Bug Awareness Weekend

From August 02, 2014 10:00 am until August 03, 2014 3:00 pm

Categories: Special Events

BUG OUT WITH THE EL PASO ZOO AS WE CELEBRATE BUG AWARENESS WEEKEND ON AUGUST 2 & 3

 Live Bug Displays, Bug Cuisine and much more! 

Join us on August 2 and 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to celebrate Bug Awareness Weekend. The Zoo will feature live bugs from North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Come explore the world of bugs and find a new respect for the six + legged creatures of the land.

And don’t miss out on our most popular activity- bug cooking and tasting with the Zoo’s Executive Chef Miguel Guillen. Zoo guests will be able to enjoy unique food items such as Roasted Leaf Cutter Ants, Cricket Chocolate Chip Cookies, Thai Grasshopper Stir Fry, Cinnamon Wax Worm Crunch, Sweet Cricket Popcorn and much more. Learn how you can make these delicacies at home from our very own chef. (Time and location of bug cooking and tasting TBD.)

Live bug displays will be set up throughout the Zoo at the El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Center, El Paso Electric Kalahari Research Station, and Asia Discovery Center for all to see. Check out the new species of bugs this year including Tanzanian Redclawed scorpion, Brazilian black tarantula, a Giant African Millipede and many more.  

Activities Include:

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.                 Live Bug Displays in El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Center, Kalahari Research Station, and Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of  Spanish Explorers Exhibit                    

10:45 a.m.                         Bug Bingo in Asia

11 a.m.                              Giraffe Encounter at exhibit

                                          Amazing Animal Stories in Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of Spanish Explorers Exhibit

                                          Bug Cooking & Tasting in Asia Discovery Center

11:30 a.m.                         Worm Composting in Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of Spanish Explorers Exhibit

11:45 a.m.                         Lion Training at exhibit

                                          Bug Bingo in Asia

12 p.m.                              Elephant training at exhibit

                                          Basic Mosquito Biology in Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of Spanish Explorers Exhibit

12:30 p.m.                         Bug Cooking & Tasting in Asia Discovery Center

                                          The True Rulers of the Earth in Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of Spanish Explorers Exhibit

                                          Spider Monkey presentation at exhibit (Saturday)

                                          Orangutan presentation at exhibit (Sunday)

1 p.m.                                Amazing Bug Stories in Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of Spanish Explorers Exhibit

1:30 p.m.                           Worm Composting in Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of Spanish Explorers Exhibit

1:45 p.m.                           Bug Bingo in Asia

2:00 p.m.                           Basic Mosquito Biology in Paraje Discovery Center at Animals of Spanish Explorers Exhibit

2:30 p.m.                           Giraffe Encounter at exhibit

                                          The True Rulers of the Earth in Paraje Discovery Centerat Animals of  Spanish Explorers Exhibit

Don’t forget to bring a towel to cool off in the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad or monkey around at the Foster Tree House Playground.

Thank you to our supporting sponsors One Source Federal Credit Union.

 

 

2014-08-02 10:00:00
2014-08-03 15:00:00

 



OTHER EVENT NEWS:

Animal presentations are subject to cancellation without notice.


Giraffe Encounters

Our Zoo Giraffe Encounters have been temporarily cancelled. We are remodeling the Giraffe Encounter area and will resume our encounters when remodeling is completed by early January.


Daily Sea Lion Program

Our daily sea lion programs have been cancelled until further notice. We are introducing our female sea lion Sushi to our male sea lion LB. Once we know that they are compatible we hope to resume our daily training programs.