ZOOMINESCENCE 2017: A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT!
LIGHT IS ENERGIZING. LIGHT IS REVITALIZING.
DATES: DECEMBER 1 – 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 17, 22 – 24 & 26 – 31, 2017 | 5 – 9 PM
Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run for a 18 day period every December weekend.
Zoominescence is a fundraiser in partnership with our charity and the Edmonton Valley Zoo and therefore annual zoo passes will not work for entry to the festival. But not too worry, admission is very nominal & funds will help build our zoo!
HOLIDAY SHOPPING IDEAS!
Looking for a special gift for that special someone? We have all sorts of amazing gifts in our online store, and at the Zootique! Not only do these gifts show that special someone you care, but they also help support the revitalization of our beloved zoo! Don’t see what you’re looking for below? Check out our full shop!
ORANGE, BLUE & THE ZOO!
What could be better than the Oilers or the Edmonton Valley Zoo? That would have to be a calendar featuring the Oilers at the Zoo!
On September 12th our friends from the Edmonton Oilers visited the Edmonton Valley Zoo and participated in an exciting photo-shoot with the Zoo’s resident animals to create the first ever Oilers/Zoo Calendar – appropriately named “Orange, Blue and the Zoo”. This calendar was only made possible with support from our new friends at the Edmonton Oilers, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, and the incredible staff at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. We wish to personally thank Milan & Brittany Lucic for joining us as Valley Zoo Ambassadors and leading this exciting fundraiser.
The Valley Zoo Development Society is a very small charity with a VERY big goal. We want to save the planet and everyone on it. Modest really. We want to save species, educate children about the animals we share the planet with, educate adults about conservation and environmental awareness – and we do that in one very simple way – by supporting the revitalization of the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
The first part of our commitment to Phase III Nature’s Wild Backyard is due December 31st. We will be cutting a 1.5 million cheque so part 1 of this amazing phase can be completed! We have 1.3 million dollars and we need YOUR help to build our zoo. We need to raise $200,000 before the end of the year!
AS OF DECEMBER 13TH, 2017 WE’RE JUST $37,000 AWAY FROM OUR $200,000 GOAL!
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS!
For a limited time only, we’ve added these super fun gift ideas for animal lovers to our online shop! Why? Because, who doesn’t want to find a cuddly friend under the tree on Christmas morning, especially knowing that it came from a charity who will use the funds to help revitalize the Edmonton Valley Zoo!
FUN & GAMES
If you think washing your dog is a challenge, imagine scrubbing down a 4.4 tonne Asian elephant. Luckily, Lucy and her team of devoted keepers know the drill. “A daily bath is an important part of Lucy’s care routine,” explains zookeeper Paul Williams. “We...read more
HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!
It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children's future and the planet!