Safe Kids Day at the Zoo

Topeka, KS– Safe Kids Kansas and the Topeka Zoo are partnering again to host a fun family safety day on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Kids Day at the Zoo is an annual event that helps teach children and their grown-ups how to be safe and healthy throughout the year.

Each year, one out of every four children in the U.S. needs medical attention due to preventable injuries. Luckily there are things we can all do to ensure normal bumps and bruises do not turn into more serious and disabling injuries or deaths. Safe Kids Kansas and our partners work to improve child safety through awareness, education, programs and smart policies. The Topeka Zoo is the perfect place to engage with families and share safety tips.

“We are so excited to be back at the Topeka Zoo, especially during the excitement of Dinosaurs Alive!,” said Cherie Sage, State Coordinator for Safe Kids Kansas. “It is the perfect place to meet families and share important safety information in a way that is both fun and memorable.”

Safe Kids Day at the Zoo is an entire day of games and entertainment, interactive education and resources for parents.  Families can also hang out with their favorite animal friends – both alive and extinct! Regular zoo admission rates apply. More than 300 free bicycle helmets will be available to be fitted to children for safety by trained volunteers. To receive a helmet the child must be present. Helmets are available while supplies last.

In addition to over 25 partners hosting booths at the zoo, there will be a safety scavenger hunt, a ballet class with Kansas Ballet Academy and entertainment and games courtesy of Happy Faces Entertainment. More information is available on SafeKidsKansas.org and follow the social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for regular updates. 

This important work would not be possible without the support of sponsors. Thank you Envista Credit Union, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Sunflower Health Plan, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department. Safe Kids Kansas appreciates the ongoing partnership with the Topeka Zoo.