Palm Beach Zoo Brings Animals to Ill Children at Quantum House

Palm Beach Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo
May 28, 2013

Palm Beach Zoo is helping to brighten the day for children staying at Quantum House by bringing animals to visit them.

Getting treatment at the hospital for a serious medical condition is not the way a child wants to spend their time.  It’s difficult – they are away from their home, their school and for some, their pets.

By bringing animals like a two-toed sloth, giant gecko, and hedgehog, the Palm Beach Zoo hopes to give these kids and their families a little reminder of home and at the same time create a unique connection to the Zoo collection.

On Wednesday, May 29 from 4 to 5 p.m., children plus their family members will gather in Quantum House’s living room to learn about certain creatures and have the opportunity to touch some of them.  They are also welcome to take pictures with the animals in the Quantum House’s garden areas.

It’s all made possible through an ongoing partnership between the Palm Beach Zoo and Quantum House.

About Quantum House

Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition.  The 10-bedroom hospitality house is the only facility of its kind between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. It provides food, shelter and support to 500 family members every year.

 

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Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

Support for the Palm Beach Zoo is provided by:

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.