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Date: Sunday May 12, 2013
Time: Noon - 4pm

Does your mom love animals, the outdoors, animal art, and being pampered?  If so, Mother’s Day Magic at the Edmonton Valley Zoo will be the perfect way to celebrate this special day!

This afternoon the Edmonton Valley Zoo turns into the city’s “wildest” spa and the “wildest” art gallery – Art in the Wild! Buy mom a special piece of animal art by one of the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s resident animals – will it be Hula, Makani, or Lucy?

Treat your Mom to a mini massage or manicure while you're off enjoying the magic shows, crafts, Get Closer animal encounters, and so much more! Don’t forget to buy your mom a rose made from Elephant Poo Paper - odour free!

Activities from noon – 4pm inclusive:

  • Mothers’ Day Manicures and Massages (Saito)
    Sign your mom up for some pampering! Choose between a mini-manicure or a mini-massage! Don’t forget about the chocolaty delights! (1 spa treatment per guest, sign up on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last)
  • Mothers’ Day Crafts (Program Tent Area)
    Create a one-of-a-kind personalized gift for your mom!
  • Get Closer! Animal Encounters (Inner Zoo)
    Watch for roving interpreters.
  • Fantastic Airbrushed Tattoo’s by the Purple Team! (Learning Lair)
    Airbrush face-painting…fabulous and free!
  • Amazing Mom’s Touch Table (Program Tent Area)
    Learn the importance of animal mothers in breeding programs around the world, and how they raise and take care of their babies!
  • Preschool Pitstop! (Centre Hall Program Space)
    Take a pitstop with animal themed games, songs, stories and so much more!
  • Super Mom Super Facts (Inner/Outer Zoo)
    While strolling though the zoo, watch for Super Mom Super Facts posters which tell you all about who at the Edmonton Valley Zoo is a Super Mom!
  • The Search for “Super Mom’s” (Makira Outpost)
    Use the event hand out to search for “Super Mom’s” facts! Once completed return to the Makira Outpost for a prize!
  • Art in the Wild (Front Entrance/Arctic Shores)
    The Edmonton Valley Zoo becomes the City’s wildest Art Gallery for one day only! View art by Lucy the Elephant and Hula the Harbour Seal!
  • Race for Animal of the Year Kick Off! (Front Entrance)
    Buy a button to vote for your favourite animal as they race for donations for their respective conservation efforts!
  • Stop and Smell the Roses! (Elephant House/Inner Zoo)
    Wait… Buy your mom a rose made from Elephant Poo Paper for $2!

Time specific activities:

11am Elephant Talk (Elephant Yard)
Learn about the life of an elephant and watch Lucy receive a special spa treatment including a foot soak, a nail treatment, and a tail scrub.
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm Mothers’ Day Magic Show (Suncor Zoo School)
Amazing magic!
noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Live Musical Entertainment featuring “Six Feet Up” (Inner Zoo)
Awesome live music!
noon Get Closer! Arctic Animal Adaptations (Arctic Shores)
See what the animals in the Arctic do to survive!
1pm Elephant Appearance (Grass Hill by Arctic Shores Boardwalk)
See Lucy as she takes a walk around the zoo and meet her at one of her favourite spots!
2pm Arctic Wolf Talk (Wolf Demonstration Area)
All about Arctic Wolves! Get closer to Shilah and Kayok, two female Arctic wolves, as they go on a walk around the zoo. Watch the zookeepers work closely with the wolves and learn why behavioural training is important for animal health.
3 pm

Get Closer! Arctic Mothers Touch Table (Arctic Shores)
Learn all about our Northern Fur Seal mother and other Arctic animal mothers!

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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