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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


May 22, 2012

ZooPalooza presented by Carter Subaru treats families to a music festival

Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 |

Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey and The Not-Its! perform at Woodland Park Zoo’s first ZooPalooza presented by Carter Subaru on Father’s Day, June 17. Shown in photo is Caspar Babypants, known to many as Chris Ballew

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Caspar Babypants


Woodland Park Zoo introduces ZooPalooza presented by Carter Subaru, a music festival for kids! Local artists Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey and The Not-Its! perform outdoors in the North Meadow and will be free with regular zoo admission or membership. Festivities will also include giveaways, a Root Beer Garden, crafts and lots of fun for the whole family.

Additional support for ZooPalooza presented by Carter Subaru is provided by Verity Credit Union and ParentMap.


Sunday, June 17, 2:00-5:00 p.m.


Caspar Babypants

Some of the world knows him as Chris Ballew, the lead singer and songwriter for The Presidents of the United States of America, a rock-and-roll band that sings about a frog, a kitty, a dune buggy, peaches and a lump. These days he’s making music for babies and their parents and, in doing so, he has found a musical expression that truly feels comfortable and natural to him. He looks forward to a long career as Caspar Babypants!" Visit:

Recess Monkey

A children’s band composed of three elementary school teachers makes kids music that grows out of their days in the classrooms. They continue to be praised across the country for singable, dancable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids. This children's music band isn't just for kids! Visit:

The Not-Its!

The Not-Its! sound is unique in the realm of kids’ music: crunchy, rockin’ guitars combined with smooth, four-part harmonies, all nestled within perfectly crafted pop gems that just happen to be about everyday kid stuff (the first day of school, taking a bath). The response from audiences has been overwhelming. " Visit:


ZooPalooza is free with zoo admission or membership. Admission through September 30: Adult (13-64) $17.75; Child (3-12) $11.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with disabilities receive a discount and zoo members receive free zoo admission year round.

Parking: $5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. For bus service to the zoo, visit:


Hours through September 30: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. For more information or to become a zoo member, visit or call 206.548.2500 or 548.2599 (TTY). 


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