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Lunar New Year at Prospect Park Zoo

Saturday, February 21, 2015

11:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.

This event repeats every day between 2/21/2015 and 2/22/2015.

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The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the year of the sheep with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year. 

Activities include:

Meet the Sheep - 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Meet-and-greets with the zoo's Cotswold and Jacob's four-horned sheep will take place in celebration of the Year of the Sheep. 

Puppet Show - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chinese Theatre Works will present “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show. 

Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.

Calligraphy - 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Professional artists will discuss the importance of calligraphy in Chinese and other Asian cultures, and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese. 

Crafts - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paper lantern and red money envelope crafting are part of the weekend’s festivities. 

WCS China: A Photo Gallery
WCS works extensively throughout China to protect local wildlife and habitats. This new gallery will be a photographic look at some of WCS China’s major projects throughout the years.


Prospect Park Zoo in Prospect Park
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. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3.

Event Organizer

Wildlife Conservation Society, Prospect Park Zoo

Contact Number

(718) 399-7339


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