Party for the Planet
Capron Park Zoo is sometimes overlooked, but it’s worth discovering. It’s right in the heart of Attleboro, where it’s been one of the city’s top attractions since 1937, encouraging people to care for the natural world. .And since it’s almost Earth Day, now might be the perfect time to check them out.
April 20, the Zoo is hosting Party for the Planet. It’s a variation on the many Earth Day neighborhood clean-ups – with a trash pick-up and invasive species removal to beautify Sweet Forest – but it’s hardly all work and no play. There will be hourly interpretive chats with Zoo volunteers from 11 to 2, animal ambassadors on several of the half-hours, even soil testing with URI Master Gardeners. And of course, you’ll get to see the animals – including a majestic lion whose roar can occasionally be heard in the nearby neighborhood. All Earth Day activities will take place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and are free with zoo admission.
Zoo hours are 10 am - 5 pm with last admission at 4 pm. Adults, $9; Youth (3-12), $7.50; Children under 3, free; Seniors (65+), $6.75; all Military with ID, $4.75.