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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Earth Day Celebration at Rolling Hills Zoo


We spent Earth Day weekend at the Party for the Planet at Rolling Hills Zoo and Wildlife Museum.  This was a zoo experience unlike any I've had before.  Not only did we get to see the cool zoo animals, but we got to experience some learning and all for just the price of zoo admission.  We got to hear a few of the keepers with their specific animals.  There were also surprises around the zoo--educational tables set up at various exhibits.  The kiddos got to touch claws from big cats, a lion's mane, and worms when learning about composting.  Good thing they're not easily grossed out!

Orangutan being fed

One of my favorite parts was getting to see a sheep being sheared.  What a great learning experience.  The sheep was so relaxed and we even got to touch the wool.  :)

When you visit the zoo go in the spring.  The animals are more alert.  The weather is not too hot to chase you off.  You can see bees and butterflies on the flowers.  And, if you are really lucky, you can maybe even see a goose sitting on a nest.  (We saw three).  :)  Don't let the cool weather trick you into forgetting your sunscreen.  I got my first sunburn of the season.  OOPS!!!  Good thing the kiddos don't burn as easily.

Rolling Hills Zoo 

It's always fun to search for the animals in their exhibits in the reptile house.  Go on a treasure hunt and see what you can find.  :)

While you are there check out the Museum.  It's definitely worth your time.  

Rolling Hills Wildlife Museum

Our son practiced shooting at all the North America wildlife

Look what's coming to the zoo!!

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