The Zoo presents its first-ever “Fiesta Cultural,” celebrating Hispanic heritage on September 20 all day long, including a morning Story Time at the Zoo and an evening Roar & Pour event. The Fiesta Cultural will celebrate Hispanic and Latin American heritage and culture, placing a special focus on the Zoo’s animals whose species originate from South and Central America.
The Fiesta Cultural is in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. The multi-cultural, family-friendly event will highlight the colorful culture, diverse music with a Latin DJ and two live bands, and the delicious food from the Hispanic and Latin American heritages. Regular Zoo admission prices apply.
The event includes a bilingual Story Time at the Zoo book reading at 10:30 a.m. in the Zoo’s Conservation Station. Story Time at the Zoo will feature the book “’Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,’ said the Sloth,” by Eric Carle, read in both Spanish and English. Children will get to visit the Zoo's sloth habitat following the completion of Story Time.
The Fiesta Cultural also includes a Roar & Pour event, featuring live Latin and reggae-infused music by Moska Project. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain area during the event, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to bands. Admission for Roar & Pour: Adult Non-Member (13 and older) $10, Adult Member (13 and older) $9, Child Non-Member (ages 3 through 12) $7, Child Member (ages 3 through 12) $6, Children under 3 are free. Admission prices start at 4:30 p.m. and live music begins at 5:30 p.m. Food and drinks are not included in the cost of admission.