National Zoo and Aquarium Month
National Zoo and Aquarium Month

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month! In case you missed our last post, we love being as eco-friendly as we possibly can here at ExpressMed. 

In Southern California we are lucky to have some of the best zoos and aquariums in the country from the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you are local or coming to pay us a visit this summer, here are some family fun ways to show you care about our great zoos and aquariums!

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park is actually two different locations. The Zoo is located in Downtown San Diego, so if you’re spending part of your summer with us, check out the Nighttime Zoo they have all summer long. From June 17 through September 3rd, you can stay after dark in the park for many special events.

The San Diego Safari Park has an expansive campus that is 1,800 acres! Check out what they have scheduled for this summer here.

Birch Aquarium

The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography is not only beautiful but educational as well. Every full moon you can walk the pier that is normally closed to the public! Check out all these events going on year round.

All of these locations belong to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). That means they are accredited with conservation focused missions. And they are eco-friendly institutions as well.

Eco-Friendly Packaging and Endangered Species

Now, this isn’t a fun trip for the family, but we wanted to let you know about these cute and cuddly Endangered Species cold packs in case you can’t make it to one of our zoos.

Endangered Species Sea Turtle Cold Packs Endangered Species Cold Pack Harp SealThese cold packs bring awareness to endangered species around the globe like this cute Harp Seal and these Turtles. Keep the kids happy with these cold packs to heal all their summertime bumps and bruises, and feel good that you are bringing awareness to endangered species at the same time! In addition, Cosrich has used 100% recycled cardboard packaging!

Right now, you can save over $2 on these Cosrich Sud Smart Cold Packs.

Zoos and Aquariums Near You!

Take a look at this list of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums for one near you and share with us the ways you are celebrating National Zoo and Aquarium month.