July 10, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Art Goes WILD at the Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo and Friends of the Zoo will partner with the Springfield Regional Arts Council for the sixth-annual Art Gone WILD! on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Five hands-on art stations will be open for children ages 12 and younger:

As in the past, Art Gone WILD! activities incorporate a “green” theme by utilizing recycled or reused materials – underscoring Dickerson Park Zoo’s mission to inspire the public to conserve and protect natural resources.

In addition to the art activities and zoo exhibits, the NPTA Training Center will perform martial arts demonstrations, and there will be free face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Art Gone WILD! is presented by Friends of the Zoo, Springfield Regional Arts Council, KIDS Directory and KTTS 94.7FM.

Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fees are $7 for adults and teenagers, $5 for seniors age 60 and older, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for children age 2 and younger. Friends of the Zoo members are admitted free; FOZ memberships are $65 for an annual pass. For information about zoo events, 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