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:
- Koi Fish wind socks – reusing plastic bags
- Pin Wheels – exploring wind energy
- Coffee filter flowers – creating art from items in your kitchen cabinets
- Paper birds – "dressing up" those tissue tubes
- Animal tile magnets – building art from repurposed materials
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); firstname.lastname@example.org