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Polar Bear Weekend

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Assiniboine Park Zoo

Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25

In honour of International Polar Bear Day on Tuesday, February 27, we are thrilled to host a weekend of activities on February 24 and 25 dedicated to learning about polar bears, polar bear research, and how you can help polar bear conservation efforts by reducing your impact on the environment!

 
Al Simmons Concert

Saturday, February 24 ONLY
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Gateway to the Arctic

Legendary local children’s entertainer Al Simmons will be singing songs from his latest album, The Whistling Egg Man, including his new song, Polar Bear! With his quick wit, lanky legs, flipper like feet and rubbery face, it's as if he was genetically engineered for comedy. Al Simmons is a creative genius, with the soul of a vaudevillian.
 

Face Painting with Heather’s Pretty Parties

Sunday, February 25 ONLY
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gateway to the Arctic

Face-painters from Heather’s Pretty Parties will be on site, bringing colourful designs and big smiles to the faces of kids of all ages.
 

Breakfast with the Bears

Saturday & Sunday
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tundra Grill

Join the polar bears for breakfast! No, you are not on their menu. Our bears will enjoy enrichment activities just outside Tundra Grill, while inside you can watch from a safe place and enjoy a selection of delicious breakfast options including Egg in a Paw! (Breakfast is not included with admission).

Polar Bear Zoo Chats

Saturday & Sunday
10:30 am: Tundra Grill
1:30 pm: Gateway to the Arctic

Learn more about the bears from the people who know them best! Our animal care team will be on site for special Zoo Chats focused on our beautiful bears. Get inside information, learn interesting facts, and have your questions answered.
 

Polar Bear Crafts

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre

Join our friends from Canadian Parks and Wilderness as they lead polar bear-themed craft activities.
 

Conservation & Enrichment Station

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gateway to the Arctic

Chat with the Zoo’s Conservation and Research team about the challenges faced by the global polar bear population and the simple things you can do to help them!
 

Northern Arctic Discovery Station

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gateway to the Arctic

Chat with members of our volunteer team about some of the amazing animals that live alongside polar bears in the arctic.
 

Polar Bear Artwork Silent Auction

Stop by Wild Things Unique Gifts at the Zoo entrance and make a bid on a unique work of art created through an animal/human collaboration! Local artist Kal Barteski and Hudson the polar bear worked together to make this beautiful piece that would make an amazing conversation starter in any home. Money raised through the silent auction will support the Assiniboine Park Conservancy's Polar Bear Rescue and Care Fund.

The artwork will be on disply at Wild Things Unique Gifts from February 23 - March 3 and the starting bid is $200.
 

Souvenir Station

Saturday & Sunday
11:00am – 2:00pm
Gateway to the Arctic

Pick up a beautiful, hand-crafted polar bear greeting card or a button featuring the Zoo’s own bears. Leave a small donation (recommended $5 for cards and $2 for buttons) to support the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Polar Bear Rescue and Care Team fund.
 

Support Polar Bear Care at Assiniboine Park Zoo

As a global leader in polar bear care, Assiniboine Park Zoo is home to one of the most comprehensive northern species exhibits of its kind in the world! Join us in providing healthy habitats and exceptional care to the seven rescued polar bears who live at the Zoo.

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