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Party for the Planet : Spring into Action
May 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join your Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, May 1 from 9am until 2pm for Party for the Planet: Spring into Action! Celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity, and learn how you can take action to make a difference. Party for the Planet offers families a unique opportunity to visit and support their local Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo and/or aquarium while at the same time, learning first-hand about protecting our planet!
Party for the Planet festivities will take place throughout the Zoo, Children’s Zoo, and in Alabama Wilds. Scheduled activities for the day will include education and conservation presentations, keeper talks, environmental activities, giveaways, nature place activities, and more! Party for the Planet at the Birmingham Zoo will focus on various conservation messages ranging from single-use plastics, sustainable palm oil, pollinators, bird strikes, and citizen science. Guests will learn about immediate actions that they can take to have an impact on these conservation issues.
In conjunction with Party for the Planet, the Birmingham Zoo has partnered with Penguin Young Readers to host The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storywalk from now until June 30 in the Alabama Wilds area of the Zoo. This special exhibit re-creates The Very Hungry Caterpillar through a larger-than-life storywalk and gives children and their families the opportunity to read their way through the exhibit and experience the beloved classic together. As part of the exhibit, there will be photo opportunities, and a special visit by The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself on Saturday, May 1.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storywalk will be linked to the pollinator station during Party for the Planet. In addition, the Zoo has partnered with the Birmingham Public Library for a collaborative storytime featuring books by The Very Hungry Caterpillar author, Eric Carle!
*Party for the Planet festivities and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storywalk experience are included in the price of general admission for the day and free for Zoo Members.
Saturday, May 1
9am – 2pm
- Party for the Planet – throughout the Zoo
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storywalk – Alabama Wilds
- Reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar – 10am at the Corral in Children’s Zoo
- Appearance by The Very Hungry Caterpillar character – 10am at the Corral in Children’s Zoo
- Education and conservation presentations
- Keeper talks
- Environmental activities
- Nature place activities
- and more!
Included in the price of general admission for the day and free for Zoo Members
*Purchase general admission and/or reserve free Member tickets, HERE
- Face Masks must be properly worn inside the Zoo during your entire visit, especially while participating in animal encounters.
- All Visitors & Members over the age of six (6) to the Birmingham Zoo will be required to wear face masks for the protection of other animals, staff, and guests.
- Children under six (6) years old are not required to wear face masks
- Zoo Staff are required to wear face masks and maintain other heightened safety protocols
WHY? In accordance with City of Birmingham ordinance mandating the wearing of face masks in public places, the Birmingham Zoo supports efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, and we recognize that the best way to prevent the COVID-19 illness is to avoid exposure to the virus. The Birmingham Zoo follows, and expects our guests and members to follow, all applicable government ordinances. *Visitors can purchase face masks at each ticket booth and in our gift shops.
Want to add your event to our calendar? Click here. Email events at (@) BhamNow dot com for promotional options. NOTE – Due to Covid-19 many events are being cancelled or postponed which might not be reflected here. Please double check with the organizer before attending any event.