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July 4, 5 & 6, 2008
Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer

¡Hola! Dora the Explorer welcomed over fans 17,791 as she hosted a meet and greet Fourth of July weekend at the Louisville Zoo. The heat and chance of rain did not keep the little ones away from joining in on games and dancing as part of the three day entertainment. The Zoo Crew, with the help of Best Buy volunteers entertained the crowd with games and Dora music. There was also a worm dig and wind generators where the kids could learn about clean energy and vermacomposting. Best Buy also gave away several Dora DVDs as prizes while the kids waited in line to meet Dora and her pal Boots.

To complement Dora the Explorer’s bilingual character, kids were given an educational scavenger hunt at the Zoo entrance. In a rhyming fashion, the scavenger led seekers to different exhibits throughout the Zoo where they would learn the Spanish translation for that animal. Letters collected from each clue on the chart provided a secret code that spelled out a mystery phrase. All children received a Zoo prize for participating. Community Bank and Scott County Bank were proud sponsors of the three day event. We appreciate all of their employees and our Zoo guests for making it an awesome holiday weekend!   




Date Weather Attendance
July 4 Cloudy – 78° 3,675
July 5 Sunny – 83° 8,323
July 6 Sunny – 85° 5,793


17, 791  (total)

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