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Visit the Rolling Hills Zoo near Salina, Kan., during 50 Plus day trip on May 16
POSTED: 04/19/2017
Journey to the Rolling Hills Zoo near Salina to view more than 100 species of animals during a amid-May day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Rolling Hills is the name of this trip to this facility located about six miles west of Salina. Once at Rolling Hills, participants will hop on a trolley to see what this 60-acre zoo has to offer, and take part in a private animal presentation. After lunch, travelers will visit the zoo's 64,000-square-foot wildlife museum, which takes visitors around the world to experience the delicate symmetry between humans, animals, and nature in seven unique regions from the arctic to the rainforest. The state-of-the-art animatronic human robots narrate stories of how they weave the thread of their existence into the delicate balance of life. The Museum also features the Helen L. Graves Hideaway Hollow education center with hands-on interactive ways to explore and learn about the wonderful animals on our planet, and discover what surprises await you in our 2,000 square foot Earl Bane Gallery area.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5 p.m. that day. The cost is for this ten-hour day trip, including tours, admission, lunch, and transportation, is $79 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. To see this program online at, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 39056.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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