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Thursday is Ice Day at Fort Wayne zoo

Statement issued Wednesday:

On the hottest day of the year, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s animals will keep cool during Ice Day on Thursday, July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Throughout the day, designated animals will receive “popsicles” of all sizes, filled with their favorite treats. For example, the capuchin monkeys will receive an ice block with nuts and seeds frozen inside; the tigers will get “fishsicles” as a snack. In addition, zoo guests can watch an ice sculptor create animals from blocks of ice. At activity stations, kids can match animals to their climates, enjoy a special photo spot, and receive their own frozen ice treat.

Ice Day Activity Schedule:

10:30 a.m. Otters

11:30 a.m. Australian Birds

12:00 p.m. Dingoes

12:00 p.m. Ice Sculptor

12:30 p.m. Capuchin Monkeys

1:00 p.m. Swamp Monkeys

1:30 p.m. Hyenas

2:00 p.m. Orangutans

2:00 p.m. Ice Sculptor

2:30 p.m. Tigers

All Ice Day activities are free with zoo admission.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is one of the area’s major attractions, drawing 500,000 visitors every year. The zoo is consistently named one of the country’s “Top Ten Zoos for Kids” by national media outlets.

The Zoo is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until October 9. Admission is $13 for adults, $8.50 for children age 2-14, and $10.50 for seniors over age 60. Babies age 1 and under and Zoo Society Members are admitted free.