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Party for the Planet

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are throwing a Party for the Planet and you’re invited! Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by participating in local activities that will help make a positive impact on our planet. Over one billion people around the globe are expected to spring into action and make this Earth Day the most memorable yet, and you could be one of them! Henry Vilas Zoo has teamed up with many organizations around Madison and Dane County.  So no matter how or where you choose to participate, we have got the information for you.


Make a difference: Ring Lake Wingra Volunteering

Kick off the celebration by volunteering at one of the many events from 9am -12pm around the Lake Wingra watershed to help steward its resiliency and beautification.

Stay tuned for more information on how to join the volunteer party!


At the Zoo: Party for the Planet Passport

The party continues from 12pm-3pm with a ton activities at Henry Vilas Zoo. Spring into Action with us and use the Party Passport to help guide your fun. Climb a tree, make a seed bomb, and party with the polar bears! Collect stamps for all of the activities you see and do to win prizes. And the fun doesn’t stop with one day; check out all the ways you can make a difference for our planet throughout the spring and summer. Share your photos with us, and be entered to win even more prizes! We encourage participants of all ages to participate and even have some prizes just for adults!

Examples of Participating Organizations & Activities:

  • Climb a Tree with the Dane County Arborists
  • Check out the Rainfall Simulator with the Dane County Land and Water Department
  • Hop on MG&E’s “Pedal Power” bike to create your own energy
  • Many more!


April 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Henry Vilas Zoo
702 S. Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715 United States