The Little Rock Zoo and Hiland Dairy are teaming up again for the annual Hiland Dairy Dollar Day, this Saturday, July 15.


Gates will open at 9 a.m. and last admission will be at 5 p.m. with the Zoo closing at 5:30 p.m. In addition to Zoo admissions being $1 all day long, the Zoo will sell Hiland Dairy products for only $1, including cold beverages.


Guests can enjoy activities throughout the day, including the Zoo’s Animal Ambassador Show at the Civitan Amphitheater at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


The Zoo will also add additional food vendors, security officers, and emergency medical technicians to ensure everyone has a fun and safe day.


“Hiland Dairy loves to support the Zoo because it’s such a great place for Arkansas families,” said Mike Flagg, general manager of Hiland Dairy.


Little Rock Zoo Director Susan Altrui added that the Zoo is looking forward to hosting the eighth annual Dollar Day.


“We are very appreciative of Hiland Dairy, who continues to be an important partner for the Zoo as we work together to help families and improve Arkansas communities. Their continued commitment makes it possible for us to offer this special discount day to the public and share engaging experiences that inspire people to value and protect our natural world,” Altrui said.


The 2017 Hiland Dairy sponsorship includes $22,250 in cash contributions for Zoo upgrades, the zoo’s popular Hiland Dollar Day held in the summer, and for other special events. The sponsorship also includes free publicity and promotion for the zoo on milk cartons distributed to elementary schools around the state as well as in-kind product for use at Zoo events and in the zoo’s Caf? Africa.


Five thing to do


1. In theaters this weekend is the PG-13 sci-fi action adventure “War for the Planet of the Apes” the final in the newest “Planet of the Apes” trilogy; if you’re in the mood for horror, check out “Wish Upon” a PG-13 flick about a teenage girl who discovers a wish-granting box that carries a deadly price for using its wishes.


2. If you’re looking for an international sporting event to keep you occupied check out Wimbledon tennis tournament which ends on Sunday. Also don’t forget that the Tour De France is still taking place.


3. Bastille Day, a French holiday, takes place Friday. Even if you’re not French, you can enjoy the holiday and do something French-themed. We suggest you prepare some French dishes. There are lots of good options: crepes, crème brulee, baguettes and more.


4. Make a sundae for Sunday as it is National Ice Cream Day. Go out for ice cream, make some banana splits at home, hold a who-has-the-best-toppings party or do something else that celebrates this cold and tasty treat.


5. Sunday kicks off National Zookeeper Week. If you have a zoo near you, why not head out for a day of fun? Zookeepers like answering questions about their furry friends, so seek them out and learn something while you have fun.