Animal lovers of all ages are invited to a weekend of shows, meet-and-greets, parading, crafts, storytelling and more. Characters from Broadway's "Avenue Q" will present the kid-friendly production "Avenue Zoo." Favorite Disney characters and other stars from children's books and shows will be featured.

The Animal Tales Extravaganza takes place every Saturday and Sunday through June. A full schedule of events for Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 is available here. Events take place at different locations throughout the zoo. See the schedule for details.

All events and activities are free with szo admission. Save 10 percent on zoo tickets by purchasing them online, in advance, here.