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Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Earth Day celebrations and Farmers' Market at the Toronto Zoo

Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This year the Toronto Zoo is themeing its annual Earth Day celebrations All Things Local.
 Join us for two days where we demonstrate how supporting local food suppliers and leaders in conservation can help to save and protect the planet.
Learn from environmental and conservation organizations about the local projects you can participate in to help habitats, Ontario's bio-diversity and how to protect species in your own back yard.
Why not kick start Ontario's growing season's bounty by purchasing locally grown produce from local farmers at the Toronto Zoo's 2014 Earth Day Farmers' Market? Bring your reusable shopping backs and CASH only sales.

Visit the award winning Tundra Trek to meet members of Toronto's conservation organizations working towards a healthier planet. Take part in Earth Day theme games or create something to help animals with partners and eco-exhibitors such as Toronto Zoo's Adopt-a-Pond and Great Lakes Programs, Earth Day® Canada, Parks Canada and Rouge Park, ZooShare and Polar Bear International.

On your way out, visit Toronto Zoo's 2014 Earth Day Farmers' Market. Local farmers will be onsite with locally grown produce and environmentally friendly products made right here in Ontario's Greenbelt. Speak with farmers themselves to learn about what Ontario has to offer, how you can reduce your carbon footprint by buying locally grown foods and how close these farms are located to your front door.
Save money on your water bill and support Zoo conservation initiatives by pre-ordering your Rain Barrel today. A rain barrel is a water tank which is used to collect and store rain water for reuse, such as watering gardens. Partnering with Rainbarrel.ca, Toronto Zoo reinforces its mission to promote the importance of biodiversity, the impacts of water shortages on all life and the importance of the 3 Green R's (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle). CLICK HERE to order your rainbarrel and accessories for pick up at the Zoo on Saturday April 26th and Sunday, April 27th. Please note that payment available only online when you pre-order.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00am to 2:30pm, Administrative Boardroom
Each year, the Toronto Zoo hosts rattlesnake workshops for the people who share habitat with rattlesnakes near their homes and cottages, and where they work and play. Space is limited. For a $5 donation: snacks, lots of fun, resources to take home and time to visit our interactive Massasauga area on the Zoo site. To register or more information please call 416-392-5968 or email alentini@torontozoo.ca.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
9:30am to 3:30pm
Discover how to take your students' learning to a new level within the natural setting of the Toronto Zoo! Visit our educational booths in the main courtyard to learn more about the school programs and teacher resources available. * Pre-registration is mandatory for this event.
CLICK HERE to register.
Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Wetlands
Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! Our annual wetland festival is scheduled around the explosive breeding ritual of American toads at our very own Americas Wetlands Outdoor Exhibit. Although the emergence and courtship of toads is the main event, there are heaps of other fun activities for children and adults alike, including: face painting, froggy games like "Fish for a Prize," Toady the Mascot, lessons on tracking wildlife using radio-telemetry, and information on how to become a Frog Watcher or Turtle Detective. It's "toad-ally" fun for the whole family!

Looking to add some adventure to your next Corporate Event?
Why not bring your herd to the wildest venue in town-The Toronto Zoo.
CLICK HERE for full details on our extensive Corporate Events Package or to book your event today!
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Current Zoo Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, WEEKDAYS.
9:30 am to 6:00 pm, WEEKENDS/HOLIDAYS.
Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
General Admission (13-64 incl): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
Children (2 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10
Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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