Bug Awareness Weekend Aug 2-3
June 30, 2014 Featured


 Live Bug Displays, Bug Cuisine and much more!

El Paso, TX (June 27, 2014) – 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 Chip Cookies, Thai Grasshopper Stir Fry, Cinnamon Wax Worm Crunch, and Sweet Cricket Popcorn. 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.  

Other activities include “Amazing Bug Stories” and arts & crafts. 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.

For more information about the event, visit elpasozoo.org. Thank you to our supporting sponsors One Source Federal Credit Union.

The zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ticket booth closes at 4 p.m. Admission prices are $6 for 3–12 yrs.; $10 for 13–59 yrs.; $7.50 for 60 yrs. & older; children 2 and under are free; active military and spouse with I.D. $7.50.

About El Paso Zoo
Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the Foster Tree House Playground, African Star train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring water feature and Giraffe Encounters. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org. For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elpasozoo), Twitter (www.twitter.com/elpasozoo) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/theelpasozoo).

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