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Celebrate Creepy Crawly Critters

Fort Wayne IN – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to celebrate Creepy Crawly Day on Friday, July 16 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The Teens for Nature will share various interactive and educational stations with guests around the Zoo. These stations will put focus on the importance of the creepy crawly creatures that roam the planet and the impact that they have on the ecosystem.

“Creepy Crawly Day is an exciting event for the Teens of the Teens for Nature Program at the Zoo,” Teens for Nature Lead Emily Elliot said. “The teen volunteers enjoy the opportunity to inspire while sharing their knowledge 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.

Creepy crawlers are vital in every corner of Earth and they perform a range of functions including maintaining soil health, pollinating plants and producing goods like silk. Creepy Crawly Day at the Zoo is the perfect time to learn more about all things creepy and crawly. Creepy Crawly Day activities are included with paid Zoo admission.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo 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.