Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22, is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
ATASCADERO — Join the Charles Paddock Zoo on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the 12th Annual “Party for the Planet” Earth Day Celebration. This family event will focus on natural resource conservation and the global and local protection of animals and plants.
A fun day for children of all ages, with interactive adventures, hands-on activities, exhibits by sustainability-conscious businesses, as well as providing many educational demonstrations like water conservation, beekeeping, and more. Food will be available for purchase from Zen Dog and Paradise Shaved Ice. The zoo thanks its sponsors, which include presenting sponsors Atascadero Mutual Water Company, Solarponics, and Waste Management; and supporting sponsor 5 Star Rain Gutters.
Over 200 animal species to enjoy at the zoo. Many of the zoo residents are part of a globally managed program to preserve animals and their habitats. The zoo features several unique species not often seen in facilities of our size, including fossa, red pandas, Malayan tiger, lemurs, and meerkats, as well as many other exciting and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Unique gifts, as well as refreshments and strollers are available at the zoo gift shop. Adjacent to the Atascadero Lake Park, the zoo is the perfect destination for a day of fun, education, and relaxation.
Party for the Planet is included with General Admission. Tickets are $12 for Adults age 13+, $10 for Seniors age 65+, $8 for Children 5-12, $5 for Children 3-4, and free for Kids 2 & under. The Charles Paddock Zoo is an accredited zoo by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and is SLO County’s only zoo. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at Atascadero Lake Park on Hwy 41/Morro Road, one mile west of Hwy 101.