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SCIENCE SUNDAYS

JULY 7 – AUGUST 25| 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our brand new Science Sunday series, where you can beat the heat and learn something neat! This exciting new program offers a unique blend of education and entertainment, designed to inspire curiosity and foster a love of science among guests of all ages. Each Sunday, you’ll have the chance to escape the summer sun and dive into engaging, hands-on activities led by knowledgeable experts in our air conditioned event space, Nyami Nyami River Lodge. From fascinating animal behavior demonstrations to interactive exhibits on conservation and environmental science, Science Sunday promises to be a highlight of your week, combining the thrill of discovery with the comfort of cool, shaded spaces.

Save space in your schedule for interactive chats at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.!

DATES

July 7 | Conservation Chronicles

Our Conservation team will uncover fascinating breeding programs for Florida grasshopper sparrows, Perdido Key beach mice, frosted flatwoods salamanders, and more. Meanwhile, our Restore Our Shores team will reveal the science behind innovative, eco-friendly solutions for water quality improvement, habitat protection, biodiversity expansion, and boosting resilience against storm damage and erosion. Don’t miss out on behind-the-scenes photos, captivating videos, and lively chats!

July 14 | Commissary Chats

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look and meet the amazing team dedicated to animal diets and nutrition! Our Commissary Manager, along with staff and volunteers, feed over 900 animals from more than 190 species every day. Discover how a proper diet is crucial to each resident’s well-being, as the team masterfully balances nutrients, vitamins, and fluids uniquely tailored to each animal. They truly have it down to a science! Join us for special live demonstrations at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m., where you can see how our team creates fun enrichments for the animals! You’ll also have the chance to participate and make your own enriching creations. Don’t miss this unique, hands-on experience!

July 21| Student Showcase

Come be inspired by the bright minds of local high school and college students as they showcase their award-winning research projects! Learn from these emerging STEM leaders as they demonstrate innovative ways science and technology are being used to protect our local wildlife. Don’t miss this chance to see the future of conservation in action!

July 28 | Bubbling with Curiosity

Dive into conservation learning with our Zoo Teens through fun, hands-on science experiments! Discover how engaging and educational conservation can be as our young experts guide you through exciting activities. Join us for a day of interactive science and exploration!

August 4 | Student Showcase

Come be inspired by the bright minds of local high school and college students as they showcase their award-winning research projects! Learn from these emerging STEM leaders as they demonstrate innovative ways science and technology are being used to protect our local wildlife. Don’t miss this chance to see the future of conservation in action!

August 11 | Behind the Scenes: Water Systems in Action

Explore the vital work of our Life Support System team, who operate, maintain, and repair the intricate systems that filter water in our Rainforest Revealed aquarium and pump water into our Indian River Play Lagoon. Join us to discover how this dedicated team interprets water chemistry reports, fine-tunes each habitat’s conditions, and ensures peak performance of all water systems. See firsthand the behind-the-scenes expertise that keeps our environments thriving!

August 17 & 18 | Bonsai & Botanicals 

Science Sunday will be taking a break this weekend. Join us at Bonsai & Botanicals instead!

August 25 | Theme TBD

Free with Zoo admission. 


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