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Half price admission for moms at ‘Mom & Me at the Zoo’

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Moms will be honored with half price admission on May 12 to Woodland Park Zoo’s 22nd annual “Mom & Me at the Zoo.”

Mom and Me at the Zoo
Photo courtesy of Woodland Park Zoo Moms and their families have fun in the Woodland Park Zoo’s north meadow during the annual “Mom & Me at the Zoo” event.
The Northwest family tradition features a day of fun for moms and families on the north meadow, including live entertainment by professional Zaniac Alex Zerbe, Tribe Dance Troup, The Bears Upstairs and Arc School of Balle; keeper talks on  maternal care for Visayan warty pigs, warthogs, elephants, penguins and gorillas; Cougar Mountain cookies and bounce houses, crafts and face painting.

Continue the day of fun by experiencing the wild and wonder of the zoo’s 92 acres and 1,000 animal ambassadors.

Beginning May 5, don’t miss the new warthogs, the wild pigs of the African savanna, and critically endangered Visayan warty pigs of the Philippines, whose prominent head tufts resemble the hairdos of punk rockers. The wild pigs are presented by U.S. Bank and The Seattle Times.

A variety of programs and keeper talks will be offered, such as African Village storytelling, raptor free flight demonstrations, singing, dancing and puppet shows in Zoomazium, elephant poo papermaking and giraffe and elephant feedings (additional cost for feedings).

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mom & Me at the Zoo takes place on Woodland Park Zoo’s North Meadow. Enter through the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or through the South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

COST: Mom & Me at the Zoo is free with zoo admission. Moms get half price off zoo admission on May 12.

Admission May 1-September 30: Adult (13-64) $17.75; child (3-12) $11.50; toddler (0-2) free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round.

Parking: $5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling.

For bus service to the zoo, visit: www.metro.kingcounty.gov.

For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

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