Holiday time at the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari

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Kids love animals? The holidays are an awesome time to pay a visit to the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari.

Over the weekends, special programmes, craft activities and talks have been organised to educate and entertain visitors.

Singapore Zoo

The recently crowned animal icon, Ah Meng, takes centrestage at the Singapore Zoo. Transformed into a living classroom, visitors to the zoo can discover and appreciation wildlife through meet and greet sessions with mascots, craft workshops and enrichment trails.

Ah Meng
Meet Ah Meng, Singapore Zoo’s animal icon, over the June holidays and learn how to protect the wild habitat of orangutans and other amazing animals

Zoolympix also returns for the 12th year. Kid can go on a quest to save animals around the world through a challenge-based trail.

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Mascot Meet and Greet
Come say hi and snap a photo with your favourite larger than life animal mascot
Venue: Zoo Entrance Plaza
Time: 10 am, 12 pm, 4 pm (30min)

Art and Craft Activities
Finger Puppet Making: Make animal friends for your fingers and put on a show
Bottlecap Magnet Making: Create one-of-a-kind magnets with bottlecaps
Bookmark Making: Add a dash of animal fun to your reading adventures
Mask Making: Doodle-It-Yourself on a mask and show it off to friends in school
Venue: Pavilion next to Rainforest Kidzworld (opposite chimpanzee exhibit)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Animal Enrichment Sessions
Watch how keepers engage the animals with special ‘toys’ to hone their primal instincts
Venue: Various
Time: Various

Zoolympix Details
Date: 4 to 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 June
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Fee: $2 for Zoolympix Booklet
Zoolympix booklet available at Mission Headquarters, opposite Zoo Retail Shop
Registration closes at 3.30pm.

Activities are recommended for children between five to 12 years old

Jurong Bird Park

Celebrating their 45th anniversary this year, Jurong Bird Park has launched the ‘Home Tweet Home’ project to highlight the importance of conservation of Southeast Asia bird species such as the Bali Mynah and Black-winged Starling.

To mark this, 45 hand-painted nest boxes have been created for their captive breeding programme and visitors to Jurong Bird Park can see these in the month of June.

Home Tweet Home
Home Tweet Home Nest Boxes

During the weekends from 4 to 26 June, visitors can also hand-paint their own miniature version of the nest boxes for a small donation to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund.

Other fun activities taking place include token feeding sessions, hands-on arts and crafts, face painting to mascot meet and greet sessions. There will also be a Birthday Baby Trail to discover the avian chicks of 2016.

Mascot Meet and Greet
Come say hi to our larger-than-life red cardinal, blue macaw and eagle
Venue: Entrance
Time: 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Game Stalls and Craft Activities
Face-painting, glitter tattoos, photo booth with props, make your own birdhouse and more
Venue: Birdz of Play and outside Penguin Coast
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Birthday Baby Trail
Look out for the new avian chicks of 2016
Venue: Various

High Flyers Show
Special appearance by our Pioneer Birds
Venue: Pools Amphitheatre
Time: 11 am, 3 pm

River Safari

Splash down with the manatees at River Safari’s manatee madness. On the weekends from 4 to 26 June, join in a behind-the-scenes tour, participate in manatee-themed crafts and enjoy live presentations.

Over the Manatee Madness fiesta this June, visitors at River Safari can join a behind-the-scenes tour to see how aquarists condition the park’s herd of manatees for health checks.

Mascot Meet and Greet
Snap a photo with your favourite manatee mascot.
Venue: River Safari Entrance
Time: 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 4.30 pm

Art and Craft Sessions
Manatee Badge Making: Make a manatee badge and wear it proudly.
Air-dry clay making: Make your own manatee figurine with air-dry clay.
Custom clothes-peg making: Express your creativity with customised clothes pegs.
Venue: River Safari Entrance
Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Manatee Feeding and Presentation Sessions
Watch as the manatees graze, and ask our aquarist all your burning questions.
Venue: Amazon Flooded Forest
Time: 12.15 pm, 5.30 pm

Activities at the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari take place on the weekends only.

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