July 22, 2010 – Two of PBS’ biggest stars are visiting Knoxville Zoo this weekend! Sid the Science Kid and Buddy the Dinosaur will be meeting fans and posing for photos this Saturday, July 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Sid, the funny, energetic five-year-old who starts every day with a “big question” that needs to be investigated, is the key character in the popular PBS Kids show “Sid the Science Kid”. He encourages kids to ask questions and search for answers, just like real scientists do. “Sid the Science Kid” celebrates the excitement and curiosity preschoolers have about the world around them.
Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, takes viewers for whimsical voyages on his show “Dinosaur Train” that also teaches the preschool audience about natural history, life science, and paleontology. Travelling through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, Buddy celebrates the fascination preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains.
The chance to meet Sid the Science Kid and Buddy the Dinosaur is included with general admission to Knoxville Zoo, and visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras for a photo with Sid and Buddy.
Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville’s largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.