Indianapolis Zoo Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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INDIANAPOLIS – Celebrate the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Indianapolis Zoo during Hispanic Heritage Fiesta in partnership with La Voz de Indiana and Radio Latina.

National Hispanic Heritage Month marks the anniversary of independence for the eight Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile and Belize. The month-long celebration also highlights Hispanic culture and achievements.

The Hispanic Heritage Fiesta activities at the Zoo are from noon to 4pm Sunday, Sept. 15.  The atmosphere of the Zoo will transform in to a street fair, with lots of color, activities and entertainment, all with a Hispanic flair! The Zoo scavenger hunt will have guests searching for clues that spotlight animals native to Latin American countries.

Traditional music will fill the air as a mariachi band performs live until 3pm in the Entry Plaza. Plus younger guests can create their own Latin rhythms and perform alongside a contemporary Hispanic band, Con Paz. Children can also meet Maya and Miguel from WFYI, create culturally themed crafts and take a swing at a piñata every hour.

As guests work up their appetite, they can check out the food carts featuring special menu options inspired by the flavors of Latin America. Local businesses that proudly serve the Hispanic community will also set up information booths and visitors who stop by can collect a prize from the Zoo. Guests even have the chance to win four tickets for a return trip to the Zoo by sharing their best event photos on Instagram and including #ZooperGiveaway.

All of the day’s events are free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission. Visitors can also find a coupon for $2 off admission on the Zoo’s Facebook page. For more information, visit the Zoo’s website.