Earth Day Celebrations at California Zoos


SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Zoo Earth Day April 24, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens includes many fun, interactive activities to learn how to be more green in daily life.

  • how to attract monarch butterflies
  • take-home flower plantings
  • crafts
  • taste fresh produce, coffee and water from Water Bar
  • Listen to Alphabet Rockers 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Walk stilt-walkers stroll through the grounds
  • Sign up for an Earth Day themed Wild Walk, It's Easy Being Green 10 a.m. - Noon

SANTA ANA: Santa Ana Zoo Party For the Planet May 15, 2016 Noon-3 p.m. 
Party for the Planet is free with the price of admission.

Santa Barbara Zoo  Year of the Explorer: Newspaper Earth April 24, 2016, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara,CA
(805) 962-5339
Stop by the Explore Store for an easy craft that's fun for all ages! Celebrate Earth Day and use old newspaper to make maps of the Earth in the Explore Store.  Cost: Free with admission 

LA Zoo Wild for the Planet April 23 - May 22, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free with  admission
Wild for the Planet is Los Angeles Zoo's new annual celebration of our one precious Earth and its inhabitants. Starting the weekend after Earth Day and continuing through the weekend after Endangered Species Day, the focus of this month-long event is conservation in its many aspects. Special animal enrichment and keeper presentations spotlight the Zoo's efforts to protect endangered and threatened species, while a rotating roster of exhibitors educate guests on what they can do to safeguard natural resources and promote biodiversity. Each weekend guests enjoy performances by Swazzle's Puppet Show, an interactive program inspired by the L.A. Zoo's work with California condors, and an Upcycling Inspiration Lab for ideas on creative crafting without waste. During your visit, learn what actions Zoo staff take to minimize their environmental footprint and get inspired to take an eco-pledge of your own.

OAKLAND: Zoo Party for the Planet: Oakland Zoo's Earth Day Event! April 23, 2016
One of the largest Earth Day events in the Bay Area.

FRESNO: Fresno Chaffee Zoo Party for the Planet April 22, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 W. Belmont
Fresno CA 93728
$10 admission, $5 children & seniors
(559) 498-5921
This educational event is free with Zoo admission. Learn about recycling, endangered species and more while celebrating the planet with organizations that are making a difference for our world.

SANTA ROSA: Safari West Santa Rosa, April 22, 2016
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 579-2551
An animal presentation on the lawn begins at 12 noon in front of the Amani Oasis aviary. Nairobi minibus Safari treks depart every 45 minutes. Lunch available 12-2:30 p.m. 

PALM DESERT: Living Desert - Palm Desert  Earth Day April 22, 2016
47900 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 346-5694
The Living Desert is celebrating Earth Day with guided walks, entertainment, animal encounters and more! The first 1,500 guests receive a seed packet to take home and plant in their gardens. Plus, guests receive $2 off admission with an approved recyclable item. Live Entertainment in the Palm Garden! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rick Shelley 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Courtney Chambers Nature Walk Madagascar and East Africa Gardens 45 minutes 10:30 am Nature Walk Major African Mammals 45 Minutes 11:30 am Nature Walk Jaguar and Eagle Canyon 45 Minutes 12:30 pm Nature Walk North American Gardens 45 Minutes
Approved recyclable items: Aluminum cans | Plastic bottles CRV soda, water, Glass bottles CRV | Cell Phones
NOT ACCEPTED:  juice or milk jugs | wine bottles | tin or steel cans

CARLSBAD: Legoland California SeaLife Aquarium Beach Clean Up April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. - Noon 
Carlsbad State Beach Tower 30
Carlsbad, California 92008
Volunteers register at:
Celebrate Earth Month this year with SEA LIFE Aquarium at San Diego's 14th Annual Creek to Bay Clean-up. Volunteers will receive a gift of a tote bag and SEA LIFE admission ticket, while supplies last. Up to 80% of marine debris comes from land-based sources. The ocean and all of its natural wonders need your help! What to Bring & Wear: We advise you to wear sunscreen, closed-toe shoes and a hat. We will provide vinyl gloves, however you are encouraged to bring work or gardening gloves and a reusable bucket to collect trash.

LONG BEACH: Earth Day Celebration April 23-24, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA
$30 admission, approx.
Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium's annual Earth Day festival. Join us for a weekend of family fun celebrating the Earth while learning easy, everyday tips to protect the environment. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. Bring an eWaste item to the Aquarium of the Pacific during the Earth Day Celebration and receive a coupon valid for $10 off adult admission, valid on April 23-24 only. Accepted eWaste includes any battery operated items or electrical / electronic items such as cell phones, computers, monitors, televisions, and household appliances (except refrigerators).

FOLSMOM: Folsom Zoo
If your company would like to fulfill some community service hours by appointment, projects may include weeding an exhibit, planting trees and shrubs throughout the zoo, helping move and tidy equipment, raking and hosing grounds, etc.

 SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Earth Fest April 2, 2016

ATASCADERO: Atascadero Charles Paddock Zoo Conservation Celebration, A Party for the Planet April 16, 2016, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
A Party for the Planet
Conservation Celebration Highlights include:
Animal Charades
Education Station
Kid's Karaoke
Upcycled/Recycled Party Decorations
Recycling drop-off location for small electronics


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