May 01, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Zoo free for moms on Mother's Day

Let your imagination run wild this Mother's Day, and enjoy a day at the zoo with Mom. All mothers receive free admission to Dickerson Park Zoo on Sunday, May 12. The first 500 mothers will receive a free bedding plant.

Along with the animal exhibits, Dickerson Park Zoo provides a variety of fun-filled activities for all ages. Families can purchase $2 per person tickets for a train ride on the Titus Express (children age one and younger ride free). Visit the Outback Corral petting zoo (feed is 50¢ for a handful), and feed the giraffes at the elevated deck during designated feeding times ($2 for a package of crackers).

Dickerson Park Zoo is open throughout the summer, daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., regardless of the weather. Admission fees are $9 for adults and teens and $6 for children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and older. Admission for children age 2 and younger and DPZ Friends of the Zoo members is free.

For more information, visit Dickerson Park Zoo's website,, or follow the zoo on Facebook,

For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell),

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