ROYAL OAK, Mich., February 10, 2012 – Girls ages 6-12 and their female chaperones 18 and older are invited to the Detroit Zoo for a “Girls’ Night Out” in celebration of Women’s History Month.  The overnight event will be held from 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012.

The overnight adventure at the Ford Education Center will include a late-night tour of the Zoo, keeper talks, craft project, marshmallow roast, and breakfast at an animal habitat.  Guests will also meet some of the dedicated women who work at the Zoo, including members of the animal care staff.  The cost for “Girls’ Night Out” is $50 per person.

“This overnight event is a wonderful opportunity for fun, facts, fellowship and a shared awareness of the role of women in history, especially relative to conservation and animal welfare,” said Detroit Zoological Society Interim Director of Education Jo Ann Neal.  

The deadline to register for “Girls’ Night Out” is Feb. 28, 2012.  Call (248) 541-5717 ext. 3800 or email education@detroitzoo.org.