Birthday party celebrates zoo’s 85 years

2013-05-23T16:26:00Z 2013-05-23T16:32:15Z Birthday party celebrates zoo’s 85 yearsContributed and photo provided by Washington Park Zoo

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo is celebrating 85 years with a birthday party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr.

Kids are invited to come dressed in their favorite animal costume.

The day includes:

1 p.m. in Bear plaza - Footlight theater’s cast from their upcoming “Fiddler on the Roof” production will be leading guests in a song of Happy Birthday followed by cake!

Animal enrichment presentations:

Tigers - 11 a.m.

Petting Barn- 11:30 a.m.

Primates- noon

Castle- 2 p.m.

Meet the animals in the Classroom: 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Special Guest, Ghostbusters - 11:00 a.m. until ?

Face painting

Craft table hosted by Notre Dame Catholic School: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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