Philadelphia Zoo 2010 Summer Calendar

April 29, 2010 2:47:49 PM PDT
Summer 2010 is sure to be a good time and there is no other way to enjoy it than at the Philadelphia Zoo. With plenty of activities for kids, families, and even a special evening for adults only, the Zoo is the place to be this summer! Experience something new at one of cultural events from the series Creatures of Culture. Food, entertainment, and endangered species from around the world will be on display at each event. For all of the music-lovers out there, the Zoo has brought back its family-friendly concert series, Rock 'n' Roar on select Tuesdays this summer. The Zoo will also give the community the opportunity to learn from one of the best as Sean Kenney, LEGO-certified professional, runs a building workshop. And we can't forget the grown-ups. The Summer Ale Festival will feature some of your favorite local breweries and snacks from a few of Philly's best restaurants.

May

Creatures of Culture: Asia
Saturday, May 8 & Sunday, May 9
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free with Zoo admission
Travel around the world with our new Creatures of Culture International Series. The journey begins with a glimpse of Asian cultures. Learn about Asian animals at the Philadelphia Zoo after making origami cranes and tasting authentic Japanese cuisine. Also check out Chinese dance performances all day throughout the Zoo.

June

Junior Nature Journey
Salt Marsh Safari
Saturday, June 5
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
$35 member, $45 non-member
Great for children ages 9- to 12-years old and their families.
Join us for a salt marsh safari on the Jersey Cape's premier wildlife tour boat, the Skimmer. Marvel at the abundance and diversity of undersea life in Captain Ginny's Magic Dip Net. Spend the afternoon participating in a program at the Cape May Nature Center. Dress for the weather and bring a packed lunch for a picnic by the bay. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. Meet us at the Dolphin Cove Marina in Cape May, NJ. Directions are available at www.skimmer.com.

Sunset Safari: Pajamarama
Saturday, June 5
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Included in Zoo Admission
Visit with the animals as they get ready to head to bed for the evening. Performances, animal encounters, and hands-on activities make this the wildest pajama party around.

Keeping up with the Keeper
Saturday, June 12
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
$10 member, $18 non-member
Great for families with children ages 4 and up. Call 215-243-5254 to register today! Learn about the Zoo's day-to-day operation and worldwide conservation efforts first hand from the Zoo's animal keepers. The evening will highlight the animals unique to the keepers you meet.

Family Overnight Adventures
Daddy and Me
Saturday, June 19
$50 per person
Perfect for children ages 5- to 12-years old and their parents. Advance reservations are required. Space is limited so register by calling 215-243-5254 today! Come and celebrate Father's Day with a family overnight at the Zoo! Meet some of our animals, take a night hike, and then spend the night inside of one of our classrooms.

Rock 'n' Roar Concert Series
Tuesday, June 22
11:00 a.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
Pack your blankets and put on your dancin' shoes, it's time for Rock 'n' Roar. Join us on the Impala Lawn for the first show in our family-friendly concert series as Ernie and Neal get the groove going. Visit www.philadelphiazoo.org to check out the great line-up for this season!

Build With Sean Kenney
Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
Come to the Zoo and hang out with LEGO certified professional, Sean Kenney, one of only nine LEGO certified artists. Learn what it took to create the various exhibits throughout the Zoo and build your own animal creation. Sean will be answering questions and signing autographs.

July

Rock 'n' Roar Concert Series
Tuesday, July 6
11:00 a.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
Pack your blankets and put on your dancin' shoes, it's time for Rock 'n' Roar. Join us on the Impala Lawn for the second show in our family-friendly concert series as Steve Pullara and the Cool Beans Band spend the afternoon jammin' on Impala Lawn . Visit www.philadelphiazoo.org to check out the great line-up for this season!

Creatures of Culture: North America
Saturday, July 10 & Sunday, July 11
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free with Zoo Admission
Travel around the world with our new Creatures of Culture International Series, as the tour makes a stop in North America. Enjoy American classics for lunch and then check out traditional Native American performances. Learn about animals from North America that reside in the Philadelphia Zoo and some of the Creatures of Habitat exhibits that explore endangered North American species.

Keeping up with the Keeper
Saturday, July 16
6:00-8:00 p.m.
$10 member, $18 non-member
Great for families with children ages 4 and up. Call 215-243-5254 to register today! Learn about the Zoo's day-to-day operation and worldwide conservation efforts first hand from the Zoo's animal keepers. The evening will highlight the animals unique to the keepers you meet.

Sunset Safari: Peco Pajamarama
Saturday, July 17
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Included in Zoo Admission
The Zoo keeps the fun going into the dark with our Sunset Safari. Wind down for the evening with yoga demonstrations and tuck your favorite animals in bed before calling it a night.

PECO Primate Days
Saturday, July 17& Sunday, July 18
Free with Zoo admission
Swing into PECO Primate Reserve and meet some of our fascinating primates. Have you ever seen a sifaka? Did you know squirrel monkeys can live in groups of up to one hundred? And did you know the Zoo's golden lion tamarins are free-ranging? PECO Primate Jungle Days will include primate talks, training demonstrations, a chance to pretend you are one of our primates by practicing walking like a gorilla, foraging like a tamarin or "puzzling" out your dinner like an orangutan as well as arts and crafts, storytelling and much more!

Rock 'n' Roar Concert Series
Tuesday, July 20
11:00 a.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
Pack your blankets and put on your dancin' shoes, it's time for Rock 'n' Roar. Join us on the Impala Lawn for a rocking good time with Dog on Fleas! Visit www.philadelphiazoo.org to check out the great line-up for this season!

Summer Ale Festival
Saturday, July 24
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $55.00
This event for adults 21 and older with proper ID.
Celebrate the summer season with this exciting outdoor beer and food tasting extravaganza featuring delicious summer ales and signature restaurants throughout the Zoo's lush gardens. Sample and discuss beers directly with the master brewers. The event will also feature an impressive lineup of educational seminars and talks presented by Rolling Barrel providing additional opportunities to interact with some of Philadelphia's best craft brewers.

August

Rock 'n' Roar Concert Series
Tuesday, August 3
11:00 a.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
The Philadelphia Zoo brings you the sounds of summer yet again with Two of a Kind. This concert is the fourth in a family-friendly series of tunes at the Zoo. Visit www.philadelphiazoo.org to check out the great line-up for this season!

Sunset Safari: Pajamarama
Saturday, August 7
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Included in Zoo Admission
Visit with the animals as they get ready to head to bed for the evening. Performances, animal encounters, and hands-on activities make this the wildest pajama party around.

Rock 'n' Roar Concert Series
Tuesday, August 17
11:00 a.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
Yosi and the Superdads take the stage for another concert in the Rock 'n' Roar series. Bring your picnic lunch and get ready to dance up a storm! Visit www.philadelphiazoo.org to check out the great line-up for this season!

Creatures of Culture: Africa
Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free with Zoo Admission
The Creatures of Culture journey continues with a glimpse of African culture. Learn native African dance and try some of the flavorful dishes found in Africa. Find out how you can help endangered species such as the western lowland gorilla found in Kenya and Cameroon.

Rock 'n' Roar Concert Series
Tuesday, August 31
11:00 a.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
Rock 'n' Roar closes out the summer with a funky performance from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. This kid-friendly rapper is sure to make you boogie on down!

And coming up this Fall:

September
Build With Sean Kenney
Saturday, September 11 & Sunday, September 12
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free with Zoo Admission

Impala Lawn
Come to the Zoo and hang out with LEGO certified professional, Sean Kenney, one of only nine LEGO certified artists. Learn what it took to create the various exhibits throughout the Zoo. Sean will be answering questions and signing autographs.

October

Creatures of Culture: Central and South America
Saturday, October 9-Sunday, October 10
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free with Zoo Admission
The Creatures of Culture International Series wraps up with a taste of culture below the equator. Have a Latin lunch after learning about South American endangered species and what you can do to help. Throughout the day, local South American performance groups will be showcasing their talents and highlights of their culture. Don't forget to check out the LEGO exhibit of Humboldt penguins, (they're native to Peru)!

Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, October 23-Sunday, October 24
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Free with Zoo Admission
Enjoy all that Halloween has to offer at the Philadelphia Zoo! There will be plenty of treats and a few tricks even. Come in costume and share the fun with your favorite ghouls and goblins. You might even get a chance to meet some of the Zoo's ghosts?

The Philadelphia Zoo is located at 34th Street and Girard Avenue - minutes from the historic downtown area - in beautiful Fairmount Park. The Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Admission for the Zoo is $15.00 for children under 12 and $18.00 for adults. Family memberships start at just $99; Zoo members receive free admission.

About the Philadelphia Zoo:

Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 21, 1859, the Zoo is currently home to over 1,300 animals from around the world, many rare and endangered. Welcoming more than one million visitors each year from throughout the region and beyond, the Zoo serves children and families as a unique and engaging public resource for wildlife conservation and education. The Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information or to purchase and print tickets online, visit www.philadelphiazoo.org.


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