July 02, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Military Appreciation Day at Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo will offer its first Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, July 7, with free zoo admission for active military personnel and their immediate family members (with military ID).

At Dickerson Park Zoo, there is plenty to do. Ride the Titus Express miniature train, feed the giraffes at the elevated viewing deck, visit the Outback Corral petting zoo and cool off at the Jumping Jewels water play area. In addition to the giraffe herd, popular animals include the hippopotamus, lions, flamingos, Asian elephants, spider monkeys and the Diversity of Life building – home to reptiles and amphibians!

Admission hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Titus Express train operates from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; tickets are $2 per person for everyone age 2 and older. Food and drinks are available at the Bush Country Café from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The giraffe deck is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; giraffe feed is $2.

For more information, or to plan your trip to Dickerson Park Zoo, visit the website, 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