PBS SoCal Kids Day at the L.A. Zoo

CONTACT: GLAZA Press

May 21, 2015

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          

PBS SOCAL KIDS DAY AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO
FEATURES “MEET-AND-GREET” WITH
THE CAT IN THE HAT AND CURIOUS GEORGE

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10 am to 4 pm
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosts PBS SoCal Kids Day at the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm, featuring an opportunity for guests to meet and take photos with The Cat in the Hat from PBS Kids’ “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That” and Curious George, as well as live book readings, themed crafts and activities, and a kids’ dance party, all in the Zoo’s Eucalyptus Grove.  The Cat in the Hat will be available for photos from 10 am to 1 pm and Curious George from 1 pm to 4 pm.

As an added bonus this spring, visitors to the L.A. Zoo every day through June 30 receive a Shutterfly promo card good for a free, easy-to-make 8×10″ hard cover photo book to use to capture their adventures.  The promo card, courtesy of Shutterfly, is available at the admissions window when purchasing tickets or at the membership entrance.  Limit one per household.

The landmark LOS ANGELES ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, drawing 1.6 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered.  Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants.  Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, the Zoo has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.  Among its most popular habitats are the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), Elephants of Asia, Campo Gorilla Reserve and Rainforest of the Americas.  The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 60,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children.  As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.

All activities are free with paid Zoo admission, which is $19 for general admission (ages 13 to 61), $16 for seniors (ages 62+), and $14 for children (ages 2 to 12).  No ticket is required for children under 2.  Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.  5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027.  Free parking is available.  For additional information, contact (323) 644-4200 or visit www.lazoo.org.