Join the Lee Richardson Zoo this Saturday, April 19th for the wildest egg hunt in town! Throughout the day keepers will be giving the animals “eggs” of all shapes and sizes filled with special treats. Animals will receive hard boiled eggs, gelatin eggs and papier mache eggs. Papier mache eggs were created by Lee Richardson Zoo volunteers and decorated by the students of Florence Wilson Elementary.
The Lee Richardson Zoo is expecting over 1,300 students from Garden City and surrounding communities at the Zoo’s Earth Day Celebration on April 23, 2014. The annual Party for the Planet runs from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, and is open to the public. Special activities and games are geared for students 3rd grade and above. Reservations for schools are requested.
The concert will take place on the west green of the zoo, so lawn chairs or blankets are a must, and don’t forget your appetite. Once again we’ll have mouth-watering barbecue and other food items, plus a selection of cold beverages for sale from a variety of vendors. The zoo will close early at 4 PM that day to allow for concert preparations. The zoo’s southwest gate will open at 6 PM so you have plenty of time to find the perfect patch of grass for your lawn chair and grab a bite to eat before the show.
The Lee Richardson Zoo will be open to pedestrians only (no vehicle traffic) after 4 pm Friday the 22nd and all day Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, due to the Tumbleweed Festival, a Music & Arts Festival put on by Tumbleweed Festival, Inc. The festival will take place on the west side of the zoo. Zoo visitors will be able to view all animal exhibits from outside festival grounds with the exception of the bison and elk yard, as the road and sidewalk there will be closed to accommodate festival needs.