This past week, we went on an early morning tour of the Reid Park Zoo as a part of our membership to the Attractions Alliance. For those of you who don’t know, they are the organization that puts out the Attraction Alliance Passport, a booklet full of Discounts and Deals available here.
The Zoo director shared with us plans already in the works for a new Zoo experience, especially with children in mind. In fact, a whole new area for the kids is currently in the works. It is called “World of Play” and is due to open this summer. We had not been to the Zoo since the pandemic hit, but clearly, the Zoo people continued to plan for the future of the Zoo as well as Reid Park.
The flock of flamingos has been moved to the entrance, and a new parking lot is planned to make more room for all of the prospective visitors in a day at the Zoo. I am excited to see the new sloth exhibit when it opens, hopefully, this Fall.
And for just 3 dollars, you too can feed a giraffe.
Currently, the BIG, BIG, BUGS animatronics exhibit which is throughout the zoo ends at the end of the month, so hurry out.
And we got a behind-the-scenes exhibition tour of “How to Train Your Elephant” in 100 easy lessons. The trainer showed us several tricks the elephants have learned.
You can find out more about plans for the Reid Park Zoo, or find out what events are on the Zoo Calendar here. Many of these events sell out fast.
As of this writing, Summer Camps for the Kids grades 1-5 have not sold out quite yet but spots go quickly. And the Adult “Brew at the Zoo” is set for May 20.