This year, Franklin Park Zoo is celebrating a century of fun and adventure. To mark the Zoo’s 100th birthday, guests are invited to a big birthday party on October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To help celebrate this milestone, local bakeries have been invited to present zoo-themed birthday cakes that will not only be sampled by guests but will also be judged on creativity and taste. Participating bakeries include Cakes by Danna, Cakes for Occasions, Custom Wedding Cakes by Penny, Cakeology and Konditor Meister.
Throughout the day, there will be an opportunity for visitors to sign a giant birthday card for the zoo and take a self-guided historical walking tour. The animals will also join in on the fun as they will receive birthday-themed enrichment items filled with treats. The festivities will also include the burial of a time capsule.