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Get Out for Snowfari Camp Instead of Hibernating for the Holidays
Nov 10, 2010

Curb cabin fever and head out of the house during the holidays for the new Snowfari Winter Break Camps at the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Whether parents have to work, want time to help Santa shop, or need the kids to take a break from video games and toys, the Zoo and Children’s Aquarium have an active adventure in store.

Snowfari day camps are offered for children in Pre-K through Grade 5 on Dec. 20-22 and Dec. 28-30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $30 per day for Dallas Zoological Society members and $35 per day for non-members. (Before-care is available for camps at the Zoo from 8 – 9 a.m. Cost is $5 for DZS members/$6 for non-members. Before-care is not offered for camps at the Children’s Aquarium. Aftercare for Zoo camps is available from 3-5:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for DZS members/$10 for non-members. Aftercare for camps at the Children’s Aquarium is available from  3-4:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for DZS members/$10 for non-members.) For registration forms or more information, visit DallasZooEd.com, call (469) 554-7300, or e-mail education@DallasZoo.com

Monday, Dec. 20 and Tuesday, Dec. 28

Pre-K – Winter Art Day
Story time, winter weather crafts, hot cocoa, and live animals are the highlights of this cozy camp!

Grades K/1 – Life on Ice (Children’s Aquarium)
Do sharks get cold? Can you put gloves on a hermit crab? What happens when the pond freezes? Find out answers to these and other questions in this hands-on day camp at the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park!

Grades 2/3 – Draw and Thaw
Winter weather crafts, hot cocoa, live animals, and a special Zoo tour are the highlights of this cozy camp!

Grades 4/5 – Wild Child: Zoo Jobs
How do you become a veterinarian? What does a zookeeper do? How do you feed all those animals? Find out the answers to these and more questions as we learn about zoo careers, meet live animals, and have a special behind-the-scenes experience!

Tuesday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 29

Pre-K – Wild for Winter
How do animals stay warm in the winter? Through stories, crafts, songs and animal encounters we will learn about unique adaptations for cold weather survival!

Grades K/1 – Cold Weather Wonders
Explore the Zoo for signs of nature in winter, and find out what we do to help our animals through the cold. Through explorations, stories, and animal encounters you will learn just how alive the Zoo is in the dead of winter!

Grades 2/3 – Life Under the Ice (Children’s Aquarium)
What happens when the pond freezes? Does the ocean get cold in winter? Find out answers to these and other cold weather questions in this super fun day camp at the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park!

Grades 4/5 – Survival Safari
What do insects do in the winter? Why do birds migrate? Do bats really hibernate? Find out answers to these and other questions as you explore the animal kingdom’s cold weather survival strategies!

Wednesday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 30

Pre-K – Wild Child: Zoo Jobs
What does a veterinarian do? How do zookeepers take care of their animals? Find out about working at a zoo through interactive play and meet a special guest in this fun day camp!

Grades K/1 – Wild Child: Zoo Jobs
Imaginative playtime, special guests, and animal encounters bring the hidden world of the zoo to life in this special day camp. Explore different careers and find out exactly how fun working at a zoo can be!

Grades 2/3 – Wild Child: Zoo Jobs
How do you become a veterinarian? What does a zookeeper do? How do you feed all those animals? Find out the answers to these and more questions as we learn about zoo careers, meet live animals, and have a special behind-the-scenes experience!

Grades 4/5 – Wild Child: Aquarium Jobs (Children’s Aquarium)
What does an aquarist do? How do you feed a shark?  What’s it like to feed a stingray? Explore different aquarium careers through hands-on experiences and animal encounters. Meet a special guest in this exciting day camp.

The Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological experience in Texas, with a 106-acre park, animals, and an education department that offers fascinating fun programs for all ages. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis), Dallas, 75203. The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for ages 12 and above, $9 for ages 3 to 11, and free for ages 2 and younger and DZS members. For more information, please call (469) 554-7500 or visit DallasZoo.com.

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is located at 1462 First Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210, in the shadow of the Texas Star Ferris wheel. Admission is $8 for ages 12-64 and $6 for ages 3-11 and age 65+. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (469) 554-7340 or visit ChildrensAquariumFairPark.com.


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