Zoo guests go green
The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown invites families to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with its animal residents from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
During the celebration, children who wear green and bring with them a handmade card for the animals will receive free admission. Zoo animals will get treats from the zoo's staff, such as shamrock-shaped Jell-O.
St. Patrick's Day at the Zoo also will feature a Live Animal Show, question-and-answer sessions, face-painting, and crafts for participants.
St. Patrick's Day at the Zoo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown. Admission: $9, $6.50 for children under 12 and seniors over 55, and free for children under 1, members and active military personnel with military photo ID (free for children who meet the specifications above). Information: 610-278-3825 or www.elmwoodparkzoo.org.
Spring Training Day
The Franklin Institute will host Spring Training Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in honor of the Phillies' 2008 victory and the new season to come.
Visitors can meet with Phillies announcer Dan Baker, the Phillies Ball Girls and Phanstormers, as well as the Phillie Phanatic.
The museum will offer "dollar dogs." It will also have a Sports Challenge exhibit, allowing visitors to practice throwing pitches. The 2008 World Series Championship Trophy will be displayed from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Spring Training Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. Admission: $14.25, $13.25 for seniors, students and military personnel; $11.50 for children; and free for members (a $2 discount will be given to those who donate a piece of gently used baseball equipment at the event). Information: 215-448-1200 or www.fi.edu.
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