CLEARWATER - For the past 10 years, ANIMAL PLANET EXPO has entertained, educated and energized over one million animal lovers of all ages nationwide. And it's only getting bigger and better! With new attractions and pet welfare at the forefront, ANIMAL PLANET EXPO rolls into Tampa on June 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coachman Park, 301 Drew Street, in downtown Clearwater
Tampa-area residents are invited to bring their families -- and even their "fur" children -- to the event to celebrate the wonder of wildlife, the companionship of pets and the important role animals play on this planet.
Frisbee dog show times are 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and the R.O.A.R. Stage live animal presentations of the wilder kind, including exotic animals like pythons, alligators, and lemurs, will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Pet adoption opportunities and helpful information on how to find the perfect pet for your family will be available from 10 a.m. to noon both Saturday and Sunday.
Pet owners can meet one-on-one with local veterinarian Dr. Lila Miller to ask pet-related questions.
As part of ANIMAL PLANET EXPO, the makers of Fresh Step® litter and the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) will make a $10,000 donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Other activity pavilions to go wild for at ANIMAL PLANET EXPO include the following:
- Animal House - Get to know even more live animals, while animal experts introduce exotic species from around the world.
- Safari Snaps - Download the ultimate digital photo of you with a virtual version of Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin and Terri and Bindi Irwin.
- Bug House - Find out what all the buzz is about. Discover the world of bugs and butterflies, and check out the new incredible farm of burrowing ants.
- Kids' Zone - Kids can get their faces painted, try the "Happy Gator" obstacle course, test their legs on the new 18' Spider Mountain climbing tower and play other fun games.
- Heroes of Animal Planet - Protect your pet just as the stars of ANIMAL PRECINCT do by creating your own personalized pet tag.
- Connection Zone - Kids play a panda-themed game for a prize, while adults view demonstrations and take advantage of special offers on the latest products from Bright House Networks.
- Pet Misters and Watering Holes - Let your pets "chill out" and quench their thirst on a hot day.