The Gladys Porter Zoo will be celebrating Earth Day with their annual event, Party for the Planet, on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be various games and activities throughout Zoo grounds for guests to enjoy and learn about the many ways they can help preserve the planet.

Kids can make their own seed bomb to toss in their backyard or play a recycle relay race, to name a few activities. Local beekeepers, gardeners, and other eco-exhibitors will also be on-site to educate the public about various ways to help native wildlife, especially pollinators.

“The Gladys Porter Zoo is excited to celebrate Earth Day by hosting Party for the Planet. At this event, our goal is to teach the public about the importance of conserving the Earth and the many ways they can do it while having fun with the entire family,” said Cynthia Garza-Galvan, Marketing Director.

Another great component of this event is that Girl Scouts will be able to accomplish 90 to 100 percent of the requirements to earn a badge. Daisies will be able to earn their Outdoor Art Maker and Eco Learner badges. Brownies will be able to earn their Bugs Badge, and Juniors will have the opportunity to earn their Gardener Badge. Cadettes will be able to earn their Outdoor Art Apprentice badge; Seniors can earn their Outdoor Art Expert Badge, and Ambassadors can earn their Outdoor Art Master Badge. Girl Scouts must pre-register.

It will be a fun and exciting experience for the whole family to enjoy!

Party for the Planet is free with paid admission or Zoo membership. For more information, visit or call (956) 546-7187.