Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PHILADELPHIA ZOO TO HOST WEEKEND-LONG CULTURAL FESTIVAL

On May 14th and 15th, the Philadelphia Zoo will host a weekend-long festival showcasing the culture of Asia. The celebration, which is the first of four cultural events called the Creatures of Culture International Series, will feature authentic Asian cuisine, activities, performances and demonstrations while educating about animals found in the Zoo that are native to Asia. Creatures of Culture: Asia is free with Zoo admission, and will run from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.



Presented on Impala Plaza performances include Japanese Taiko drummers, traditional Korean dancers and authentic Indian dancers. Stations situated throughout the Plaza include activities that educate children on how they can help animals here and around the globe.



At the Creatures of Culture Series, guests will experience all that the Asian culture has to offer, while viewing majestic animals. Additionally, they can experience X• tink• shun: a wild puppet
x• perience, which features puppets who educate on the plight of their species.



For more information: www.philadelphiazoo.org

Location: 3400 Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104

This event is appropriate for
: the whole family

Cost: $18 for adults and $15 for kids

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