Night At The Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

We invite all registrants for AOU2009 to join us for an open house and picnic at the Philadelphia Zoo on Thursday, 13 August, 18:00 – 22:00.

McNeil Avian Center

Highlights of the evening will include an open house and demonstrations in the McNeil Avian Center. The neoclassical Bird House was originally built in 1916. Reconstruction of this facility is now in progress. Grand re-opening of the redesigned exhibit is planned for Spring 2009.

We urge AOU Members to help!

The Philadelphia Zoo has generously agreed to sponsor our event for AOU2009. Please return the favor by helping support the zoo’s conservation initiatives or its Footprints climate change program or both.

Help Build the Zoo! How to donate…

Quiz Bowl

The 4th annual student Quiz Bowl will take place in the Peacock Pavilion at the Zoo during the evening event.

Logistics & Cost

Bus transportation between UPenn and the Zoo will be arranged for conference registrants. Buses will begin departing from campus immediately following the end of the day’s General Sessions.

We hope to include the cost of the evening event within the conference registration fee. Check back here for updates.