Party for the Planet | The Topeka Zoo

Party for the Planet


Party for the Planet

                  Earth Day at your Topeka Zoo

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a Party for the Planet, surrounded by some of the planet’s most amazing and diverse animals?

Your Topeka Zoo will join over 130 other zoos and aquariums around the country as well as 192 other countries around the globe, as we Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 9:00-3:00.

Guests will find interactive Earth Day stations spread throughout the zoo with exciting, informative and hands-on activities for kids of all ages to join and learn from.  Keeper chats, projects for the kids, and presentations on a variety of environmental issues will be scheduled throughout the day.   Guests can also create earth friendly crafts to take home, interact with Zoo Docent Discovery Stations, and learn to cast fishing poles from professionals, as well as a variety of other events.

Join your Topeka Zoo’s celebration of the Earth and the amazing animals we share it with on Saturday, April 22nd as we Party for the Planet.  Learn about steps you can take from your own home, yard, and garden to protect animals and their habitats locally and around the globe.

For more information contact Dennis Dinwiddie at

Party for the Planet Booths/Activities provided by Topeka Zoo:

  1. Endangered & Invasive species Plants
  2. Live animal booth in front
  3. Bird of Prey booth
  4. Seed bomb booth
  5. Keeper chats scheduled throughout the day
  6. Eco-Club Zoo Poster Scavenger Hunt
  7. Multiple exhibits on a variety of different environmental messages
  8. Hand-outs  for guests involving
    environmental messages













Party for the Planet Booths by Outside Agencies:

Friends of the KAW
Topeka/Shawnee Co Library
Kansas Fishing’s Future
SN Co Master Gardner’s
KSU Wildlife Society
National Park Service
Helping Hands Humane Society
Sierra Club
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Green Point
NE Kansas Bee Keeper
Schendel Pest Control
U.S. Coast Guard
Face Painting
Audubon of Kansas
NE Kansas Wildlife Rescue
Ken Krief – KS Mussels
Good Energy Solutions
City of Greensburg
SN Co Recycling Dept
Topeka Metro Bike Project
SN Co Conservation District
KS Native Plant Society
Prairie Park Nature Center
SN Co Weed Department
KS Geological Survey
KS Department of Wildlife & Parks