Animals, children, and tons of fun, oh my! Alaska USA Kids Day brought more than 3,500 people to the Alaska Zoo last Saturday for a fun-filled family day. Kids aged three to 17 received free entrance to the zoo and the opportunity to partake in various activities including animal tattoos, a prize wheel, a photo booth, and animal enrichment.
“Kids Day is a cherished event at Alaska USA as we get to see the tangible impact this event has on our community, especially for those where zoo entrance fees might be challenging.This event also provides an opportunity for our employees to volunteer and engage with the community,” said Dan McCue, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at Alaska USA.
With a consistent entrance line, Kids Day attendees were eager to get out in the community and enjoy a springtime day at the zoo. From lots of smiles to alpaca kisses, attendees were glad to be in person again as this was the first time since 2019 that Kids Day was held in person due to COVID-19.
“My family loves coming to Kids Day every year as it’s quality time well spent with the community at one of our favorite places to bring the kids. And let’s be honest, the zoo is also enjoyable for big kids like me,” said Josh Johnston, community member and Alaska USA employee.
Kids Day is held every April to bring the community together and to welcome springtime to Anchorage.
Author: Mike Lawson
Married to a most gorgeous and wonderful wife, raising 5 kiddos (including twins!), enjoy helping others tell their stories, and love surfing SoCal waves. Keep it simple.