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Walk for Wishes Philly: About the Philadelphia Zoo

Walk for Wishes
The countdown until the Walk for Wishes® Philadelphia has officially begun! As of today, there are only 18 days left, can you believe it? This year we will be returning to the Philadelphia Zoo for the fourth year in a row and our seventh year walking in Philly!

There is so much to do, see and explore at the Philadelphia Zoo, as well as, they add new exhibits and attractions every year! Here’s a few exciting and new things to check out after the walk:

  • Stare at the cuteness of the newest Zoo Babies
  • Admire and learn more about the Most Endangered Animals that live at the zoo
  • Watch as the animals move all around you with the latest addition of Zoo360
    • Gorilla Treeway
    • Meerkat Maze
    • Great Ape Trail
    • Big Cat Crossing
    • Treetop Trail
    • Explore the Newest Exhibit & Attraction the Outback Outpost featuring red kangaroos and emus and the Wings of Asia where you can hand feed unique birds such as Temminck’s tragopan, satyr tragopan, golden pheasant, spotted dove, white-crested laughingthrush and Eurasian blackbird

*For more information about all the fun things the zoo has to offer click here*:

The Event

Registration will open at 7:30 AM and Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:40 AM. Then the walk will start at 9:00 AM and Closing Ceremonies will be held at 11:30 AM. After that you are free to explore the Zoo or enjoy a few games!

After parking in the Zoo Parking Garage, head in through the main entrance and if you are preregistered you will see 5 tables organized by last name (A-D) (E-L) (M-Z). *For Onsite Registration there will be 2 tables marked for you to go to.* At pre-registration you will receive your wrist band and if you raised $50.00 or more you will also get the official Walk for Wishes t-shirt. After you get your wrist band, you can head over to the lawn area where the stage is and wait for the opening ceremonies to begin!

At this event, we will have games, activities, raffles and even a special scavenger hunt! At registration the kids will receive instructions for the scavenger hunt and a paper with clues to find certain animals. As they walk through the zoo volunteers will be handing out stickers that coordinate with the animals. Once they have found all six animals they can make their way back to the lawn to play corn hole, giant jenga or pumpkin bowling!

Just a few reminders for the event:

ü  Make sure you keep up to date with the weather; this event is rain or shine!

ü  Bring cash or card with you to enter to win raffle prizes!

ü  Adult team members (ages 12 and over) can earn an official Walk for Wishes t-shirt by raising $50.00 which includes the $25.00 registration fee

ü  Youth walkers (ages 3 to 11) earning a t-shirt by raising $50.00 which includes their $5.00 registration fee

ü  Make sure you don’t lose your wristband since they will be checked at certain areas, as well as, at vendors’ stands!

ü  Location: 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

ü  Registration: 7:30 AM

ü  Event Start: 9:00 AM

ü  Event End: 12:00 PM

ü  Handicapped Parking: Available in Tiger Lot

ü  All Other Parking: Zoo Parking Garage (*also has some handicapped spots available*)

Click the link below to register now!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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