Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend at the San Diego Zoo!


Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with Bugs and Blooms at San Diego Zoo’s Garden Festival!

WHAT:       The San Diego Zoo’s Discovery Days: Garden Festival will celebrate the Zoo’s fabulous foliage and incredible insects with displays, tours and tastings over Mother’s Day weekend.  Come check out the newly renovated carnivorous plant bog or see a millipede on the main stage during this festival. Kids will be delighted by Dr. Zoolittle’s Gross Bugs show, and perhaps partake in an insect snack! Moms will be enchanted by the orchid house. Booths will feature information about making home gardens more beautiful and bountiful as well as starting a community garden in your neighborhood.  Guests will enjoy self-guided walking tours, a scavenger hunt and kids activities. They can chat with a Zoo horticulturalist or insect keeper and may meet a researcher from the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research who is working to save plant species around the world and in our own backyards. Guests also can book private tours that will take them behind the scenes to see how the horticulturalists grow the Zoo’s collection of more than 700,000 plants as well as get up close and personal with the creepy crawlies that feed on them.

WHEN:         May 10 – 13, 2012 (Thursday – Sunday).        

WHERE:       The San Diego Zoo.

COST:          Free with Zoo membership or admission.

*For more info on this amazing event visit www.sandiegozoo.org

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