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Earth Day Weekend

April 20 - April 21
Join us for a bear-y fun Party for the Planet this Earth Day Weekend! Learn how to shrink your carbon pawprint, get up-close to animals and talk with the keepers who care for these incredible animals. 

 11 a.m.  Shark Talk, South Pacific Aquarium

Noon  Polar Bears, Arctic Tundra: See bears devour a floating ice block topped with a marshmallow creation.

12:30 p.m.  Primates, Asian Forest Sanctuary: Watch them munch on special “cookies.”  Tigers will get some treats, too.

1 p.m.  Elephants, Elephant Yard: Suki and Hanako get special enrichments. 

1:30 p.m.  Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater: See our Seriema, Twiggy, bash a plastic frog in a scene from our live animal show.

SPECIAL EARTH DAYS ACTIVITIES

Find your favorite activity among a world of fun scattered around the zoo, including:

Shellfish science: Enjoy a fun chemistry demonstration.

Survival in the Arctic: See if you can survive as a polar bear.

Be a scientist: Match photos of animals caught with a camera “trap.”

One paw print at a time: Learn how to shrink your carbon footprint.

Earth Day fun and activities are FREE with admission and generously sponsored by Tacoma Power.  Click here for the 2013 Earth Day map of actitivites.