Spring springs lots of activities at Zoo Miami

Spring springs lots of activities at Zoo Miami

Post Date:3/13/2012

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Cindy Castelblanco/Andrea Obregón
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Enjoy Music of the Americas at Amazon and Beyond, Zoo Miami’s Great Egg Safari, Party for the Planet, and Brew at the Zoo

Miami, FL (March 12, 2012) – Have fun and learn this spring at Zoo Miami.  We’re celebrating the new season with a myriad of events and activities for the whole family, including Music of the Americas at Amazon and Beyond, Zoofari Spring Camp, Party for the Planet, Egg Safari and Brew at the Zoo.
Music of the Americas at Amazon and Beyond will take place at 1 and 2:15 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays through April 29, 2012. Enjoy rhythmic samba tunes, Brazilian dance acts, South American flutes, woodwinds, and harp by the following artists and groups:  Roberto Perera & Jorge Alfano, Amazonas Samba Dancers and the Capoeira Jungle Circle. 
Join us at our annual Egg Safari on Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  It’s a magical weekend at Zoo Miami with continuous egg safaris, fun activities, the Easter Bunny and more for kids 12 and under.  Our animals will also be receiving special holiday treats.

Zoo Miami’s Earth Day celebration – Party for the Planet – will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The Tropical Flowering Tree Society will be hosting the world’s largest flowering tree annual plant show and sale.  There will also be fun “green” activities and entertainment for the entire family as well as animal enrichment with recycled items and/or natural materials like newspapers, cardboard tubes, bamboo, old tires, fire hoses & more. 

During Party for the Planet, guests can come in free of charge if they turn in a cellphone as part of our ECO-CELL phone recycling program. Not only will each person donating a cellphone enter the zoo for free on these two days, but they will also help save gorillas! Cell phones include coltan, a mineral extracted in the deep forests of Congo in central Africa, home to the world's endangered lowland gorillas. Fueled by the worldwide cell phone boom, Congo's out-of-control coltan mining business has in recent years led to a dramatic reduction of animal habitat and the rampant slaughter of great apes for the illegal bush-meat trade. By turning in your cell phone, we can hopefully reduce the need for additional coltan … and help protect the gorillas.

Come celebrate Miami New Times’ and Zoo Miami’s Brew at the Zoo Saturday, April 28, from 6 to 11 p.m. Sample over 100 kinds of beer from around the globe and enjoy live musical performances and enjoy live musical performances by Alien Ant Farm and The Spazmatics.  Beer bites will be available for purchase.  More information is available at www.newtimesbrewatthezoo.com.

Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177. General zoo admission is $15.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (3-12), plus tax.  Children under two and zoo members enter free; parking is free. Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; ticket booths close at 4 pm.  Some animals start going in for the night at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit
www.zoomiami.orgor call (305) 251-0400.