New York State Zoo at Thompson Park Zoo to host annual Earth Day celebration

WATERTOWN, NY — New York State Zoo at Thompson Park will be hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday (April 20) from 11:00am to 3:00pm (Zoo is open for regular hours 10am – 5pm.)

Organizations like the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Thousand Islands and Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trusts, NYS Parks, and Girl Scouts of NYPENN  (plus many more) will be joining the Zoo to help communicate their environmental conservation initiatives. A group from the BOCES Veterinary Practices program will also be talking about animal endangerment and extinction due to environmental issues.

“Each organization that will be joining us does amazing work in our community through their conservation efforts” says Lawrence Sorel, Executive Director of the Zoo.

Also joining us this year for the first time is North Star Food Hub that will be bringing in an assortment of local producers like Cross Island Farms, 1000 Islands Cooperative and Adirondack Beef Company, to name a few.  The group will be hosting a “Pop Up” Farmers Market in the Zoo pavilion where visitors can sample and purchase organic produce. There will also be a honey bee and maple syrup display – as well as product for sale.

As on any given day in the Zoo, guests will be able to celebrate Earth Day will our resident animals. Regular admission rates apply and, as always, members get in free.

For information about the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, visit or call (315) 782-6180.