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Friday, September 14
9:00am to 11:00am
Kellogg Arena - Downtown Battle Creek

Pre-schoolers and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers are invited to join Jack Hanna and Binder Park Zoo for a fun-filled educational program featuring live animals!

Admission is free and seats are limited! Tickets are required for admission to this event and will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information or to reserve your tickets, contact:

Calhoun County Residents:
Early Childhood Connections
(269) 660-1606 ext. 6143

Kalamazoo County Residents:
KC Ready 4s

Parking and Transportation Information

Friday, September 14 - Kellogg Arena
Doors Open at 8:30am

By Battle Creek Transit
Families living in Battle Creek with access to the Battle Creek Transit may show the driver their ticket to the Jack Hannah event and will be allowed to ride for free to the city transit station across from the Kellogg Arena. Be sure to check the city transit schedule to make sure you arrive in time for the 9:30 show. After the show, families may walk to the city transfer station and the return trip home is free as well.

By Car
Families wishing to drive to the Jack Hannah event are advised to park in the following lots: Kmart on Capital Avenue, Lakeview Ford on Dickman Road or at Bailey Park on M66/Capital Avenue. Battle Creek Public School busses and the City Trolley will provide shuttle service from these three parking areas beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 14th. The first shuttle will leave the lots at 8:15 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until 9:15. Families are reminded that no strollers or infant carriers are allowed on the public school busses. Volunteers will be at each parking lot to assist families with directions to the shuttle.

Getting Home
After the Jack Hannah event ends at 11:00 a.m. at the Kellogg Arena, shuttle busses will travel to the parking lots every 15 minutes until noon (or until all families have been transported).

Jungle Jack Hanna's Kids' Day is brought to you by:

Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek Rotary, PNC Bank, United Way, United Educational Credit Union, Binda Foundation, CSM Group, Battle Creek Community Foundation, CTS, Early Childhood Connections and KC Ready 4s.


Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsBattle Creek Community Foundation