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EXPLORING THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE AND NATURE
AT THE TORONTO ZOO WITH SCIENCE RENDEZVOUS!



 




On Saturday, May 13, 2017 experience science through the wonderful world of wildlife at the Toronto Zoo! From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. come out and participate in hands-on activities led by students and scientists from University of Toronto Scarborough (U of T Scarborough) in partnership with Let's Talk Science as they bring science to life.

This event is part of Science Rendezvous, a national day of festivities celebrating all things science across Canada.

“It’s exciting to have our amazing researchers take part in this national celebration of science,” says Professor Bernie Kraatz, Vice-Principal of Research at U of T Scarborough.

“Events like Science Rendezvous are so important in nurturing our guest’s curiosity and inspiring them to learn more about the natural world,” says Heather House, Manager – Education, Toronto Zoo.

The journey begins at the Welcome Station (in the Zoo's main courtyard) where you'll pick up your passport to science fun. Then, navigate your way around the Zoo to a variety of activity stations and collect a passport stamp at each location to receive your explorer’s badge.

Stations include*:
  • Amazing Apes - Learn about our closest living relatives and ways to conserve their habitat!
  • Bats & Bugs - Encounters of the insect kind and bats combined!
  • Colourful Birds, Colourful Plants – Flap your wings and point your beak! See how your skills compare to those of our feathered friends.
  • Beautiful Biodiversity - Discover how all living things are interconnected through fun activities like “Eco-lapse” and “What’s it to ya?”

PLUS, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the fun also includes a scavenger hunt to solve clues revealed at the different stations. Be sure to also stop and chat with special guest speakers from U of T Scarborough who will be on hand at designated times and locations as they share stories of science projects they are currently working on.

The Toronto Zoo is proud to partner with U of T Scarborough and Let’s Talk Science for a seventh year in a row engaging the community in science as part of this special Canada wide event.

*Event activities free with Zoo admission

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CURRENT ZOO HOURS :
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. weekends/holidays


ZOO HOURS AS OF SATURDAY, May 6, 2017:
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily

Last admission one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).

CURRENT ADMISSION FEES :
General Admission (13-64): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
Children (2 and under): FREE
Members: FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $12 year round

ADMISSION FEES AS OF SATURDAY, May 6, 2017:
General Admission (13-64): $29
Seniors (65+): $24
Children (3-12): $19
Children (2 and under): FREE
Members: FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $12 year round

For more information, contact Amanda Chambers at (416) 392-5974.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.

For general information visit torontozoo.com

The Toronto Zoo is Canada’s premier zoo and a national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations. More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors each year.

Toronto Zoo is accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo has also achieved the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Certificate of Good Animal Practice® and is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

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