Houston Zoo Celebrates World Ocean’s Day

June 7, 2010

The Houston Zoo will join zoos and aquariums worldwide to make a splash on Tuesday in observance of World Ocean’s Day with an encore presentation for the world’s oceans on Saturday, June 12.

This year World Ocean’s Day coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Dr. Seuss’s book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

On June 8 and June 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be readings of Dr. Seuss’s children’s book as well as special sea lion presentations (learn more about how Astro the sea lion came to the Houston Zoo) and enrichment activities with denizens of the deep such as lionfish, eels, piranha, and the Houston Zoo’s resident octopus.  Kids and families will get to know funny fish “from here to there” and learn how everyday actions impact their ocean home.

World Ocean’s Day Activities at the Houston Zoo

June 8 and June 12

10 a.m.             Alligator gar feeding at Lion exhibit moat (June 8 only)

10 a.m.             Lionfish feeding at the Kipp Aquarium

10:30 a.m.         Follow the Water presentation at Natural Encounters

10:30 a.m.         Storytime Reading – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

11 a.m.             Sea Lion Show – Astro, the sea lions, story

11 a.m.             Piranha feeding at Natural Encounters

11 a.m.             Storytime Reading – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

11:30 a.m.         Eel feeding at the Kipp Aquarium

11:30 a.m.         Pelican Feeding at Duck Lake

12 p.m.             Zooper Challenge – McGovern Children’s Zoo Butterfly Stage

12 p.m.             Meet the Reef Aquarium Keeper at Natural Encounters

12:30 p.m.         Zooper Challenge – McGovern Children’s Zoo Butterfly Stage

1 p.m.               Octopus Feeding at the Kipp Aquarium

2 p.m.               Meet the Jellyfish Keeper at the Kipp Aquarium

2:30 p.m.          Sea Lion Show – Astro, the sea lions, story

2:30 p.m.          Meet the Otter Keeper in Children’s Zoo

3 p.m.               Pelican Feeding at Duck Lake

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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