Monday, July 6, 2015

OC Zoo Celebrates National Zookeeper Appreciation Week Saturday, July 25

OC Zoo Celebrates National Zookeeper Appreciation Week Saturday, July 25
(Orange, Calif.) – Join OC Parks in celebration of National Zookeeper Appreciation Week at the OC Zoo on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn what it takes to be a zookeeper and get to experience the animals of the OC Zoo up close.

Zookeepers will be giving “keeper chats” throughout the day and delivering special treats and toys to the zoo animals. Guests will enjoy a special talk on “So You Want To Be A Zookeeper” with two star OC Zookeepers at 10:30 a.m.Visitors can learn what a zookeeper’s day entails, see some of the tools of the trade and meet some zoo animals.

Kids activities at the event include making thank you cards for our zookeepers, creating a Junior Zookeeper safari hat, playing zoo inspired games and partaking in a special scavenger hunt where you can enter to win a Zookeeper Shadow Experience.

Children are encouraged to attend the event dressed in zookeeper costume or attire. The first 100 children ages 12 and under to arrive at the event will receive a free train ride ticket for Irvine Park Railroad.

Reservations are not required. Activities at the event are free with paid zoo admission, which is $2 per person, ages 2 and under free.

Come experience the animals of the OC Zoo and celebrate the Zookeepers hard work with OC Parks.

National Zookeeper Appreciation Week Celebration
Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Location: OC Zoo
Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Public Contact: (714) 973-6847

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