Save the Date! June 4: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo open to the public

Know Before You Go:
In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before your visit.

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Arts & Crafts

Ephemeral Art

  • Step 1

    With a grown-up, go to your backyard or a local park and collect objects found in nature, like stones, twigs, fallen leaves, or mud.

  • Step 2

    Arrange all of the materials you collected into shapes, structures, or even by color.

  • Step 3

    Leave your art for the next person to enjoy! 

  • Step 4

    Don't forget to take photos of your unique creations. Share them with your friends on social media!

You don't need paint, markers, crayons, or paper to make ephemeral art. You can use any materials right outside your front door!

Ephemeral art is temporary and special. It will only occur once in that space and time.



Submit your masterpiece to our virtual art gallery

We want to showcase your works of animal art or conservation creations here on our website. After your masterpiece is complete, snap a pic and submit it on our Kids' Art Gallery!

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