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.