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Celebrate Backyard Habitats at the Zoo

Fort Wayne IN – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to celebrate Backyard Habitat Day on Friday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Teens for Nature teen volunteers will share various educational stations around the Zoo. These stations will include exciting learning opportunities and interactive experiences for guests.

Nature is not a place to visit but is everywhere around us. Even a small yard can be an important habitat. The plants used for food and landscaping will determine the wildlife and insect species attracted to your yard. Backyard Habitat Day is the perfect time to learn more about the resources and wildlife that can be found in anyone’s backyard.

“Backyard Habitat Day is another exciting event for the Teens for Nature Program,” Teens for Nature Lead Emily Elliot said. “These events provide students with the opportunity to share knowledge while inspiring and interacting with guests.”

Teens for Nature is an exciting opportunity for 7th to 12th grade students to develop leadership and teamwork skills while interacting with the Zoo. The program allows students to gain new experiences and knowledge.

The Teens for Nature Program is proudly sponsored by the AEP Foundation and Steel Dynamics Incorporated.


About the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo: The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The zoo was voted Indiana’s #1 “Gotta-Do Summer Attraction” and is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.

The Zoo is a conservation leader, contributing annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1500 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.

As a self-supporting facility, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. The zoo’s operations are funded entirely by earned revenue and donations.

Zoo is open 9 am to 7 pm through August. Fall hours – September and October 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is $11 for kids 2 to 18; $15 adults.