Come to the Free Party for the Planet on May 4th!

(Madison, WI): Dane County’s Henry Vilas Zoo will celebrate Earth Day with a ‘Party for the Planet’ on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

There will be an opportunity to take home a selection of native tree and shrub saplings to plant in your own yard. The Zoo will also be distributing spring-themed enrichment to their animals throughout the day.

Climb a Tree

Volunteers from the Dane County Regional Arborists Group will be on hand to help kids climb up into some of the mature oak trees on grounds and see the Zoo from a whole new perspective. Wheelchair harnesses will be available. Tree climbing will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and is scheduled to take place between the main tent in the center of the Zoo and the North American porcupine exhibit between 10am – 2pm.

Planting Party

Join the Zoo’s Horticulturist and Garden Volunteers and help create a new kids’ garden! Located just up the hill from the Aviary.

Conservation Days

Party for the Planet is part of a series of Conservation Days held at Henry Vilas Zoo throughout the year. The Zoo works with partners from around the globe to educate communities on the importance of conservation and get people involved in sustainability in their everyday lives.

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