Friday, August 8
2014 Friday Night Movie Series Featuring "The Croods"
Field opens at 6 p.m., movie starts at sundown
Enjoy a movie under the stars at the wildest theater in town. Watch your favorite movies on our giant inflatable screen. The Zoo Crew will provide free entertainment before the show. Snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to pack your blanket or lawn chairs. Movie nights are free to Zoo members and only $5 after 5 p.m. for non-members.
Saturday, August 9
Water WOWS! featuring Pout Pout Fish
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Make a splash at the Zoo during Water WOWS! And learn how important water is to us and life on planet Earth. Our friends from the Louisville Water Company will have several stations set up throughout the Zoo full of fun hands-on activities and educational offerings perfect for kids! Also visit Louisville Water’s mascot Tapper throughout the day. Pout Pout Fish will also make appearances throughout the day so be sure to bring your cameras.
The Pout-Pout Fish is a fun, rhyming picture book by author Deborah Diesen with illustrations by Dan Hanna, about a gloomy fish who discovers that being glum isn't really his destiny. Bright ocean colors, playful language, and engaging characters make the story perfect for sharing at home or at school. Children of all ages love Mr. Fish's transformation from a pout-pout fish to a kiss-kiss fish, and the story of The Pout-Pout Fish is all-but-guaranteed to turn a cranky child's pout (or even a grown-up's pout!) upside down.
If you're sharing The Pout-Pout Fish at home or at a library, bookstore, or classroom story time, visit the publisher's website at deborahdiesen.com/books/pout-pout.html. There are plenty of free info and activities including:
- Similar themed book listings
- Curriculum ideas
- "Cootie-catcher" - a fun, fortune-telling diversio
In addition, Dan Hanna, who did the terrific art for The Pout-Pout Fish, has several animated Pout-Pout films over at his web site: http://www.bluebellylizard.com/bluebelly/books/pout/movies.html.