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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 125 species, Endangered Species Day highlights the Zoo's 22 Species Survival Plan animals, including the Zoo's Mexican Gray Wolf and Scimitar Horned Oryx. This Endangered Species Day, Lehigh Valley Zoo will surround its Jaindl Penguin Pavilion with a four foot high curtain to "vanish" the endangered African penguin from sight of children, teaching children "and their parents" that without their urgent support, the African penguin could go extinct in their lifetime. When the Zoo raises $5,000, the curtain will drop, and the proceeds will launch the Global Conservation Fund at Lehigh Valley Zoo.

Zoo in Paradise
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Calling all Parrotheads...Zoo in Paradise (featuring the Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band Parrotbeach)
Margaritas, Beer, Cheeseburgers and More!
Ticket Price: $15. Zoo Gates Open 5:30 p.m.; Concert 6:45 p.m.
An after-hours fundraising event for the Zoo. 21 and over event.

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

Movie Night at the Zoo
Featuring Penguins of Madagascar
Friday, September 25, 2015
Enjoy a movie under the stars! Bring blankets and enjoy a movie on our Outdoor Dining Deck. We will have food and drinks available for purchase.
Ticket Price: $5, free for members of Lehigh Valley Zoo with membership card and photo ID.
Zoo Gates Open 6:00 p.m.; Movie 7:00 p.m.

An after-hours fundraising event for the Zoo.

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!

Winter Light Spectacular
November 15, 2015 through January 3, 2016
Wednesdays through Sundays from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Experience the magic of the holiday season as Lehigh Valley Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland! Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights and themed animated displays. Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits while enjoying hot cocoa, s'mores, and Zoo café fare. Winter Light Spectacular is a fundraiser for Lehigh Valley 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 12-18 National Volunteer Week
April 19-25 National Environmental Education Week
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 6 National Trails Day
June 7  World Oceans Day
June 13 National Get Outdoors Day
June 20 Toad, Fairy and Gnome Garden Opening
June 20 Great American Backyard Campout (After-Hour Community Program)
June 21 Father’s Day at the Zoo
July 11 Farm Fest at the Zoo
July 16 Lehigh Valley Zoo Member/Volunteer 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 10 & 11 Wolf Awareness Weekend
October 17 Ottertoberfest
October 24 & 25 Boo at the Zoo
November 14 - January 3 Winter Light Spectacular presented by Christmas Decor

For a detailed list of events and activities, visit http://teamup.com/ks03e92349756ccc66/.

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. 245; araisman@lvzoo.org.





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