Culture is defined by the Webster’s Dictionary as: (1) the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time (2) a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc.
The Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 140 native, exotic and endangered species from around the world and on Saturday, May 3, the Zoo is hosting Where the Wild Kids Are, a kid-friendly celebration of culture through art, music and dance. The event will feature live entertainment, hands-on biofacts and crafts, interactive EdZOOcation Stations, as well as regularly scheduled Keeper Chats, Giraffe Encounters and Wildlife Stage Shows throughout the day – all included with general admission.
Visitors will enjoy live performances from cultural dance groups such as Kaulumele Polynesian Dancers, Sakura Minyo Doo Koo Kai, Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento and Malko Dance Academy. Other entertainment will include a performance from teen band Urd-om as well as songs and stories from the Pirates of Sacramento.
The Merryhill Schools have been learning about the animal species that will soon have a home in the Zoo’s Small Wonders of Africa exhibit, scheduled to open this summer. As part of their involvement, Merryhill students have been raising money for the new exhibit. At 12:30 p.m., they will present a check to the Sacramento Zoo’s Executive Director Mary Healy at the Small Wonders of Africa construction site. A student art gallery will also be featured in the Zoo’s Kampala Conference Center for viewing throughout the day.
During each visits, every guest participates in something special: education, recreation and conservation. Where the Wild Kids Are is an event to help celebrate our differences as much as our similarities as we share the world together.saczoo.org for the most current information.