Ring in Lunar New Year With WCS’s Queens Zoo

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the Queens Zoo’s bearded dragon

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22 Noon to 4 p.m.

Flushing, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2012 – East meets west as the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo rings in the Year of the Dragon with a special two-day celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22 from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors will have a chance to meet a real bearded dragon along with other reptiles. Children can participate in arts and crafts where they will make a variety of reptile- and New Year’s-themed crafts while zoo staff discuss fun facts about bearded dragons and other animals of the Asian zodiac. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for the Queens Zoo’s summer camp program at an early-bird discount of 10 percent off the regular fee.

As an added bonus, the first 100 children each day will receive a traditional red envelope surprise from the zoo.

Festivities are free with paid admission to the zoo. Complimentary hot cocoa and tea will be available to help warm up the crowds throughout the event.

For more information about Lunar New Year at WCS’s Queens Zoo, visit www.queenszoo.com .

What: Lunar New Year Festivities
Year of the Dragon

Where: Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo
53-51 111 St.
Flushing Meadows Park

When: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22
Noon to 4 p.m.

Barbara Russo – 718- 265-3428; 917-494-5493; brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718- 220- 5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com .

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