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Festive summer weekend: Asian Heritage Day and Father’s Day

Asian Heritage Day is June 15; fathers enjoy free admission on June 16
 
Get ready for an action-packed weekend in the home of more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Zoo Atlanta hosts its first annual Asian Heritage Day on Saturday, June 15, and welcomes fathers with free admission on Sunday, June 16.
 
Asian Heritage Day will celebrate the dynamic cultures and rich biodiversity of the Asian continent with special activities, live entertainment and more for the entire family. The event will showcase many of the animal species native to the continent, including giant pandas, Komodo dragons, Sumatran tigers, Bornean and Sumatran orangutans and Malayan sun bears.
 
Entertainment highlights will include dragon and lion dances and Kung Fu demonstrations by the Chein Hong School of Kung Fu; a Taiko drum performance by the Taiwanese School of Atlanta Drum Team; traditional Asian dance performances from Atlanta Chinese Dance and Morning Star Dance Academy; zither music by the Yisian Guzheng Zither Ensemble; a Tae Kwon Do performance by Decatur Martial Arts; and origami and lantern crafts. 
 
Asian Heritage Day is free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; visit zooatlanta.org for event details. 
 
The fun continues on Sunday, June 16, with exclusive Father’s Day discounts for dads. Fathers enjoy free admission with purchase of any regularly-priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket. 
 
The Father’s Day discount is valid only on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The offer is not valid with any other discount or promotion; not valid online.