Largest Earth Day Party in North America Connects People to Wildlife Conservation

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Connects People to Wildlife Conservation

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Connects People to Wildlife Conservation

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More than 130 of the top zoos and aquariums are throwing the 8th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.

“Each year, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help connect more than 181 million visitors to nature, and these visitors have a strong interest in taking action to help protect the future of the Earth,” said AZA President & CEO Jim Maddy. “By participating in Party For the Planet™ at their local AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium, families will not only learn what they can do to help preserve our planet, but they will also learn about what zoos and aquariums are doing to support conservation efforts worldwide.”

AZA-accredited institutions spend$160 million annually in more than 100 countries on conservation projects, and have supported more than 1,000 field conservation and research projects over the past five years.

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife?  Local AZA-accredited zoos and aquariumsare the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in your community.

On Earth Day, April 22, and throughout the month of April, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America will host events to raise awareness about conservation, sustainable living and making our Earth a better place to live. Scheduled Party for the Planet™ events include live animal presentations, give-aways, crafts,keeper talks, environmental activities and much more!

To help you find the Party for the Planet™ event nearest you, here is a list of participating zoos and aquariums (list current as of April 9, 2014):

Abilene Zoo

Akron Zoo

Albuquerque Biological Park

Alexandria Zoological Park

Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Pacific

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Zoo

Bergen County Zoo

Binder Park Zoo

Binghamton Zoo

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Bramble Park Zoo

Brandywine Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

Brevard Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Caldwell Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Chehaw Wild Animal Park

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Cosley Zoo

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

Denver Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Downtown Aquarium Denver

El Paso Zoo

Ellen Trout Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo

Erie Zoo

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Georgia Aquarium

Gladys Porter Zoo

Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History

Greensboro Science Center

Greenville Zoo

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery center

Henry Vilas Zoo

Henson Robinson Zoo

Houston Zoo

Hutchinson Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo

International Crane Foundation

Jackson Zoo

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

John Ball Zoo

Kansas City Zoo

Knoxville Zoological Gardens

Lee Richardson Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lion Country Safari

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Louisville Zoo

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Memphis Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

Miller Park Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo

Mystic Aquarium

Naples Zoo

Nashville Zoo

National Aquarium

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

North Carolina Zoo

Oklahoma City Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Palm Beach Zoo

Peoria Zoo

Phoenix Zoo

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Potawatomi Zoo

Potter Park Zoo

Pueblo Zoo

Racine Zoo

Red River Zoo

Reid Park Zoo

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Riverside Discovery Center

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Rolling Hills Zoo

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

Sacramento Zoo

Saint Louis Zoo

Salisbury Zoo

San Antonio Zoo

San Francisco Zoological Society

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Scovill Zoo

SeaWorld San Antonio

Sedgwick County Zoo

Seneca Park Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo

Shark Reef Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

South Carolina Aquarium

Sunset Zoo

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Texas State Aquarium

The Birmingham Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo

The Calgary Zoological Society and Botanical Gardens

The Dallas Zoo

The Toledo Zoo

Topeka Zoo

Tracy Aviary

Tulsa Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Living Museum

Virginia Zoo

WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium

Wildlife Safari

Woodland Park Zoo

Zoo Miami

ZooAmerica

 

 

About AZA

Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and six other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit www.aza.org.

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