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Zoo Miami, Walmart join  for $5 admission, Nov. 1

Zoo Miami, Walmart join for $5 admission, Nov. 1

By Cindy Castelblanco….
Wondering what to do with the kids on Nov. 1 when school is not in session?
Zoo Miami and Walmart are joining to offer $5 days once again. The first $5 days took place July 3-5 during Zoo Miami’s 30th birthday celebration with record-breaking attendance.
Save the date because you can’t beat the price. Come to the zoo on Monday, Nov. 1, between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., to take advantage of the savings. Once you’re in by 4 p.m., you can stay until Zoo Miami closes at 5:30 p.m.
“We know the economy continues to impact families, so we want to offer visitors an affordable, fun outing at Zoo Miami,” said Jose Cil, Walmart’s regional general manager. “We also hope that offering this discount on teacher planning days provides families with an entertainment solution while kids are out of school for the day.”
Take advantage of the low admission price and enjoy all Zoo Miami has to offer — more than 2,000 animals, lushly landscaped walkways, wildlife shows, keeper talks, water play areas where kids can cool down and run around, newly born animals, and much more. For an additional fee, guests can now touch, brush and hose down the Greater One-horned rhinoceros at the new Kaziranga Camp Rhino Encounter. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They also can hand-feed giraffes at the Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station, feed the pelicans at Pelican Cove, ride a camel at Humpy’s Camel rides, rent safari cycles, take a tram tour, and ride the monorail.
“During these hard economic times, regular admission prices can sometimes be a barrier to potential visitors,” said Ron Magill, Zoo Miami communications director. “Through Walmart’s generous support, the zoo is able to offer this heavily discounted admission price to help us communicate our important conservation messages to a wider and more diverse audience.”
General admission to the zoo usually is $15.95 for adults (13 and older) and $11.95 for children (ages 3-12). Admission is free for children ages 2 and younger and 25 percent off for seniors. Guests can save money and time by buying their tickets online at www.zoomiami.org. Parking is free and zoo members never pay admission. Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 pm. For more information, visit www.zoomiami.org.

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