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Party for the Planet

@ Santa Ana Zoo

Conservation-friendly crafts & games, hands-on demos, education stations


The Santa Ana Zoo, also known as the “Home of the 50 Monkeys,” today announced its annual Party for the Planet™ event taking place Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the beautiful Santa Ana Zoo grounds. Themed around Earth Day and Endangered Species Day, Party for the Planet represents the largest shared eco-celebration in North America.

The Santa Ana Zoo, also known as the “Home of the 50 Monkeys,” today announced its annual Party for the Planet™ event taking place Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the beautiful Santa Ana Zoo grounds. Themed around Earth Day and Endangered Species Day, Party for the Planet represents the largest shared eco-celebration in North America.


Open to the public, Party for the Planet is a fun-filled day that celebrates wildlife while promoting conservation and educating Zoo guests about the different ways they can explore and help protect the environment. The event is FREE for FOSAZ Members and included in the price of general admission. Santa Ana community members with proof of residency are also welcome to join the Zoo’s Party for the Planet free of charge.


Throughout the event, Zoo guests can create conservation-themed crafts (including making recycled paper and creating a keychain using old jeans), and play fun games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living, and a variety of special guests including the City of Santa Ana Water Resources Division, Fullerton Arboretum, US Geological Survey, and other community organizations. Guests of all ages will enjoy exploring their way around the Zoo and discovering ways to connect with and protect the natural world around them.


"This year's Party for the Planet event marks the 17th year the Friends of Santa Ana Zoo has hosted an event in honor of Earth Day and Endangered Species Day," said Cathi Decker, Executive Director, FOSAZ. "We're excited to welcome FOSAZ members, Zoo visitors and Santa Ana residents to celebrate with us on May 19th and enjoy all the Santa Ana Zoo and our special guests have to offer."


Adding to the celebration are rides on the eco-friendly, electric-powered Zoofari Express Train, Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel, and the Conservation Carrousel. Tickets are available for an additional cost. Children under 3 are free to ride with paid adult on the train and adults standing with children on the Carrousel are free. The Zoo’s conservation friendly playground and multiple picnic areas are also open to guests at no additional charge. Guests will also enjoy the Zoo’s eco-friendly drinking and water bottle refill stations.

  • Santa Ana Zoo
  • 1801 E. Chestnut Avenue
  • Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 647-6575

Website: Click to Visit

Suitable for: 0+

  • Ages 0 - 2: Free
  • Ages 3 - 12: $9.00
  • Ages 13 and over: $12.00

Note: Prices include admission to the zoo.

Santa Ana Residents and members free

Free, provided on location.

Activity Name Next Occurrence Suitable Ages
05/25/2019 0+
06/30/2019 2+

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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