Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
Be A Party Animal at the Children's Zoo!
Have a Wild Time for your Birthday at the Children's Zoo! Rental reserves the party space for up to two (2) hours.
Our outdoor Party Pavilion will accommodate parties up to 25 guests.
Parties larger than 25 will be held under one of our outdoor Event tents.
2014 Party Package Includes:
2 hour reservation
Visit from an Animal Friend
Special Birthday t-shirt for the Birthday Child
Gift Bag for the Birthday Child
1 Carousel ride for each party guest
1 Train ride for each party guest
Handful of Hay for each guest to feed the animals in the Barnyard
Party Packages are $195 for up to 25 guests.
Additional guests will be $5 per person. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Please call (989) 759-1408 to book your party today!
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of conservation, education, science, and recreation through Zoos and Aquariums. By visiting an AZA-accredited facility, you ensure continued research in conservation, endangered species' breeding programs, and excellent animal care standards are maintained. Founded in 1924, AZA continues to lead advancements in animal care and health. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a Zoo or Aquarium! To learn more about AZA, click here.
The following institutions will honor your Children's Zoo membership. Over 150 institutions currently offer free or discounted admission.
- This list is subject to change without notice.
- We recommend you contact the zoo or aquarium BEFORE your visit to confirm the current reciprocity status.
- Bring your membership card and proper ID when visiting any institution.
- Please note that most institutions limit reciprocity to 2 adults and 2-4 children and do not honor reciprocity for special events, parking, rides, etc.
Parque Zoologico de Leon - Leon - 100%
Alaska Sealife Center - 50%
Little Rock Zoo - 50%
Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco - 50%
Charles Paddock Zoo - Atascadero - 100%
CuriOdyssey - San Mateo - 100%
Fresno Chaffee Zoo - 50%
Happy Hollow Zoo - San Jose - 100%
Los Angeles Zoo - 50%
Oakland Zoo - 50%
Sacramento Zoo - 50%
San Francisco Zoo - 50%
Santa Ana Zoo - 100%
Santa Barbara Zoo - 100%
Sequoia Park Zoo - Eureka - 100%
The Living Desert - Palm Desert - 50%
Pueblo Zoo - 50%
Beardsley Zoo - Bridgeport - 100%
Brandywine Zoo - Wilmington - 100%
Brevard Zoo - Melbourne - 100%
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens - Sanford - 50%
Florida Aquarium - Tampa - 50%
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - 50%
Zoo Miami - 50%
Mote Marine Aquarium - Sarasota - 100%
Palm Beach Zoo - 50%
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo - 50%
Buttonwood Park Zoo - New Bedford - 100%
Capron Park Zoo - Attleboro - 100%
Franklin Park Zoo (Zoo New England) - Boston - 50%
Museum of Science - Boston - 100%
Stone Zoo (Zoo New England) - Stoneham - 50%
Jackson Zoological Park - 50%
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Holderness - 50%
Natural Science Center of Greensboro - Greensboro - 100%
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - Kure Beach - 100%
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores - Atlantic Beach - 100%
North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island - Manteo - 100%
North Carolina Zoological Park - Asheboro - 100%
Western North Carolina Nature Center - Asheville - 100%
African Safari Wildlife Park - Port Clinton - 50%
Akron Zoological Park - 100%
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - Dayton - 100%
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens - 50%
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - 50%
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - 50%
The Toledo Zoo - 50%
The Wilds - Cumberland - 50%
Elmwood Park Zoo - Norristown - 50%
Erie Zoological Society - 100%
Lehigh Valley Zoo - Schnecksville - 100%
National Aviary - Pittsburgh - 50%
Philadelphia Zoo - 50%
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium - 50%
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife Park - Hershey - 100%
Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence - 50%
Abilene Zoological Gardens - 100%
Caldwell Zoo - Tyler - 50%
Cameron Park Zoo - Waco - 100%
Dallas Zoo - 50%
El Paso Zoo - 50%
Ellen Trout Zoo - Lufkin - 100%
Gladys Porter Zoo - Brownsville - 100%
Houston Zoo - 100%
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarium - 50%
Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi - 50%
Oglebay's Good Zoo - Wheeling - 50%
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
The following list of institutions are free to the public, but offer additional discounts to Children's Zoo members.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium - San Pedro - 10% discount in gift shop
Smithsonian's National Zoological Park - Washington - 10% discount in all on-site gift shops
Lemur Conservation Foundation - Myakka - 10% discount in all on-site and online gift shops
Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago - 10% discount on retail, food, education programs, and ticketed public events
Salisbury Zoo - 25% discount in gift shop
Como Park Zoo - St. Paul - 15% discount in gift shop
Saint Louis Zoo - 50% discount on Safari Pass
Cape May County Park and Zoo - 10% discount in gift shop
Henry Vilas Zoo - Madison - 10% discount in gift shop and concessions
- Average captive lifespan: 20 - 22 years
- Average wild lifespan: 10 - 15 years
- Average adult length : 8 - 10 inches
- Northwest India
- Arid rocky areas
- Semi-dry deserts
- Arid grasslands
- In the wild:scorpions, centipedes, spiders and beetles
- At the zoo:crickets and wax worms
- Oviparous (lays eggs)
- Clutch size averages 2 eggs; a healthy female can lay as many as six clutches a year
- Eggs usually hatch after 45-53 days
- Sexually mature at 10-14 months of age
- Eggs development is visible inside the female
- Young have a black-banded pattern which turns to spots around one month old
- Males are usually bulkier than females
- Background colors can vary: orange, tangerine, yellow, blue, aqua, purple, or patternless (no spots)
- They have movable eyelids (unusual for geckos)
- Unlike many other geckos they do not have adhesive toe pads
- Have small claws on feet
- Very popular amongst the pet trade, most are now captive born.
- Gecko is a term derived from the call of a large Asian species of gecko
- In some places of the world they are referred to as "chit-chat" lizards because of their vocalizations
- Most of the captive born individuals have Pakistani ancestry
- This species eats its shed skin to prevent predators from knowing its location and to derive additional nutrients
- The thick tail is used to store fat for drought periods
- The Leopard Gecko is nocturnal and takes shelter under rocks or other cover during the day
- This species can hibernate in the winter and aestivate in the hottest months of the summer
- This species practices autotomy - it can drop its tail when threatened! This is a common practice in lizards
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2. Woods, V. 2001. “Eublepharus macularius” (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 04, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umish.edu/site/accounts/information/Eublepharis_Macularius.html