Celebration for the Critters: Diversions

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Dance the night away

  • Let your feet move to the retro rhythms of Makai in the Zoofari party area.
  • Catch the Latin mood with the Jose Serrano band at Sydney’s.

CRES Casitas

  • Visit both CRES Casitas and see what the CRES scientists are up to in their labs and in the field as they work to make a difference in the conservation of endangered animals, plants and habitats.

  • Play the Wheel of Conservation for prizes, try your hand at matching up chromosomes to create an animal karyotype, or measure your party fever on the thermal imager. Find out what genetic resources are in the Frozen Zoo.
  • Check your conservation IQ, see what’s germinating in the seed bank or find out what’s hatching at the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program!

Skyfari Rides ($3) - included in VIP package

  • Soar with the condor over the party scene on our aerial tram.

Capture a Celebration memory

  • Free souvenir digital photos – stop at our special Celebration backdrops near the CRES Casitas. Photos will be available for download after the party from the CRES website.

Celebration Cantina

  • Special Celebration cocktails ($10) in the Zoo’s party area– take home the souvenir blinky glass!

Wildlife Sightings

  • Have a close encounter with the Zoo’s animal stars.


Just for fun - have your fortune told!
($5 per reading – approximately 5-7 minutes)

Marianne Bates

Lydia DiVencenzo

Rev. Arlene Raedel

Patty Berg


Pearl Raedel

Steven Clair

Laurie Estep

Diane Salter

Julie Braden

Ted Guss


Frank Carucci

Valerie Iravani

Efren Sucat

Kevin Cumiskey

Anupu Joy

Rev. Jim Stump

Samantha Darella

Carol Milove

Michelle Tidwell

Robyn Dennen

Mark Newsome

Travis Tidwell, Sr.

Rev. Antoinette DeLucchi

Charmain Page

Travis Tidwell, Jr.



Denise Wright


Street Entertainers

  • Listen to the strolling mariachis.
  • Make friends with a costumed Zoo character.
  • Catch some party beads from the amazing stiltwalkers.

Faux Tattoos ($3)

  • Embellish your party finery with airbrushed tattoos by Burnett Enterprises

Live KUSI-TV broadcasts

  • KUSI-TV celebrities will be doing live broadcasts throughout the evening from various Celebration locations.