Children with special needs are invited to enjoy a free visit to Roosevelt Park Zoo as Trinity Health Pediatric Therapy hosts “Free Zoo Day” Monday, June 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Special needs children and their families may enter the zoo free of charge thanks to a sponsorship from Trinity Health Foundation.
“We hope children with special needs and their families will take this opportunity to explore, learn about wildlife, and have a fun time at the zoo,” said Krystal Butgereit MOT, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist. “Roosevelt Park Zoo is a great place to experience moments of discovery.”
Pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapists will be at the zoo to answer questions regarding pediatric therapy. Children are welcome to attend, regardless of whether they are registered in any Trinity Health Pediatric Therapy program.
“Free Zoo Day is part of our initiative to provide community events for all children,” Butgereit added. “It offers a chance for families to have fun together, meet friends, and work on generalizing skills in a fun environment.”
Roosevelt Park Zoo houses more than 89 different species, according to its website, including a rare Amur Leopard and a tall Reticulated Giraffe. A Discovery Barn and Children’s Zoo are also among the featured exhibits.