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2013 Weekly Media Send Outs


Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Thursday, 2013-04-18

Saturday, April 20 and Sunday April 21
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tundra Trek
The Zoo is hosting the premier Earth Day® event in the GTA - our very own "Party for the Planet." What better place to celebrate Earth Day than at the Zoo to learn about ways that YOU can be an ambassador for living in a more environmentally friendly way. Meet the Zoo's recycling dynamic duo, Henry and Douale, and enjoy extra keeper talks at the polar bears. Once again the Zoo will partner with Earth Day Canada and many top environmental education organizations in Ontario to provide you with fun resources that will help you change the world for the better! Programs like Backyard Naturalists, FrogWatch and the award winning EcoKids Program from Earth Day Canada await you!
We look forward to sharing with you effective ways that YOU can make a difference.
 Join us this weekend in the Tundra Trek for a fun-filled day of conservation and education!
Saturday, April 20
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Toronto Zoo Front Entrance
Conserve water in your very own rain barrel! Toronto Zoo is pleased to partner with to offer rain barrels to staff and visitors at a special reduced rate! A rain barrel is a water tank which is used to collect and store rain water for reuse, such as watering gardens.
Register your order at today!
Sunday, April 20, 2013
10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Administrative Boardroom
Each year, the Toronto Zoo hosts rattlesnake workshops for the people who share habitat with rattlesnakes near their homes and cottages, and where they work and play. Discussions about the natural history of rattlesnakes will be followed by ample opportunity to ask questions. Learn how to identify the Massasauga Rattlesnake and meet a live rattlesnake.
*Registration Is Now Closed.
Saturday, May 4 and
Sunday, May 5
10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! Our annual wetland festival is scheduled around the explosive breeding ritual of American toads at our very own Americas Wetlands Outdoor Exhibit. Although the emergence and courtship of toads is the main event, there are heaps of other fun activities for children and adults alike! It's "toad-ally" fun for the whole family! Visit or call Julia at 416-392-5999 to find out more!
Saturday, May 11
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This year's theme is "Life Cycles of Migratory Birds: Conservation Across the Americas" This theme addresses the need for conservation throughout all aspects of their life cycle, from nesting to migration to breeding and raising young. One and two hour guided bird watching tours of the Rouge Valley and around the Zoo site will be conducted on the hour from 7:00 am to 12 noon. Tours are $10.00 per person. To pre-register for tours, or to obtain more information, contact Elaine Christens at
Saturday, May 11
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) students from the Let's Talk Science program will join the Toronto Zoo for a third year, in helping to bring science to life. The event is a part of Science Rendezvous, a national day of festivities celebrating science across Canada. A number of UTSC student volunteers will lead activities and displays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to encourage Zoo visitors to think about what makes animals so amazing and unique through the prism of science.  FREE with Zoo admission. Any questions contact
Sunday, April 21 - Teacher's Day
Discover how we can make your class visit a memorable educational experience. On Sunday, April 21, 2013, the Toronto Zoo will be providing free admission to teachers plus one guest. Visit our educational booths in the main courtyard to learn about our school programs, resources, and upcoming events at the Zoo. A current Ontario College of Teachers card or a Teachers Federation Card is required. To obtain more information, contact

For full information on our Teachers' Day Event click here.
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Current Zoo Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays and 9:30 am to 6:00 pm weekends/holidays.
Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
General Admission (13-64 incl): $20
Seniors (65+): $15
Children (3-12): $11
Children (2 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10
For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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