Party for the Planet


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Paperhand Puppet InterventionCelebrate Earth Day at the Museum as we throw a giant party for the planet! Local conservation groups and our friends at Paperhand Puppet Intervention will join us for a day of environmentally friendly festivities. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can check out our info fair, explore backyard conservation in The Lab, enjoy keeper talks, visit the puppet petting zoo, and even join a parade through campus! The parade will start at noon, leaving from the Butterfly House stairs.

Want to get your hands dirty? We’ll be planting a pollinator garden across from the Museum and welcome volunteers. To participate, you must be available at 2 p.m. and pre-register. Families are welcome, limited spaces available.


Activities and Partners

AZA LogoParty for the Planet is a series of nationwide celebrations hosted by AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity and support nature and the people who depend on it. Learn how you can take action to make a difference through education and conservation presentations, keeper talks, service, and more! The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of conservation, education, science and recreation at zoos and aquariums.


Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!