The Hattiesburg Zoo continued it’s tradition of groovy, psychedelic and just plain fun events for area residents with the 2nd annual Zoostock on August 20, 2021. Guests donned their tie-dye and bell-bottoms for a righteous evening of peace, love and music.
For one night only, the kid-favorite splash pad turned into a dance floor of foam that hosted both dance offs and impromptu volleyball games. The fun didn’t stop there. Patrons tried their hands at giant Jenga and cornhole while enjoying cocktails at the Pavillion of Peace & Love. Most finally ended the night with a ride on the “peace train” or “psychedelic carousel.”
If you missed the righteous time, don’t be bummed. The zoo has plenty of other events planned for the rest of the year.
On October 2, the zoo will host its 3rd annual Sloth-A-Thon from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. for guests +21 years and older.
Unlike a marathon, where the fastest runner wins the race, a sloth-a-thon awards the “slow and lazy.” The 0.5K course serves up doughnuts and beer along the way. Participants can also stop for pictures with the zoo’s resident sloths.
“Walk! - don’t run, for this night of fun,” said zoo officials.
The zoo also announced that this week, September 1 through 5, they are offering 50% off for all Louisiana residents (must present a LA driver’s license) that or sheltering in or passing through Hattiesburg from Hurricane Ida.
“We feel for our neighbors in Louisiana who are facing unsure days ahead,” reads a Facebook post from the organization. “We would like to create some joy for our Louisana friends and neighbors. . . . Come take a mental break, get the kids outside, enjoy our splash pad, check out our new animals and take some time to de-stress.”
The Hattiesburg Zoo is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about these events or others, visit the website: hattiesburgzoo.com or follow on Facebook.