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EARTH DAY SUPERHERO PARTY | SATURDAY, APRIL 21 & SUNDAY, APRIL 22

We are celebrating Earth Day with not one, but TWO action packed days of family fun at the Zoo. Be an environmental superhero and learn about conservation and what you can do at home, at school, at work and in your communities to be kind to our earth!

DRESS UP AS A SUPERHERO
Who is your favourite superhero? The first 100 visitors each day dressed in a superhero costume will receive a FREE ice cream cone at the Tundra Grill.

SUPERHERO PHOTO STATION
You don't need to have superpowers to hang out with these superheroes. Bring your camera, have your photo taken, and don’t forget to ask for an autograph!
• Saturday (11 am to 1 pm) - Spiderman, Super Girl and Winston, the polar bear
• Sunday (11 am to 1 pm) - Captain American, Wonder Woman and Winston, the polar bear

GIANT CHALK WALL
Superheroes (dressed in costume and not) are encouraged to stop by the chalk wall and tell us how they plan to save the world!

REDUCE & RE-USE TEXTILE CRAFT STATION
It’s SUPER easy to be SUPER green! Our amazing volunteers will show visitors how they can reduce waste and re-use old textiles like shirts to make bags, baskets, and SUPERHERO CAPES! Location: Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.
 
HANG WITH THE GIBBONS
Gibbons are SUPER cool animals. Join us at 11 am and 2 pm on both days for Zoo Chats with our gibbon keepers and learn about these animals from the people who know them best. Plus, check out our interpretative station to learn how palm oil harvesting affects gibbon habitat in the wild and how you can use your superhero powers to help the environment. 

WAGON RIDES ($)
Visit the SUPERSIZED horses at the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre. Wagon rides will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm – 3 pm. Tickets are $3/person and can be purchased at the kiosk located at the barn.

GET SUPER INSPIRED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
In honour of Earth Day, we will be hosting a Facebook Earth Week Challenge. Learn how the Assiniboine Park Conservancy is working to fight climate change and learn what you can do at home with our daily Earth Day challenge. Follow us on Facebook to be in the loop! 

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WEEKEND KEEPER TALKS | NOVEMBER 2017 - APRIL 2018

Learn about our animals from the people who know them best! Every month we will feature a different Zoo animal. Weekend keepers talks are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm with some exceptions. Please see monthly schedule below for details.

November: Jungle fun with plants and animals from South and Central America | Toucan Ridge

December: Holiday charm with heavy horse keeper talks (Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am) and wagon rides (click here for schedule) | McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre

January: Cool and creepy January with amphibians, fish, birds and more | Kinsmen Discovery Centre

February: Northern Explorer Month with Arctic species | Journey to Churchill

March: Asian expedition with camels and tigers | camel and tiger enclosures, Animals of Asia

April: Hanging with gibbons | gibbon enclosure, Animals of Asia