The Bronx Zoo's “Play Week” Keeps Summer’s End at Bay
– WCS's Bronx Zoo partners with Bank
of America and Fisher-Price® to bring a fun-filled week of games and
challenges for visitors of all ages, August 17-23.
Fisher-Price®, a proud partner, of the Wildlife
Conservation Society has created the zoo’s very own toyland. The
super-sized Fisher-Price® play area is filled with cool new toys like the
Handy Manny™ Manny's Repair Shop, Imaginext® Dragon World
Fortress™, and the Precious Places™ Swan Palace.
Guests will pedal and play with Smart Cycle Extreme™ and the new
3-1-1 Smart Sports™ system, ride the new Stinger XS™ around the
Power Wheels ™ driving track, and design their own necklaces to take home
at the Color Me Gemz ™ vanity station.
Zoo guests will interact with costume characters such
as Planet Heroes characters “Ace” and “Digger” and
Little People characters “Sonya Lee” and “Eddie.”
Other activities will include storytelling with
professional storyteller LuAnn Adams, live presentations by Wildlife Theater
Players, and animal play time.
Toys R Us®, a proud partner, will be distributing
coupons at the park throughout the fun-filled “Play Week.”
Schedule of Events
Bring the kids to celebrate summer vacation and a day of unique play at the
Fisher-Price® giant play area and Power Wheels® driving track.
- Fisher-Price Play
Space is ideal for kids under 6 years old
- Power Wheels driving track is ideal for kids ages
Time: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. daily
Location: Events Lawn
Special Costume Character Appearances
Meet Fisher-Price Planet Heroes characters “Ace” and
“Digger” and Little People characters “Sonya Lee” and
“Eddie” as they greet your little ones.
Time: Staggered appearances 11am – 4pm daily
Location: Events Lawn
LuAnn Adams brings “wild things” to life with puppets, folktales,
and audience participation.
Time: Noon, 2:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, & Friday
Location: Fisher-Price Grizzly Goodies Corner Picnic Area
The Wildlife Theater Players present live, interactive performances featuring
catchy tunes, nature lessons, and imaginative animal adventures. (Note: There
are no live animals in these shows.)
11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm and 4:00pm; Friday, Saturday
Location: Asia Plaza
Animal Play Time
Just like people, animals love to play. See how toys, treats, and
training enrich the lives of our animals:
- Sea lion enrichment at 11:00 a.m. (except
Wednesday) and 3:00 p.m. daily
- Bee-eater buffet at 2:45 p.m. in
World of Birds
- Penguin enrichment at 3:30 p.m. at
Sea Bird Aviary
- Primate training at 3:30 p.m. at
the Monkey House
- Tiger Mountain
enrichment sessions at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. daily and 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Mary Dixon, 718-220-3711
Steve Fairchild, 718-220-5189
Maggie Seidel, 718-220-5182
Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30
p.m. on weekends and holidays through November 2, 2009. Adult admission is $15,
children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are
$13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently
located off the Bronx River
Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by
bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just
outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.
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.