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May 5, 2012

Half price admission for moms at Mom & Me at the Zoo




Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 | woodlandparkzoopr@zoo.org

Moms will be honored with half price admission on May 12 to Woodland Park Zoo’s 22nd annual Mom & Me at the Zoo! The Northwest family tradition features a day of fun for moms and families on the North Meadow including live entertainment; keeper talks about maternal care for Visayan warty pigs, warthogs, elephants, penguins and gorillas; Cougar Mountain cookies; and bounce houses, crafts and face painting 

Photo credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo

Editor note: Three parking spots will be reserved in the north inner lot where the admin. offices are located off N. 59th St. & Phinney Ave. N. The spots, #888-890, will be marked with traffic cones and are the first spots at the north entrance of the lot. The press is requested to remove a cone to park and to replace it when leaving. PR staff will not be on grounds. The press may enter the zoo to cover the event without on-site staff support. 

WHAT

Moms will be honored with half price admission on May 12 to Woodland Park Zoo’s 22nd annual Mom & Me at the Zoo!

The Northwest family tradition features a day of fun for moms and families on the North Meadow: live entertainment by professional Zaniac Alex Zerbe, Tribe Dance Troup, The Bears Upstairs and Arc School of Ballet; keeper talks about maternal care for Visayan warty pigs, warthogs, elephants, penguins and gorillas; Cougar Mountain cookies; and bounce houses, crafts and face painting.

Continue the day of fun by experiencing the wild and wonder of the zoo’s 92 acres and 1,000 animal ambassadors. Don’t miss the new warthogs, the wild pigs of the African savanna, and critically endangered Visayan warty pigs of the Philippines, whose spiky head tufts resemble the hairdos of punk rockers. The wild pigs are presented by U.S. Bank and The Seattle Times.

A variety of programs and keeper talks will be offered such as African Village storytelling, raptor free flight demonstrations, singing, dancing and puppet shows in Zoomazium, elephant poo papermaking, and giraffe and elephant feedings (additional cost for feedings).

WHEN 

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

WHERE

Mom & Me at the Zoo takes place on Woodland Park Zoo’s North Meadow. Enter through the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or through the South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

COST

Mom & Me at the Zoo is free with zoo admission. Moms get half price off zoo admission on May 12. Admission May 1-September 30: Adult (13-64) id="mce_marker"7.75; Child (3-12) id="mce_marker"1.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round.

Parking: $5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. For bus service to the zoo, visit: www.metro.kingcounty.gov.

INFO

Hours May 1-September 30: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. 

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

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