Party for the Planet 2018
This event, sponsored by Vectren Corp., features fun and educational activities to raise awareness about conservation, sustainable living, and protecting our Earth and its inhabitants for future generations.
Party for the Planet is the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America with over 100 participating AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums. We’ll have stations setup throughout the Zoo with community partners, crafts and activities, animal encounters and more!
The event is included in the price of regular Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo Members.
Recycled Art Contest
Upcycle your recyclables into works of art and enter our Recycled Art Contest! Entries must be received between April 17-20 and will be displayed during the event. The winner for each of the four age categories will receive a Family Zoo Membership. Click here for full contest details: Recycled Art Contest
Contact Hope Mills at [email protected] or 812-435-0814.
Schedule of Events
In addition to the scheduled events listed below, there are a variety of organizations stationed around the Zoo and in the Kley Exhibit Hall and Discovery Center with resources/activities to help us learn to live more sustainably within our community! Schedule subject to change.
- 10AM – 11AM – Giraffe (African Rift)
- 10:30AM – Food Waste (Discovery Center)
- 11:00AM – Hellbender (Discovery Center)
- 11:30AM – Rhino (Kley Memorial Building)
- 1:00PM – Komodo Dragon (Kley Memorial Building)
- 1PM – 2PM – Giraffe (African Rift)
- 1:30PM – Howler Monkey & Squirrel Monkey (Amazonia)
- 2:30PM – Food Waste (Discovery Center)
- 3:00PM – Hellbender (Discovery Center)
- 3:30PM – Gibbon (Asia)
Raptor Chats with Wesselman Nature Society
10AM – 1PM
Tour of Amazonia
During the event, text MESKER to 56512 to start our Party for the Planet scavenger hunt. Answer all the clues and receive a prize that will help you live a little more green!*
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Evansville City Arborist | Evansville City Storm Water | Children’s Museum of Evansville | Environmental Protection Agency | Vanderburgh County Health Department | Indiana Department of Environmental Management | Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association | Purdue University | Evansville Solid Waste Management | Vectren Corp. | Wesselman Nature Society