June 10, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Free Zoo Admission for Dad's on Father's Day

Let your imagination run wild this Father’s Day, and enjoy a day at the zoo with Dad. All fathers receive free admission to Dickerson Park Zoo on Sunday, June 21.

Along with the animal exhibits, Dickerson Park Zoo provides a variety of fun-filled activities for all ages. Families can purchase $2/person tickets for a train ride on the Titus Express (babies under age 1 ride free). Cool off and relax by the Jumping Jewels water play. Visit the Outback Corral petting zoo. Feed the giraffes at the elevated deck during designated feeding times ($2 per package of crackers).

The giraffe exhibit features one of the zoo’s newer additions – Edward, a calf born on February 15. Edward will celebrate Father’s Day with his dad, Stretch. More than 170 species inhabit Dickerson Park Zoo, many of which are endangered or threatened in their natural habitats.

Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily during the summer, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including all summer holidays. Admission is $7 for adults and teenagers, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for children age two and younger. Friends of the Zoo memberships are $65 for an annual pass. For more information on zoo hours, events and education programs, visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org, or call 417-864-1800.

For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell); marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort • Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 833-1570 Phone • (417) 833-4459 Fax
Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board