Passover at the Philadelphia Zoo

Take your kids to see the frogs, gnats, wild beasts and locust in person.

In celebration of Passover, the  Philadelphia Zoo will partner with Lubavitch of Bucks County, PA to offer Kosher for Passover food concession items on Thursday,  April 21, 2011 and Sunday, April 24, 2011, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. As one of the top family destinations in the region, the Philadelphia Zoo recognizes the importance of being supportive to the Jewish community during such a significant time for families to gather.

“We are thrilled to honor Passover and give back to the community,” says Andrea Rodgers, Manager, Events and Community Partnerships.

Details after the jump.

Items available for purchase include snacks and beverages.  There will also be activities and crafts for children to enjoy. During this time, guests can take advantage of experiencing the Zoo’s newly launched feature, X-tink-shun: a wild puppet x perience which tells the important story of endangered species and vanishing habitats through puppets created by the Jim Henson Company.

Proceeds from the sale of concession goods benefit the Friendship Circle. The Friendship Circle is an organization that reaches out and extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social experiences.  The Philadelphia Zoo works with Lubavitch and Friendship Circle to support the education and exploration of the families and children they serve.

About The Philadelphia Zoo: America’s first zoo and one of the region’s foremost conservation organizations, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. The Philadelphia region’s leading family destination, the Zoo welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors last year. The Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information on the Philadelphia Zoo, as well as to purchase and print tickets online, visit Philadelphia Zoo is a non-smoking facility.

Cover illustration is from The Passover Zoo Seder by S. Daniel Guttman, illustrated by Phillip Ratner (2011) Pelican Publishing.


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