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WGVU’s KidsDay at the Zoo, presented by PNC Bank is back on Thursday, August 3! Join WGVU Public Media, John Ball Zoo, and all of our supporting partners for a fantastic day at the Zoo! KidsDay is guaranteed to provide a packed day of fun, adventure, and entertainment for kids, families, and friends. Zoo admission is only $5 per person on KidsDay!

Meet characters from your favorite PBS Kids shows, like Molly of Denali and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, sponsored by Milk Means More and Pioneer Construction.

Enjoy live musical performances throughout the day, plus get inspired at the Creative Cube, a Mobile Art Experience, which will be onsite from 9am-12pm. KidsDay at the Zoo is a perfect way to enjoy a day of educational and entertaining activities while exploring John Ball Zoo & Park! See you August 3!

Where: John Ball Zoo and Park

When: Thursday, August 3 from 9 am - 4 pm

Cost: Zoo - $5 per person and kids 2 and under are free. Activities in the Park - Free

Please note, free admission for MI Bridges Cardholders (JUMP) will not be honored for WGVU Kids' Day

Meet Costume Character Cookie Monster

Don’t miss your chance to meet Costume Character Cookie Monster…making appearances throughout the day in John Ball Zoo Park – courtesy of PNC! Capture photos with this iconic Sesame Street friend, plus participate in Sesame Street activities!

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Mother daughter coloring
Kids working on a art project
Shelley Irwin with a goat at the petting Zoo
Mother and son enjoying a PBS activitie
John Ball Park Map