Monkeys, Magic & More! will have their grand opening this Saturday (29th) at the Great Plains Zoo. FREE Admission from 9-11 AM.

The whole concept of Zamby and was based on the city subsidies to the Zoo and the monkey spas. Well at least you can go see your investment for FREE for about 2 hours. After you hit the Zoo, I also suggest you head over to the Pavilion and peruse the galleries FREE for the last time.

5 Thoughts on “See your taxdollars hard at work this Saturday!

  1. Karma on June 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm said:

    Ooohhh – 9-11am. Don’t be so generous. I have always believed the zoo should do more “courtesy” openings for those that cannot afford the zoo. Seriously – you’re asking the State Theatre for free viewings for a $63,000 projector. How often, (and please correct me if I am wrong), does the zoo open its doors as a courtesy? We live very close by and have never seen it.

  2. pathloss on June 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

    Agree with Karma. Citizens pay for the zoo and there should be free or discounted times. Poor families get pool priveleges. Why not the zoo.

  3. C’mon guys, we only gave them a couple of million for the monkey spas, next your going to ask for FREE BANANAS.

  4. Karma on June 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm said:

    I’m serious. If people or the Mayor or the city council is going demand free openings or viewings for city subsidies – why the hell does the zoo never have to do this for the millions of dollars they have received? If I were a donor – I would not give another nickel until I saw some of my dollars going towards an opportunity for ALL to enjoy the zoo. I know their ED is a real battleax but I would definitely tie their future funding to what they plan to do for this community besides offering caged up animals to those that can afford it.

  5. Craig on June 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm said:

    Valid point – they should offer reduced admission prices for people of lower income. Seems like the right thing to do especially considering our tax dollars have done so much for the facility.

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