Spring 2020

Let's Party! Earth Day Party for the Planet!

In honor of Earth Day, the Henry Vilas Zoo will host its annual Party for the Planet celebration on Saturday, April 25, from noon to 3 p.m. This free event features a green scavenger hunt for families and individuals to learn about environmental topics and to get stamps from various exhibitors. The stamps qualify participants for a drawing to win some really cool prizes.
This year, the Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration at the zoo will be powered by 100% green power. MGE's Green Power Tomorrow program gives the zoo an opportunity to offset its carbon emissions from electricity used at the event with green power! Visitors can stop by the MGE exhibit and pick up a copy of the Earth Day Fun Book, ride the pedal-power bike, climb to the top of a 500 foot wind turbine with virtual reality goggles, learn how to save energy at home and more. 

Help Clean Up Lake Wingra

If you'd like to help clean up Lake Wingra, the Friends of Lake Wingra is organizing a lake cleanup event from 9 a.m. to noon. For more details about Party for the Planet and the Lake Wingra Cleanup, go to henryvilaszoo.gov/event/party-for-the-planet/.

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