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Lunar New Year 2017 Events
At WCS’s Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo
2017 is the Year of the Rooster
Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo: Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 4 & 5
Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo: Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 11 & 12
WCS Newsroom: http://newsroom.wcs.org/
New York – Jan. 26, 2017 – The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the Year of the Rooster with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.
At WCS’s Queens Zoo on Feb. 4 and 5:
Activities each day include:
- Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Guests will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Crafts – Guests will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Calligraphy – Guests will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 to 4 p.m.)
- Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Rooster puppet show for guests of all ages. (1:20, 2:20 and 3:20 p.m.)
- Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.
At WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo on Feb. 11 and 12:
- Chinese Theatre Works Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Rooster puppet show for guests of all ages. (1:20, 2:20 and 3:20 p.m.)
- Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Guests will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Lunar New Year Craft – A calligraphy expert will help guests make a special bookmark to celebrate the new year. (1 p.m. – 4pm)
- Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Visitors will be introduced to some of the zoo’s animals represented in the lunar zodiac. 11:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Sea Lion Training – The zoo’s daily sea lion training sessions will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.
All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit www.queenszoo.com or www.prospectparkzoo.com.
Media Note: For further information on this story or to make an appointment to cover the activities, please contact Barbara Russo at 718-265-3428 or email email@example.com. Appointments only available on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Queens Zoo, and Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Prospect Park Zoo
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – Open every day of the year. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays, and to 5:30 P.M. on weekends and holidays, April through October. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November through March. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further information, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)
MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: newsroom.wcs.org Follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information: 347-840-1242.