The 23rd annual MAYFEST at the Montgomery Zoo, a community event designed for guests all ages, is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the Zoo remaining open until 5:30 p.m.
Mayfest is held on the grounds of the Montgomery Zoo. This event showcases Booker T. Washington Magnet School (BTW), and is designed to foster community awareness of the different performing arts programs at BTW. Mayfest is a major fundraiser for the school's scholarship program that helps students gain funds for college. Visitors can enjoy exciting dance performances, drama, musicals, games, food and refreshments throughout the day.
As you watch the performances don't forget to enjoy all the new additions at the Zoo. Take a ride on the Zoofari Skylift ride and see the Zoo from a different perspective; visit Parakeet Cove to see the beautiful parakeets; encounter an 18-foot giraffe, feed river otters; take a ride at Horse Trail Rides; or a relaxing train ride then get a cool breeze by taking a pedal boat ride on the zoo's lakefront.
Visitors can also take a walk around the Zoo to see the lush surroundings of the exhibits and watch the antics of the animals as they have fun on a beautiful spring day. If you get hot walking around the zoo take time to visit the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum and cool off as you see some specular animal displays from North America.
Zoo hours and admission: The City of Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are open daily from 9:00am to 5:30pm, the last admission tickets are sold and major animal exhibits begin closing at 4:30pm. Discount combo admission to both Zoo and Mann Museum are: Adults: $16, Children 3-12 yrs. old $11 and toddlers 2 yrs. and younger are FREE. Zoo only admission is $12 for Adults, Senior Citizens 65+ $10 and children ages 3 to 12 yrs. old
is $8. Montgomery Zoo members and Toddlers 2 yrs. and younger are admitted FREE.
The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are located off the Northern Blvd, between Coliseum Blvd. and Lower Wetumpka Road. The address for the Montgomery Zoo is
2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36110. For more information, please call (334) 240-4900 visit our website www.montgomeryzoo.com or follow us on Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.