Guests who wear Wallace & Ladmo fan gear receive a 50 percent discount on general Zoo admission all day
PHOENIX (September 10, 2018) – A tribute bench depicting the beloved characters of the longest running kids show in Valley history, Wallace & Ladmo, will be unveiled at the Phoenix Zoo, Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. near the Zoo’s main lake.
The much-anticipated bronze sculpture of Wallace, Ladmo and Gerald will serve as a multi-generational gathering place for guests of the Zoo and fans of the show. Guests to the Zoo that day, will receive fifty percent off general daytime admission if they wear their Wallace & Ladmo fan gear! Discount is only applicable Monday, September 17, 2018.
There will be short program with the following individuals, all of whom will be available for interviews after the ceremony.
WHO: Pat McMahon – played “Gerald” among other various characters
Bert Castro – President and CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo
The sculptor, Arizona artist Neil Logan, will also be in attendance.
WHEN: Monday, September 17, 2018 9:30 a.m.
Near the Zoo’s main lake, across from the Greater flamingos and zebra habitat
WHERE: Phoenix Zoo (455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008)
WHAT ELSE: Media are invited to attend to gather video, stills and conduct interviews with those listed above. Please let me know if you will be sending a representative from your outlet so I can plan for transportation to the sculpture unveiling near the Zoo’s main lake. Please arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. if possible.
About the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation operates the Phoenix Zoo and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. The ACNC advances the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
The Phoenix Zoo is the only zoo in the Valley accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a non-profit zoological park, serving 1.4 million guests annually. The Zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals, many of which are endangered and threatened species. For information on upcoming events, exhibits and activities at the Phoenix Zoo, visit www.phoenixzoo.org.
About the Wallace & Ladmo Foundation
Founded in 2015, the foundation seeks to preserve, nurture and continue the Wallace & Ladmo legacy of encouraging creativeness and camaraderie in Arizona's children. Visit http://www.wallaceandladmofoundation.org/.