The Earth Day fun at the LA Zoo continues, because when it comes to our planet, one day is not nearly enough.
The Los Angeles Zoo celebrates Earth Day over four weekends, with activities, fun and information that all spotlight the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures.
In honor of international Year of the Bird, this year’s Wild for the Planet spotlights native plants and other plant species that support local birds, highlighting the Zoo’s bird conservation achievements with five bird gardens throughout the grounds.
Though some added features are available daily, most Wild for the Planet activities take place on Saturdays and Sundays.
Weekend Highlights include:
- Keeper Talks, Special Feedings & Enrichment Demonstrations underscoring conservation 1 and 2 pm
- Nature Journaling stations, 10 am to noon and 2 to 4 pm
- Conservation Expo with vendors emphasizing local conservation efforts for the planet and animals.
- Interactive Swazzle puppet show, starring environmental superhero Ricky Raccoon 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
- Amazing Avian Aerialists: a spectacular, high-flying aerialist show commemorating the Year of the Bird and the Zoo's work with fabulous feathered species. Performances at 11am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
On Saturday, May 12, when the Audubon network in the greater Los Angeles area holds "Bird L.A. Day" celebrating the biodiversity of the city's birds, Wild for the Planet presents an education station introducing guests to birding as an important and tried-and-true form of citizen science. This activity emphasizes the Zoo's mission to encourage people to care about the natural world around them by connecting them with animals in a personal and direct way.
Guests are encouraged to participate in the L.A. Zoo's electronic device recycling program by contributing a retired cell phone, smartphone, iPod, iPad, tablet or MP3 player.
All activities are included with paid Zoo admission.