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The Toronto Zoo Presents
Washed Ashore-Art To Save The Sea

A Canadian First
Opening Saturday, May 18, 2019

Washed Ashore is an aesthetically powerful art installation that is built completely from plastics found in oceans and waterways around the world. A first for Canada, this unique exhibit educates about the negative and devastating effects of plastic pollution and to spark positive changes in consumer habits. Each year, sea birds, whales, seals, sea turtles and other marine life die after ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in the plastic debris and approximately 300 million pounds of plastic is produced globally each year and less than 10 percent of that is recycled.

Find out what YOU can do to make a difference in your day-to-day life and experience this important and timely exhibition with 10 larger-than-life sculptures including an eight foot tall penguin, a twelve foot high jelly fish and Washed Ashore’s newest sculpture, an 800 lb shark. Exhibit is Free with Zoo admission and runs until November 2019.

More details coming soon and information on Washed Ashore can be found at http://washedashore.org/




Penguin sculpture made of plastic




*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Alerts



Please be advised the Toronto Zoo will become a smoke-free property for our guests starting on May 1, 2019. Learn more here.



WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTRE VIEWING GALLERY CLOSURE
Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019
Please be advised that the Wildlife Health Centre Viewing Gallery will be closed for Doors Open Toronto and it will re-open on Monday, 2019-05-27. Those wishing to take part in Doors Open Toronto must enter via the Administrative Complex located at 361A Old Finch Ave. We apologize for any inconvenience.



Please note that the Zoo’s hours on Saturday, June 1, 2019 will be 10:00am to 7:00pm.

The Zoo is hosting a private event for SickKids Hospital from 8:00am to 10:00am.