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April 22, 2021

Springtime FUN at Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens

By Laura Byrne

Get ready FOUR weekends of springtime fun for little ones at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends are returning with a NEW weekend to celebrate the everyday heroes who have kept our community going throughout the pandemic.

The spring event will be held on weekends, May 1-23 from 10:30 am-3:30 pm.

The outdoor event’s beloved story time and live performances are back and will also feature some NEW photo opportunities, including selfies at Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck on the Festival Field. To ensure your family’s safety, kids will receive their very own material for arts and crafts and scavenger hunts and surfaces will be cleaned frequently.

Each weekend will feature a fun theme, so you can expect something different every time you go. This is a great month to put that Preschool Pass to work!

Here’s what Busch Gardens is sharing about each of the themed Kids’ Weekends:

Rubber Duckie Weekend, May 1 & 2: Help Ernie reunite with his bath time buddy, Rubber Duckie, in an outdoor scavenger hunt and collect a special prize. Bert and Ernie will also make special appearances at dance parties and the 1-2-3 Smile with Me photo location.

Cookie Monster Weekend, May 8 & 9: C is for cookie! Search for Cookie Monster’s favorite treat during this fun-filled weekend, where kids can also decorate a wearable cookie crown craft. Don’t forget to take a selfie by Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck!

Elmo Weekend, May 15 & 16: Kids will have a blast helping Elmo and Dorothy find their fish friends throughout the Sesame Street Safari of Fun. Families can also sing and dance along with Elmo at the Sesame Street Pavilion.

NEW! Everyday Heroes Weekend, May 22 & 23: Celebrate everyday heroes during the event’s final weekend. Guests will have a chance to join the Everyday Heroes Club by earning special badges for Bravery, Helping, Manners, and more! Police officers, firefighters, and other local heroes will be honored during this community celebration, which will feature special guests and emergency vehicles for this weekend only!

Here’s what else you can expect during this year’s Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends in May:

  • NEW Sunny Days Mural: Artists big and small will have the opportunity to share the masterpieces they create in the craft tent at our ALL-NEW kid-friendly art display on the Festival Field.
  • NEW Sesame Street Photo Opportunities: Enjoy physically distanced photo opportunities with the Sesame Street gang at 1-2-3 Smile with Me. Plus, don’t miss the ALL-NEW Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck selfie spot on the Festival Field!
  • Springtacular Maze: Families can enjoy springtime fun with each twist and turn of the flower-filled path on the Festival Field.
  • Furry Friends Dance Party: Guests can move and groove with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends during this physically distanced interactive dance party in the Sesame Street Pavilion!
  • Special visits with Busch Gardens’ animals: From fur and feathers to scales and shells, exciting animal visitors will be stopping by for unique moments of learning and discovery on the Festival Field.

Keep in mind that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay still has its health and safety protocols in place which means all guests ages 2 and older will be required to wear a face mask. There are also temperature checks at the gate before you go and you’ll also want to make a reservation for the day you want to attend in addition to having your ticket or annual pass to ensure entry to the park.

Learn more by visiting: BuschGardensTampa.com

 

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