Party like an animal at the El Paso Zoo’s 9th annual Party for the Planet is part of the largest combined Earth Day event in North America and where families can celebrate and discover how they can take action to help protect and enjoy our planet while having some fun!

Local conservation organizations will be in attendance and will help spread the word about how visitors can make a difference in helping wildlife and the environment. Activities include planting seeds with the Master Gardeners, finding out what it takes to be a Master Naturalist, visiting with Animal Services to learn how to save the life of an unwanted pet and more!

Visitors can also meet with UTEP students at the Kalahari Research Station to learn about the Zoo’s Palm Oil Guide & Scanner mobile application that is helping to save animals such as orangutans, elephants and wildlife habitats.

Celebrations include, family activities, animal fun and live entertainment with special animal presentations and animal enrichment activities that will be available throughout the day for all to enjoy, as well as folklorico dancers and Aztec dancers to get everyone in the party mood.