June 20, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Let Your Child's Creative Side Go WILD!

Let your child's creative side run WILD at the 8th annual Art Gone WILD! from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at Dickerson Park Zoo.

Dickerson Park Zoo and Friends of the Zoo partner with Springfield Regional Arts Council to offer five hands-on art stations for children ages 12 and younger:

Art Gone WILD! activities are free with paid zoo admission. As in the past, many Art Gone WILD! activities incorporate a "green" theme through recycled or reused materials – underscoring Dickerson Park Zoo's mission to inspire the public to conserve and protect natural resources.

Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fees are $8 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