The bald eagles Shenandoah and Noble Peace invite guests to participate in the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s “Red, White & Zoo” patriotic weekend from July 4, 2014, through July 6, 2014. The bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America because of its majestic beauty, great strength, long life and because the bird is native to North America.
“We are proud to offer events, kid-friendly activities and wildlife presentations filled with family fun and patriotic pride on Independence Day, and through the entire holiday weekend,” said Ron Brooks, Events Manager for the Zoo. “Even the animals are getting into the American spirit, with daily patriotic ‘Wild Things Presentations’ and a scavenger hunt with a chance to win a red, white and blue Animal Art prize. For those who are looking to celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence, this is the perfect time to visit the Zoo!”
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 receiving an entry form at the front gate, then searching for and listing red, white and blue animals around the Zoo. Every child who deposits the entry form at the exit gate will have their names entered into a drawing to win a red, white and blue Animal Art painting, done byThelma, a North American river otter who is 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 with special red, white and blue patriotic-themed cocktails 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.