Celebrate the wonder of wildlife and the companionship of pets at the Animal Planet Expo, a nationwide event that entertains, educates and energizes animal lovers of all ages. The annual expo features high-flying Frisbee dog shows, interactive trivia games, live animal presentations, kids activities and breathtaking programming from Discovery HD Theater, such as Planet Earth and Discovery Atlas HD.
A new component of Animal Planet Expo this year is R.O.A.R., Animal Planet's nonprofit animal advocacy partnership with leading animal organizations that encourages people to Reach Out, Act, and Respond in helping to make the world a better place for animals. R.O.A.R. invites attendees to take that first step in becoming a voice for animals by making promises such as taking the family pet for a daily walk, spreading the word about conservation, or supporting a favorite wildlife foundation.
Activity Pavilions at the Animal Planet Expo
- Animal House - Get to know live animals, while animal
experts introduce exotic species from around the world.
- Safari Snaps - Download the ultimate digital photo of you with a virtual version of Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin and Terri and Bindi Irwin.
- Bug House - Discover the world of bugs and butterflies, and check out the new incredible farm of burrowing ants.
- Discovery Kids' Endurance Experience – Kids can experience a simulation of the "hanging" challenge and a gargantuan climbing wall like the adventures featured in Discovery Kids Channel's series Endurance: High Sierras.
- Kids' Zone - Kids can get their faces painted, try the "Happy Gator" obstacle course, test their legs on the new 18' Spider Mountain climbing tower and play other fun games.
- Heroes of Animal Planet - Protect your pet just as the stars of Animal Precinct do by creating your own personalized pet tag.
HoursSaturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Frisbee Dog Show Times
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
R.O.A.R. Stage Live Animal Presentations
See exotic animals like pythons, alligators, and lemurs
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
LocationWatkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
The expo is sponsored by Animal Planet, Comcast, and the Makers of Fresh Step litter. Events are held in several cities across the United States.