Pokemon Go Invades the Palm Beach Zoo

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Calling all Pokémon Go fans and addicts….Get your Pokeball throwing finger ready for this Saturday’s “Go Wild & Catch Em All” Pokémon party at the Palm Beach Zoo.

From 4:15-9:00, the Zoo will be hosting an off-the-hook, but on-the-grid Pokémon shindig that will delight all those hoping to add to their Pokémon collection, battle or get a gym workout in a safe environment.

Pokémon Go players will find approximately a dozen Poke Stops and one Gym inside the Zoo. Plus, the Zoo plans to drop lures all around the Zoo throughout the event.

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With prizes to win, live music by Kat Man Duo, Pokémon crafts for younger children, Pokémon face painting, and a cash bar for the adults with special drinks in Team Valor, Mystic, and Pure colors, this is THE place to be for Pokémon Go fans of all ages.

And don’t worry about low battery levels cutting into your enjoyment of the festivities. The Zoo will have a charging table in the Fountain Plaza in case catching Pokemon wipes out your power. Bring your own connecting cables to plug into a standard power strip outlet.

Special Admission Prices for the Event
Zoo Members: Free
Non-Member Adult (Ages 13+): $14.50
Non-Member Child (Ages 3-12): $10.50
Toddlers (Ages 0-2): Free

Go Green This Saturday

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Looking for a family-friendly (and eco-friendly) activity this weekend? Check out the e4 Life Green Health & Wellness Expo at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium this Saturday, July 23 from 10A-4P.

It’s an opportunity for the community to learn more about healthy living, sustainable initiatives and environmental conservation.

In partnership with the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Expo features fun and educational activities for the entire family – all promoting a healthy lifestyle though vendor exhibits, demonstrations, give-a-ways, tastings and much more.

Activities include healthy food preparation demonstrations, gardening workshops, information about carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, transportation, environmentally preferable purchasing and other sustainable/conservation subjects. Representatives from the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society will be there to discuss their on-site conservation programs.

RGF Environmental will also be on-site at the e4 Life Expo with the “LamborGreenie”. Don’t miss your chance to take a picture with this extremely rare, eco-friendly electric car that’s based on the famous Lamborghini Diablo.

FREE Planetarium Shows during the event
“Life of Trees” @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
“The Earth and Me” @ 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Ticket price is included with general paid admission to the Science Center and free for Science Center members.

For more information, call (561) 832-1988.

 

Get Your Grub On At The Palm Beach Zoo’s Food Truck Safari

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Start skipping dessert now so you’ll be plenty hungry for the Palm Beach Zoo’s Food Truck Safari this Saturday, June 18th. Gates open at 4:30pm, truck windows open at 5:00pm, last ticket sold at 8:15pm, Zoo closes at 9:00pm.

It’s an eat, drink and be merry extravaganza.

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Food trucks scheduled to appear include:

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DRINK: 
Beer and Wine is available for the 21+ set.
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PLUS- Barrel of Monks Brewing will be doing a tap takeover and featuring the first kegs of this summer’s batch of Abbey Terno and their always popular White Wizard Wit.

BE MERRY:
Enjoy live music by The Shin Dig Duo and Andre Michaud.

Zoo admission for the Food Truck Safari is
$10 for adult non-members
$9 for adult members
$7 child non-members
$6 child members
Under 3 free.

Food and beverage purchases are NOT included in admission. Trucks accept cash and most credit cards.

Purchase advance tickets here.

 

Run and Fun In the Southend This Saturday

It’s a Saturday filled with activity and adventure in the Southend this weekend.

Pound your protein smoothie and throw on your running shoes for the Stacey Konwiser Memorial Save the Tiger 5K  at the Palm Beach Zoo. This year’s race is all the more special as it pays tribute to the life of the Zoo’s beloved Lead Keeper and her love of all cats…especially tigers.

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In honor of Stacey, Team AC-27, named after her radio call sign and comprised of several zookeepers and other staff, will also be running and walking in the race. Team AC-27’s ‘virtual team’ is now comprised of 120 people across 17 states! There will also be a ‘Remembrance Table’ in the fountain area where attendees can leave notes of encouragement for Stacey and her loved ones.

You’ll run or walk through the beautiful paths of Dreher Park and finish the race inside the Palm Beach Zoo passing the Tiger River habitat where 2 of the Zoo’s 4 Malayan tigers reside. You’ll also run past wallabies, Fennec foxes, New Guinea singing dogs, ocelots, and siamang gibbons on your way to the finish line at the fountain plaza.

Your registration includes admission to the Zoo for the day and discount coupons for friends and family to see you finish and explore the Zoo for the day. And, for the first time ever, every runner/walker registered will receive a shirt. (Note: The first 650 registered will be able to pick up their shirt at a packet pickup location or at race day check-in. Everyone from #651 on will get their shirt after race day.)

The Malayan tiger is the most endangered of the 5 remaining species of tigers. It’s estimated that there are fewer than 250 in the wild. The Palm Beach Zoo works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), supporting species and habitat research and protection at Endau-Rompin National Park in Malaysia. A portion of each participant’s race registration fee helps fund the Zoo’s involvement with WCS.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top 3 Masters Male & Female
Top 3 Male ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Top 3 Female ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80

Ready to find your stride? It’s not too late. Registration info and prices can be found here.

Cool down and tech up by walking over to the nearby South Florida Center and Aquarium for their Palm Beach Mini Maker Fairehosted in partnership with Hacklab North Boynton.

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This Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Bring the whole family and experience DIY robotics, Soldering Workshops, 3D Printing, Drones, Live Science Demos, Glass Blowing, Local Artists and so much more.

To find out more and RSVP, click here.

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Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 832-1988

 

Celebrate March Wag-ness at Posh Pet Hotel

March is going to the dogs in West Palm Beach thanks to the Southend’s swanky Posh Pet Hotel. The month is filled with activities for your pampered pooch…everything from a Doggie Luau to a water obstacle course. It’s time your four-legged friend kicked up their heels with a much deserved Spring Break. Call Posh Pet Hotel at 561-225-1559 for more details.

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6710 S. Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL  33405
561-225-1559

Sweet Dreams at the South Florida Science Center

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but let the chocolate fountain continue to flow. Join the South Florida Science Center for their 11th Annual Science of Chocolate, this Saturday, February 20 from 11AM-5PM.

During this 6-hour event, visitors will learn the science behind how chocolate is made, the chemical properties of chocolate, as well as its potential health benefits. Activities include liquid nitrogen chocolate ice cream, frozen chocolate molds, chocolate samples, a never-ending chocolate fountain from Hoffman’s Chocolates, and chocolate-related crafts and activities.

It’s a delicious opportunity for chocolate-lovers of all ages.

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Dancing with Cranes at the Palm Beach Zoo

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Put on your dancing shoes for the next event in the Palm Beach Zoo’s Conservation Leadership Lecture.

International Crane Foundation Co-founder, Dr. George Archibald will be appearing on January 28 to discuss his his work over the last 40 years with these beautiful and majestic birds.

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From savingcranes.org:

“In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague, Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., established the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. Today, ICF has over 50 employees and supports conservation projects in 45 countries. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to work in sensitive places. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and countries to work together to preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people.

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1977. In recognition of his many accomplishments, Archibald has received four honorary doctorates and many awards including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada. In 2013, Archibald was awarded the Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the National Audubon Society. He and his wife, Kyoko, live in the Baraboo countryside where they enjoy gardening and aviculture.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. for this special event – which includes a cocktail hour featuring animal experiences and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Be sure  purchase tickets in advance online. 

The Southend Dinosaur Invasion

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Dinosaurs have invaded the Southend! Starting November 1 and running through April 15, visitors to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will come face to face with giant prehistoric creatures at Dinosaurs Around The World: The Exhibition.

During this one-of-a-kind adventure, guests will become globe-trotting explorers alongside 13 life-sized roaring, breathing dinosaurs. Visitors will discover the amazing diversity that existed during the Age of the Dinosaurs as they travel from the fierce plains of Africa to the once tropical beaches of Antarctica.
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Join the SF Science Center on this global adventure from the inland seas of North America to the arid deserts of Brazil, to the polar darkness of Australia. Get up to date on the latest paleontological research, discover and name your own dinosaur, determine what colors dinosaurs actually were and find modern day dinosaurs right in your own backyard.

“This is not your grandmother’s dinosaur exhibit where you just go and you imagine what the dinosaur looked like,” said Kate Arrizza, Chief Operating Officer of the science center. “There’s no imagining. These dinosaurs in this exhibit, this is what they looked like.”

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Spook-tacular Southend Halloween Fun at the Palm Beach Zoo

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Join the Palm Beach Zoo this October for tons of wild fun including:

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BOO AT THE ZOO
October 23 – 24 & 30 – 31 / 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
October 25 / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grab your costumes and head over to the Palm Beach Zoo because BOO IS BACK! Boo at the Zoo offers fun for all ages including: costume contests, pumpkin patch, bounce house, hay stack hunt, face painting, DJ Dance parties, roving animal encounters, and so much more! Members can enjoy FREE admission to Boo during the daytime hours. This year is going to be better than ever! Register here.

Zoo Night

SPOOKY SNOOZE OVERNIGHT
October 17 – 18
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.

If you think the Zoo is wild during the day, just wait until the sun goes down! Come spend the night in the Pioneer House for a fun Halloween-themed spooky snooze sleepover! Activities include: pumpkin painting, animal encounters, a night time Zoo tour, and a special spooky snack. This program is for kids aged 6 and up and requires an adult to join in on the fun! Register here.

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1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 547-WILD (9453) / http://www.palmbeachzoo.org

Pop Culture Meets Cool Eats At Howley’s Art Show This Tuesday

Take a trip back in time with this art show dedicated to Pin-ups, Diners, Hot Rods and Soldiers of the USA.

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In April of 1950, Patrick J. Howleys opened the doors to a West Palm Beach institution; Howley’s Restaurant. Since that time the landmark has changed hands only three times, always maintaining the name and traditions of Howley’s.

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Address
4700 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Phone
561-833-5691

Hours
Sun – Thurs: 7am to 2am
Fri – Sun: 7am to 5am