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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Team Smiley Kicks Off Eat'n Park Family Week at the Pittsburgh Zoo!

Lions, Tigers, Bears…and SMILEY! Eat’n Park kicked off Family Week at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on Saturday, July 10th. It’s sure to be a week filled with fun for everyone!

On Saturday, Pittsburgh’s own Sarah Marince (who just happens to sing the Eat’n Park jingle) gave a concert from the roof of a building in the Zoo. Kids, families, and Smiley had a blast dancing to the music. After the concert, we followed Smiley over to Kid’s Kingdom, where he got to hang out with the kids who were enjoying all of the Kingdom’s fun activities, including a giant new sand pit full of beach balls and toys. At the end of the day, we passed out Smiley Cookies to visitors as they were leaving the Zoo. It was a sweet finish to a fun day!

The very next morning, we packed the Cookie Cruiser full of Smiley Cookies and made our way back to the Zoo for Shark Day. We spent most of the day at the Water's Edge exhibit in the underground viewing tunnels near the Zoo's fiercest sharks. The sharks came right up to the glass, but that didn't scare Smiley or his adoring fans!

After our close encounter, we headed back to the Cookie Cruiser so that kids could decorate their own awesome Smiley Cookies. We were amazed at the creativity we saw! It was heartwarming to see so many families spend a day together and share some great moments at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. We had a fantastic weekend at the zoo, and we’d like to thank everyone who came out and made our visits so fun!

Don't forget to stop by the zoo to enjoy the rest of Family Week. Click here to see all of the other Family Week activities!

Lauren & Leah
Team Smiley

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