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

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Spend Some Wild Summer Nights At The Palm Beach Zoo

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When the sun is going down, the Zoo fun is just getting started this Summer at the Palm Beach Zoo’s Safari Nights. Mark these dates on your calendar and don’t miss any of the fun!

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Safari Night: Pirate Fest
Friday, June 19th 4:15-9:00 P.M.
Aarrrrgh ya going to join us? Put on your best pirate costume and be entered to win a $150 Palm Beach Zoo prize pack! We’ll have a DJ dance party, fun themed games and crafts, and face painting! Ye be invited to join us for this pirate kind of life. Walk the plank here.

Safari Night: Dinosaur/Jurassic Night
Friday, June 26th 4:15-9:00 P.M.
Jump back in time with us to explore the wild wonders of the Jurassic period! Dress up your little dinosaurs for a raawr’ing good time! We’ll have face painting, crafts, themed games and more! Click here if you dare.

Food Truck Safari
Saturday, June 27th 5:00-9:00 P.M.
Bring your appetite to this delicious safari! Enjoy live music by Shauna Sweeny and The Cuban Latin Show Band. The whole Zoo is open for you to explore while you make your way to the next food truck! Also, enjoy roving animal encounters and special keeper talks! Get hungry here.

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

Take A Journey Through Florida’s Wildlife Corridor This Thursday

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Travel to places you never knew existed in Florida and learn their predicted fate at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s “From Glades to Gulf: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days, a Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition” Conservation Leadership Lecture. Renowned photojournalist Carlton Ward, Jr. and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt team up this Thursday, April 16 from 6-8PM as part of the Zoo’s popular lecture series.

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In 2012, Ward and Dimmitt, along with bear biologist Joe Guthrie and filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus undertook the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition in which they covered 1000 miles in 100 days by hiking, biking and paddling their way through the Florida landscapes from the Everglades National Park toward Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia.

The Speakers

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Carlton Ward, Jr. is a conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian focused on Florida’s living heritage. His work is exhibited widely and published in magazines including Audubon, Smithsonian, Geo and Nature Conservancy. He began his career with seven expeditions to the Congo rainforests of Gabon with the Smithsonian Institution, resulting in his award-winning book, “The Edge of Africa,” with a foreword by Colin Powell presidential exhibit with the United Nations in New York. While remaining engaged internationally, Ward’s primary purpose is to protect Florida’s nature and culture through art. His 2009 book, “Florida Cowboys,” won a silver medal in the Florida Book Awards, and Popular Photography Magazine featured him for working to save vanishing America.

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Mallory Lykes Dimmitt is a seventh generation Floridian whose childhood was partly spent exploring the lands and waters of central Florida. She pursued her passion for the outdoors by receiving her B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was also awarded a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship at Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment, where she earned a Master’s of Environmental Management.

Seating for the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is limited. Tickets are $20.00 per person and can be purchased online at palmbeachzoo.org. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Zoo at (561) 547-WILD ext. 285.

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

Drink Beer & Save Wildlife At Brew At The Zoo.

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Prepare to go wild as Palm Beach County’s most unique craft beer festival returns for its 3rd year. The Brew At The Zoo, presented by Dixie Grill & Bar will be held on April 11, 2015. Explore the animals and beautiful grounds of the Palm Beach Zoo as you sample craft brews from 25+ breweries, with an emphasis on local favorites such as Due South, Funky Buddha, Saltwater Brewery and many more.

Tailor your experience based on ticket type.

$35 General Admission Ticket

  • 6:00pm-9:30pm admission to the event inside the Zoo
  • Collectible sampling mug
  • Lanyard to hold your mug while you eat, etc.
  • Sampling from 25+ breweries
  • Great food available to purchase from local restaurants,

$65 VIP Admission (Only 200 of these tickets are available and as of 3/27, less than half remain)

  • All of the above
  • Early entry at 5:30pm
  • Free food in the Tropics Cafe, courtesy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Premium beer samples not available to General Admission
  • Collectible t-shirt
  • LIve music by Andre Michaud

$15 Designated Driver

  • Free water and soft drinks at the Tropics Cafe Snack Window
  • Live Music
  • Great food available to purchase from local restaurants
  • Designated Driver ticket purchasers PLEDGE to NOT CONSUME any alcohol during the event or prior to arrival
  • May enter at 5:30pm if accompanying a VIP ticket holder

Tickets for this event are expected to sell out so buy them today!

The Rundown on the Palm Beach Zoo’s ‘Animal Encounters’

Palm Beach Zoo’s ‘animal experiences’ lets you get up close, personal photo

Photo Courtesy of Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Zoo has expanded its ‘Animal Encounters’ program to include a series of individual or group encounters. For prices ranging from $150 (per group, max 8) to $15 per person, you can get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s friendliest animals.

Encounters with sloths, bears, tortoises, and capybaras are all available to guests. To see the breakdown of prices and a summary of each encounter as told by Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, Staci Sturrock, check out this article and this video.

June 13th: Father’s Day Safari Night at the Palm Beach Zoo

 

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Friday June 13th, the Palm Beach Zoo will be hosting its weekly Safari Night from 5:30-9:30 PM. This week’s theme will be celebrating Father’s Day!

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This Weekend at the Palm Beach Zoo: Breakfast With the Bunny!

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This weekend is ‘Breakfast With the Bunny’ at the Palm Beach Zoo. Activities will include a buffet style breakfast, an egg hunt, animal encounters, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

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March 28th: Movie Under the Stars at the Palm Beach Zoo

At 7:30 PM on Friday, March 28th, the Palm Beach Zoo will be showing the movie ‘We Bought a ZOO’ for its monthly ‘ZOOvies’ presentation. As always. it’s a great event for the whole family.

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Here in the Southend: First Ever Outdoor 3D Movie Event in Florida!

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At 7 PM on Friday, February 28th, the Palm Beach Zoo will be showing the movie ‘Rio 3D’ for its first ever ‘ZOOvies’ presentation. This event will be the first ever outdoor 3D movie event in Florida and it’s happening right here in the Southend. You won’t want to miss this!

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