News release from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo:
Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Zoo Thursday
(June 10, 2015) – Fort Wayne may be far from the beach, but our actions have a huge impact on the oceans. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to explore ocean conservation at a World Oceans Day event on Thursday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m. â€” 3:00 p.m.
World Oceans Day is celebrated internationally each June to highlight ocean health and the millions of animals that live in the seas.
Through engaging activities for all ages, zoo guests will discover their connections to the ocean. Activities include:
- Learn how plastics harm our oceans
- Waddle like a penguin and learn how to shop for sustainable seafood
- Trace the flow of water from Fort Wayne to the ocean
- Make an ocean pledge and take a shark “selfie”
- Create sea creatures to take home
World Oceans Day activities are free with zoo admission.
About the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s mission is to connect kids and animals, strengthen families, and inspire people to care. The zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 500,000 guests annually. The zoo received the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, was voted Indiana’s #1 “Gotta-Do Summer Attraction,” and is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
The zoo is a conservation leader, contributing more than $80,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats, and participating in cooperative management programs for 91 endangered species and taxa. The zoo was named Northeast Indiana’s Sustainable Business of the Year in 2014.
As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. The zoo’s operations are funded entirely by earned revenue and donations.
The zoo is open 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily; last admission 5:00 PM; exhibits, rides, & buildings close at 5:30 PM; grounds close at 6:00 PM. The zoo is open seven days a week through October 11, 2015. Admission is $14.00 for adults; $10.50 for seniors age 60+; and $9.00 for children ages 2-18. Babies age 1 and under and Zoo Society Members are admitted free. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo website.