• Presents for Animals!

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    Have you wanted to buy your favorite animal a gift but just aren't quite sure what's on their list? Located in various businesses throughout Topeka you will find Topeka Zoo Animal Giving Trees. The trees are decorated with paper ornaments, each listing a particular enrichment item that the animals residing at your Topeka Zoo would love to have from you as a holiday gift! Click "read more" to see a list of locations for our trees and dropoff locations.
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  • Adventure Camp

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    The Topeka Zoo is excited to offer Winter Escape Adventure Camp! This camp is geared toward children ages 6-12, and registration is on a DAILY basis—so you can sign up for as many days as you’d like. The 2016 dates are December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30. Click on read more to see all dates and themes. Camp will run from 9:00-3:00 each day. The cost is $55/day for FOTZ members and $65/day for non-members. Register now!
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  • Recycle your lights!

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    Recycle your holiday lights instead of sending them to the landfill. You can drop off your lights starting November 15 2016 and ending January 15, 2017 by placing them in the designated bins in front of the zoo. Click "Read more" for more details.
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You can still donate!  Join the movement & give back now through December 20!
Just click on the button and donate now!  We still need your help!

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This year for #GivingZooDay, we are challenging the community to help those less fortunate
by purchasing a Friends of the Topeka Zoo Membership as a gift to be given to a family in need by FOTZ.

Once you make your donation for memberships, FOTZ will donate an additional membership for each one you buy…
DOUBLING YOUR GIFT
and allowing more families to come to the zoo!

Our #GivingZooDay Campaign will run November 29-December 20. Our goal is 500 donated memberships, doubled by FOTZ to equal 1,000 total thus giving the gift of the Topeka Zoo to thousands in our community that will last an entire year!

Read more details here and donate today!

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As you are holiday shopping for your loved ones, don’t forget to pick up a Friends of the Topeka Zoo membership that the whole family can enjoy for a FULL year!  This gift keeps giving through family outings to the Topeka Zoo making lasting memories, camp discounts, and much more for the whole family to enjoy!  Learn about all our membership options and buy one up today for your loved ones.  You can make a purchase online by filling in the recipient’s information or stop by the Leopard Spot Gift Shop at the Topeka Zoo and get a membership gift card that can be redeemed later!  Also available in the gift shop are Zoo gift cards that can be used for the gift shop, admissions, concessions, or adventure trail.  Stop in and get a gift today!

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Join the Topeka Zoo’s Holiday Lights Recycling Drive!  The zoo’s second annual recycling drive is designed to prevent thousands of pounds of unused, unwanted, or broken, holiday lights from going to landfill space.  Through the holiday season when so many holiday lights are found to be broken or unwanted, simply drop them off at the front entrance of the Topeka Zoo.  Holiday lights dropped off will be collected and turned in where their parts will be separated, allowing 100% of each light unit turned in to be recycled.

All drop offs of holiday lights must be made to the marked containers at the zoos front entrance, and can be accepted at any time of the day seven days per week.  Rope lights, garland lights, C7, C9, mini lights, and LED holiday lights are all accepted.  Yard light displays can be accepted as long as they contain electric wiring and can be broken down to lay flat for storage and transportation. Please do NOT drop off holiday trees with lights still attached to them.  Please separate lights from the trees before drop off.

Holiday lights can be turned in for recycling from November 15, 2016 – January 15, 2017.  Lights cannot be accepted after January 15.

For questions or more information on the Topeka Zoos Holiday Lights Recycling Drive, please contact Dennis Dinwiddie at ddinwiddie@topeka.org, or 785-368-9134.

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