A MID SUMMER’S NIGHT SNACK – An almost full moon, almost summer solstice evening at the Maine Wildlife Park
On Thursday June 20th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray will be hosting a brand new and unique event featuring local specialty foods as a fund-raiser for a new Canada Lynx exhibit, in conjunction with the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park.
Tickets may be pre-purchased at the Wildlife Park’s admissions gatehouse to stroll through the park on an exclusive ‘almost solstice/almost full moon’ evening; & so you can become a ‘local-vore’ sampling scrumptious snacks & specialties from area stores, farms & restaurants. Local businesses including Chipman Farms, Cole Farms, Connemara Farm, Cyndi’s Dockside, Friends of the Wildlife Park, Harvest Hill Farm, New Gloucester Village Store, Pineland Farms Creamery, Poland Spring Water & Sabbathday Shaker Village will be stationed at tables around the park providing samples of their delicious specialty foods.
Non-refundable advance tickets are only $12.50 – a bargain – & may be purchased only at the wildlife park admissions gatehouse. Tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of event as well, but will be $15.00. Due to the nature of this event, it will go on Rain or Shine! Food will be served from 6:30pm to 8:00pm; visitors may stay in the park until 8:30pm.
In addition, visitors will meet Lawrence, the park’s resident bald eagle; have photos taken with Park mascots Kennebago Bear and Moxie Moose; learn about threatened Canada Lynx research and management in Maine; and/or take a short guided tour with a wildlife park volunteer. Many thanks to all of the participating local businesses for their support of this worthy project.
BASIC MAINE WILDLIFE PARK INFORMATION
The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW
The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily from April 13th through November 11th from9:30am-4:30pm; visitors must leave the premises by 6:00pm.
Other new programs and special events throughout the summer will include Outdoor Safety and Survival, a night visit with Northern Stars Planetarium, a Maine Authors Day, an all-new Pow Wow and a meet and greet with the stars of Northwoods Law!
See www.mainewildlifepark.com for details about these and all our other scheduled 2013 events! Plan to purchase your family pass now so you don’t miss any of the fun; and be sure to pick up an Event Calendar!
Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5.00 ages 4-12; $7.00 for adults, and $5.00 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day! Family and Community Season Passes are available, and are an incredible bargain for families and groups that visit the park several times over the course of the summer.
Remember that Family Passes make a great gift; and are available for purchase in the Department of Fish & Wildlife’s online store @www.mefishwildlife.com.
For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 207-657-4977; or visit us online at www.mainewildlifepark.com ,www.mefishwildlife.com or on Facebook!