June 17, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Zoo's Art Gone WILD is June 22

Let your child's creative side run WILD at the 10th annual Art Gone WILD! from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Dickerson Park Zoo.

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

And, children can contribute to a bottle cap mural designed by SRAC.

In addition to hands-on art activities, children will see close-up magic performed by The Fishin' Magician. Krispy Kreme will also be giving away doughnuts. Members of the Ozarks Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers will have animal paintings displayed for sale.

Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd., is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fees are $9 for adults and teenagers, $6 for seniors age 60 and older, $6 for children ages 3-12 and free for children age 2 and younger. Friends of the Zoo members are admitted free; FOZ memberships are $75 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