BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOTV) - On April 20, the Binder Park Zoo will open for their 2013 season! Located just outside of Battle Creek, the zoo features over 400 acres of natural forests and wetlands for visitors to explore. With over 600 animals to learn about, a day trip to the Binder Park Zoo is both an educational and fun experience for families.
In addition to a trip to the zoo, the Binder Park Zoo offers additional classes and activities for visitors to get involved in. Some of the events planned for this summer include:
Cheetah Chase 5K
June 22, 2013 at 8am
Whether you run at the pace of a gazelle or a sloth, this is a fun 5K for all ages. The course offers a combination of hills and flat stretches through the animal exhibits. The cost is $25 per runner and includes a t-shirt, reusable tote and admission to the zoo.
Zoo Day Camps
Offered through out the summer, these camps offer interaction with the animals kids won't get anywhere else. Camps run for children ages 1-17 years old and range from half days to full days depending on the program.
July 13, 2013
This children's event is focused on getting kids active in a variety of fun ways. There will be activities scattered through out the zoo aimed at getting kids off the couch and outside in the great outdoors. The event will also feature a Lemur Lap Fun Run for the little ones!
August 3 and 4, 2013
Binder Park and the Michigan Society of Herpetologists present a weekend filled with over 100 different reptiles and amphibians from around the world.
For more information on Binder Park Zoo including hours, admission and directions visit www.binderparkzoo.org.
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