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Summer concert series and more at zoo

The zoo is a great place for your family this summer with extra activities.
The zoo is a great place for your family this summer with extra activities.
Photo by Kimberly Gray

Looking for more to do for your family this summer season? Try the Abilene Zoo. The zoo offers a variety of extras while school is out.

The Spots and Stripes Concert Series kicked off last week with Wheeler-Deegan. The next concert on June 15 will feature Catclaw Creek. Tropicalisimo Fantasia will put on the last concert of the summer on Aug. 26. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m., and zoo admission covers admission for the concert.

For more information, call 325-676-6085.

There are also several summer camps available at the zoo for children in pre-K through sixth grade. Log onto the zoo website at www.abilenetx.com/Zoo/classes.htm for more information on the camps and to download a supper camp registration form.

Keep in mind that camps are limited to 12 students, and registration closes the Wednesday before camp starts. Prices depend on the camp and age group and are posted on the website.

The zoo will also offer After Camp Care this summer for children in 1st-6th grades from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. The cost for this is $8 per day. A separate registration is required, also available online.

To top it off, the zoo will stay open later on Thursdays – until 8:30 p.m. – through the month of August.

Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (front gate closes at 4:30). Price for admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12, and $3 for seniors ages 60 and above. Children age 3 and under are admitted free.

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