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clue may 26 - june 11

Solve the Mystery and Laugh Out Loud at the Opening Weekend of the Stage Production of Clue
Friday, May 26 – Sunday, June 11

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Show Off Your Salsa Dance Moves at the Hippvanna Dance Party with DJ Elio Piedr at the Hippodrome Theatre
Thursday, May 25, 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

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Explore the Local Art Scene on a Self-Guided Tour at Artwalk Gainesville
Friday, May 26, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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Walk on the Wild Side with Memorial Day Weekend Tours at Carson Springs Wildlife
Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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See Budget-Built Racecars Compete at the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge
Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. – Sunday, May 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Experience a Night of Music and Poetry at Tilting at Windmills
Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Honor and Remember Veterans and Military Service Members Lost in Service at the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29, 10:30 a.m.

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World Tree Kangaroo Day

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free – $8
World Tree Kangaroo Day. May 21, 2023. Visit Gainesville logo

It’s a bear! It’s a monkey! No…it’s a tree kangaroo! You heard right. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, an endangered species native to a small area of Papua New Guinea.

Bring the whole family out to the Zoo on Sunday, May 21st from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to meet our rare and majestic tree kangaroos, Ecki, Adelaide and their joey, and learn how you can help their wild counterparts!

Our zookeepers will be out in full force to give keeper talks, introduce you to some of our amazing animal ambassadors, and hosting tree kangaroo themed crafts and games. Get your face painted for free by Fabulous Faces & check out the sounds of Oceania with didgeridoo performances by Lindsey Dank! This event is funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County.

Quiet Hours for guests with sensory sensitivities: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – No music or presentations over speakers during this time. Sensory kits by KultureCity are available for checkout at the ticket window during the event.

Keeper Talk and Presentation Schedule:
•9:30 – Tree Kangaroo Training Demo
•10:00 – Ocelot Keeper Talk
•10:30 – Tree Kangaroo Keeper Talk
•11:00 – Gibbon Keeper Talk
•11:30 – Turaco Keeper Talk
•12:00 – Cuban Amazon Keeper Talk
•12:30 – Zoo & Tree Kangaroos Presentation
•1:30 – Tree Kangaroo Keeper Talk
•2:15 – Tree Kangaroo Training Demo


May 21
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free – $8
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Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
3000 NW 83rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States
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(352) 395-5633
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