In addition to National Safety Month, June is also National Zoo and Aquarium month! It was started by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums to promote zoo visitation and education. And lucky for me just happened to coincide with my daughter’s Kindergarten field trip to the Oakland Zoo. It had been a couple of years since I’d been there last and my daughter hardly remembered her last trip to the zoo. Which is my fault, because it’s not that far and we really should take advantage more often of having a zoo so close.
But at least we got to kick off National Zoo and Aquarium month the right way!
Here are some of our favorite photos from this year’s trip! I hope you enjoy them!
Kids love learning about exotic zoo animals, but all the books and movies in the world can’t prepare them for the excitement of seeing those animals in real life.
Our trip was a cold and cloudy day but well worth the light rain that we felt on and off throughout the morning. The lions were hiding out from the rain, but the rest of the animals were out and about and as curious about the excited kids as the kids were to see them.
Thanks to our trip and in honor of National Zoo and Aquarium month, I’m now inspired to look into purchasing a yearly membership so we can make the most out of the zoo during the summer vacation.
If you don’t have a zoo nearby don’t worry! You can still celebrate National Zoo and Aquarium month by visiting sites like Thinkfinity.com where they have an assortment of fun activities you can do with the kids at home to celebrate.
If you do live close to a zoo or aquarium, how often do you go get to go? If you have some fun zoo photos too, send them to Community@life360.com and get featured on the blog!