H-E-B presents Kids Appreciation Day

Gladys Porter Zoo Celebrates its 18th Annual Kids Appreciation Day

The Gladys Porter Zoo will celebrate National Kids Day by hosting the 18th Annual Kids Appreciation Day, presented by H-E-B, on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This Saturday, July 30th, H-E-B stores will be hosting their own Kids Day events and representatives of Gladys Porter Zoo will be in attendance at certain stores passing out coupons that can be used at Kids Appreciation Day.

Parents of children ages 2-13 can pick up an admit one child free with paid adult admission pass for Kids Appreciation Day at the Brownsville Public Library (Main Branch & Southmost) and KVEO.

At Kids Appreciation Day, children will receive a passport that will take them on an adventure throughout the Zoo where they can visit various activity stations centered around health and wellness, safety, animal conservation, and more. This event is the perfect way for Valley residents to spend quality time with their children while simultaneously preparing for the upcoming school year.

The first 1,000 children to receive their passport will also receive a goodie bag filled with school supplies to help them kick start the upcoming school year. Once their passport is full, children will be able to enter a raffle to win bicycles, gift cards, and backpacks filled with even more school supplies.

“We’re so excited to once again be able to host Kids Appreciation Day. We are huge supporters of education and being able to distribute 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to our Valley students is something we look forward to every year, and we are especially grateful to H-E-B for their continued support of the Zoo and for helping us to achieve this event every year,” said Cynthia Garza-Galvan, Marketing Director.

As a special treat this year, author, Suzanne Shepard, will be reading her newly released book, Rocket the Space Giraffe, which is based on the Zoo’s very own Rocket, a reticulated giraffe. Visitors will also have an opportunity to have their books signed by her. Rocket the Space Giraffe is currently the #1 New Release on Amazon in the Children’s Zoo Books category.

This event was made possible thanks to H-E-B, Brownsville Public Utilities Board, City of Brownsville, Digital 101.5, and KVEO Local 23 News.

For more information,  call the Zoo office at (956) 546-7187.

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