Art Goes WILD At Dickerson Park Zoo

Celebrating 10 Years of Hands-on Art Fun

Springfield, Mo. – 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:

* Plastic cup sun catchers
* Egg carton flowers
* CD fish
* Paper plate parrots

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.

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Media Contact:
Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director
417-833-1570 (office)
marnold[at]dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.