July 2014 Special Events & Promotions Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo
June 19, 2014

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events for the month of July 2014:

Red, White & Zoo BBQ: July 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Celebrate our nation’s independence at the Zoo with amazing animals, a fantastic fountain for cooling off, and shady pathways to walk! An All-American 4th of July BBQ offers delicious grilled food items for sale in the Interactive Play Fountain area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular Zoo admission prices do not include BBQ food.

Safari Nights: “Fourth of July” theme: July 4, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Keep the patriotism rolling through the evening of July 4th with Safari Nights at the Zoo! Guests can enjoy a kid-friendly DJ and dance party in the Fountain Plaza, face painting, up-close animal encounters, meet ‘n’ greets with some of the ZooCrew’s costume characters, and kids crafts in the Zoo’s Florida Pioneer House. Hot Shot Slot Cars joins Safari Nights with your chance to race and learn how you can have a track at your own party. Admission: Adult Non-Members (13 and older) $15.95, Child Non-Members (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Palm Beach Zoo Members and children under 3 are free. Admission includes access to the entire Zoo. Please note, as dusk approaches some animals may not be visible and some paths may be closed.

Independence Day Weekend at the Zoo: Patriotic Wild Things Presentation, 12 p.m. each day; American Flag Colors Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day: July 4, July 5, and July 6 – All Independence Day weekend, come to the Zoo for a Patriotic Wild Things Presentation! Find out which Zoo animals are the colors of Old Glory. Learn what actions you can take to help keep America beautiful by conserving wild habitat of “amber waves of grain” and “purple mountain majesties.” Children can participate in an American Flag Colors Scavenger Hunt by looking for red, white and blue animals around the Zoo. Every child who can tell a front gate staff member at least one animal per flag color will have their names entered into a drawing to win a red, white and blue Animal Art painting, done by one of the Zoo’s animal artists! The Patriotic Wild Things Presentation will be at 12 p.m. each day, and the American Flag Colors Scavenger Hunt will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on July 4th, July 5th and July 6th.

Roar & Pour: The Surfin’ Tones: July 5, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- Enjoy all-American beach music from The Surfin’ Tones, food, and drink service in the Zoo’s Fountain Plaza, and the party goes until 9:30 p.m. Guests can expect amazing up-close animal encounters and zookeeper talks. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain Plaza during Roar & Pour, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to bands. Admission: Adult Non-Member (13 and older) $15.95, Adult Member (13 and older) $9.00, Child Non-Member (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Child Member (ages 3 through 12) $5.00, Children under 3 are free. Admission prices start at 4:30 p.m. Food and drinks are not included in the cost of admission.

Safari Nights: “Wild, Wild West” theme, presented by MedExpress: July 11, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – It’s time for you and your posse to head over to the Zoo for a wild hoedown that lasts until the cows come home! Round up the gang and head to the Zoo for a kid-friendly DJ and dance party in the Fountain Plaza, face painting, up-close animal encounters, meet ‘n’ greets with some of the ZooCrew’s costume characters, and kids crafts in the Zoo’s Florida Pioneer House. Hot Shot Slot Cars joins Safari Nights with your chance to race and learn how you can have a track at your own party. Admission: Adult Non-Members (13 and older) $15.95, Child Non-Members (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Palm Beach Zoo Members and children under 3 are free. Admission includes access to the entire Zoo. Please note, as dusk approaches some animals may not be visible and some paths may be closed.

Food Truck Safari: July 12, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- Feed your inner animal at some of South Florida’s best food trucks inside the Zoo! Enjoy live music with Emily Brooke and more to be announced, along with exciting zookeeper talks and up-close animal encounters, with trucks scheduled by Food Truck Collective. Beer & Wine is available for those 21 and older. Admission: $9 adult members, $10 adult non-members, $6 child members, $7 child non-members, under 3 free. Gate proceeds support regular Zoo operations. Food and beverage purchases are NOT included in admission. All food trucks are donating a portion of their proceeds toward Zoo operations. Trucks accept cash or credit.

Safari Nights: “Zoo-Per Hero (Superhero!)” theme, presented by MedExpress: July 18, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- Calling all superheroes to unite to help defeat the evil villain trying to destroy Friday night fun. Meet at Hero Headquarters (AKA “the Zoo”) for some fun superhero training! Guests can enjoy a kid-friendly DJ and dance party in the Fountain Plaza, face painting, up-close animal encounters, meet ‘n’ greets with some of the ZooCrew’s costume characters, and kids crafts in the Zoo’s Florida Pioneer House. Hot Shot Slot Cars joins Safari Nights with your chance to race and learn how you can have a track at your own party. Admission: Adult Non-Members (13 and older) $15.95, Child Non-Members (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Palm Beach Zoo Members and children under 3 are free. Admission includes access to the entire Zoo. Please note, as dusk approaches some animals may not be visible and some paths may be closed.

Roar & Pour: Live Band and Tap Takeover Brewery TBA: July 19, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- Enjoy live music from a local band and a Tap Takeover by a South Florida brewery. The party includes food, and drink service in the Zoo’s Fountain Plaza. Guests can expect amazing up-close animal encounters and zookeeper talks. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain Plaza during Roar & Pour, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to bands. Admission: Adult Non-Member (13 and older) $15.95, Adult Member (13 and older) $9.00, Child Non-Member (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Child Member (ages 3 through 12) $5.00, Children under 3 are free. Admission prices start at 4:30 p.m. Food and drinks are not included in the cost of admission.

Safari Nights: “Animals in the Sky (Constellations)” theme, presented by MedExpress: July 25, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – It’s a star party, and you’re invited to see the animals familiar to you in the nights sky! Guests can enjoy a kid-friendly DJ and dance party in the Fountain Plaza, face painting, up-close animal encounters, meet ‘n’ greets with some of the ZooCrew’s costume characters, and kids crafts in the Zoo’s Florida Pioneer House. Hot Shot Slot Cars joins Safari Nights with your chance to race and learn how you can have a track at your own party. Admission: Adult Non-Members (13 and older) $15.95, Child Non-Members (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Palm Beach Zoo Members and children under 3 are free. Admission includes access to the entire Zoo. Please note, as dusk approaches some animals may not be visible and some paths may be closed.

Roar & Pour: Jason Colannino & The 4 Peace Band: July 26, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- Enjoy soft rock/folk rock music from Jason Colannino & The 4 Peace Band, food, and drink service in the Zoo’s Fountain Plaza. Guests can expect amazing up-close animal encounters and zookeeper talks. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain Plaza during Roar & Pour, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to bands. Admission: Adult Non-Member (13 and older) $15.95, Adult Member (13 and older) $9.00, Child Non-Member (ages 3 through 12) $9.95, Child Member (ages 3 through 12) $5.00, Children under 3 are free. Admission prices start at 4:30 p.m. Food and drinks are not included in the cost of admission.

International Tiger Day: July 29, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Celebrate International Tiger Day with the Malayan tigers, Mata and Berapi, at the Zoo! This day is held annually on July 29th to give worldwide attention to the preservation of tigers. It is both an awareness day and a celebration, founded at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 because wild tigers are too close to extinction. Many animal welfare organizations, including the Palm Beach Zoo, have pledged to help these endangered creatures, and are still helping to raise funds to reach this goal. The goal of Tiger Day is to promote the protection and expansion of the wild tigers habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation.

To stay up-to-date on all Palm Beach Zoo promotions, programs and special events, or for more information regarding a particular event, please visit www.palmbeachzoo.org/special-events

 

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