L.A. Zoo Safari Days Select Dates from September 21, 2017 to April 2, 2018 9 am – 4 pm Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Each Safari Day offers a fun-filled day of exploration through the Los Angeles Zoo led by an adventure “specialist” that will help create an unforgettable and wild experience for every participant. Instead of working on sight words, young guests will have animal sightings; instead of reading comprehension, children will help others comprehend their discoveries by sharing stories about what they saw and did. Bring a backpack, lunch, and some safari gear to join us at the Zoo. All dates correspond to certain LAUSD unassigned days and/or holidays. Safari Days are for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Morning and afternoon extended care is available for an additional cost. Dates include: September 21, 2017, Thanksgiving week— November 10, 20, 21, 22, 2017, Martin Luther King Jr. Day—January 15, 2018February 19, 2018, and April 2, 2018.

“We’re pleased to present this brand new programming that we hope will provide engaging educational opportunities for youngsters from kindergarten through sixth grade,” explains Education Manager Heather Shields. “Safari Days will complement classroom learning by giving students a chance to exercise their observational skills out in the Zoo, and then take those observations and communicate them with others as stories. We’re looking forward to this new experience as a way to extend our reach to help meet the needs of schools and families—part of our mission as a classroom without borders.”

Please make sure to check your child’s school calendar before registering. Space is limited, so register today at http://www.lazoo.org/education/family/#safaridays. Price is $75 per child. GLAZA members save $5 per child.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $21 for adults and $16 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo Web site at www.lazoo.org.

Credit: Los Angeles Zoo. Photo Credit: Jamie Pham.

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