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4 Zoos Worth Visiting with Your Family

Start a family chat about wildlife conservation by visiting one of these exciting new exhibits.
 

Learning Benefits

1. Faces of the African Forest (Apple Valley,MN)
The Minnesota Zoo invites you to take a walk through the Tropics Hall, where you’ll encounter monkeys, fruit bats, dwarf crocodiles, and red river hogs, among others. Opens Memorial Day (May 31). mnzoo.com

2. Nature Boardwalk (Chicago, IL)
South Pond at the Lincoln Park Zoo is being transformed into a beautiful wilderness classroom and haven for native birds, turtles, frogs, and fish. Projected to open in June. lpzoo.org

3. Polar Bear Plunge (San Diego, CA)
Focusing on the way climate change affects animals, this San Diego Zoo exhibit (just opened March 26) features a real research helicopter, a replica of a polar bear den to crawl through, giant storybooks to read, and more. sandiegozoo.org

4. Cheetah: The Race for Survival (Indianapolis, IN)
At the Indianapolis Zoo, learn about these speedy beauties, why they are endangered, and how your family can help protect them. Opens May 29. indianapoliszoo.com

 

 

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3 Literary Locations to Visit With Kids

 

Samantha Brody is a Senior Editor for Parent & Child Magazine

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