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Signature Zoo Events 2015

RAD Center (Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Center) Grand Opening
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Slither and hop to the grand opening of Lehigh Valley Zoo’s indoor herpatarium.  Zoo guests of all ages will gain new respect for reptiles and amphibians and become inspired to take action for the preservation of these animals and their habitats.                     

Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 25, 2015
This year’s party combines Earth Day, Arbor Day, World Penguin Day, Save the Frogs Day and Tuxster’s birthday.  Activities include music, African Penguin painting demonstrations, RAD Center Conservation Conversations, Arbor Day tree planting dedication, and Smart Fun with the Zoo’s mascot, Tuxster.

Endangered Species Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Home to more than 300 animal ambassadors representing over 100 species, Endangered Species Day highlights the Zoo’s 36 conservation species, including our African Penguins and Mexican Gray Wolves.  Our Zookeepers will demonstrate animal feedings, animal enrichment activities, and engage Zoo guests with Conservation Conversations.

Run Wild at Lehigh Valley Zoo – 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Smart FUN Family Walk
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lehigh Valley Zoo’s seventh annual Run Wild takes participants on a mad dash through the picturesque Trexler Nature Preserve and Lehigh Valley Zoo. Whether they sprint, gallop, waddle or crawl, this event is sure to bring out everyone’s wild inner animal.
Click here for Run Wild registration form

Saturday, October 17, 2015

An autumn event featuring craft vendors, wine and craft beers, live music, and otter-related family-friendly activities throughout the Zoo Ottertoberfest-style!
Click here for Vendor opportunities

Boo at the Zoo
Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, 2015 
Trick-or-treat in costume and enjoy candy treats, mascots, family-friendly activities and live music at the Zoo!

Signature Zoo Activities 2015

March 7  FrogWatch Training – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (pre-registration is required)
March 7 Volunteer Open House – 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
March 23-29 Lobo Week
April 11 RAD Center (Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Center) Grand Opening
April 25 Party for the Planet
May 9  International Migratory Bird Day
May 10 Mother’s Day at the Zoo
May 16 Endangered Species Day
May 23  World Turtle Day
June 7  World Oceans Day
June 20 Toad, Fairy and Gnome Garden Opening
June 21 Father’s Day at the Zoo
July 11 Farm Fest at the Zoo
July 16 Lehigh Valley Zoo Member/Volunteer/A.D.O.P.T. Ice Cream Party – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
July 18  World Snake Day
July 19-25  National Zookeeper Week
July 25 Christmas in July
August 15 World Lizard Day
August 15 National Honey Bee Day
August 16 Run Wild at Lehigh Valley Zoo 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Smart FUN Family Walk – 7:00 am to 10:00 am
September 5 International Vulture Awareness Day
October 17 Ottertoberfest
October 10 & 11 Wolf Awareness Weekend
October 24 & 25 Boo at the Zoo

A business partnership with the Zoo is an outstanding opportunity to promote your business while supporting one of the community’s leaders in wildlife conservation, environmental education, and family recreation.  For information on Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Business Partner and event sponsorship opportunities or to schedule an onsite Zoo visit, please contact:

Shirley A. Kline, Director, Development & Marketing at 610-799-4171, ext. 243; skline@lvzoo.org or Alan Raisman, Marketing & Events Manager at 610-799-4171, ext. 224; araisman@lvzoo.org.





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