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Dora The Explorer and Go, Diego, Go Return to Naples Zoo

Naples, Fl. Naples Zoo is proud to host the Third Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Weekend on September 16th and 17th with two very special guests! Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids and Naples Zoo invite Southwest Florida kids to meet Dora the Explorer and Diego, star of Go Diego Go! during this special event! The Nickelodeon costumed characters will be in Rain Forest Grove for a fiesta to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Dora and Diego will also be available to pose with kids and families to take photos from 10 am to 3 pm.

Guests will be able to enjoy the entire zoo as usual this weekend, as well as take part in this special celebration that includes a DJ, dancing, games, and the special guests!  This will be a wonderful family event and special opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Naples Zoo!

About Dora the Explorer: This year marks Dora the Explorer’s 12th anniversary, which Nickelodeon will celebrate throughout the year with “Beyond the Backpack”–a multiplatform pro-social campaign that champions overall school readiness for preschoolers; four prime-time Dora-themed television specials; an original documentary directed by Academy Award®-nominated Brett Morgen; and a dedicated website DoratheExplorer.com.

About Go, Diego, Go: Go, Diego, Go! follows eight-year-old Diego Marquez, a bilingual animal rescuer and nature expert that has the ability to talk to animals, and takes adventurous journeys inspired by the rich environments of Latin America and by the animals that make their homes in those habitats.  In each episode, Diego and his friends encourage kids to use scientific thinking and investigative strategies to help animals in trouble.  The series airs daily at 10 and 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon. 

About Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).

About Naples Zoo: Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species including a full day of fun presentations and wild cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes.  Ticket includes admission to both the nationally accredited zoo and historic accredited garden along with shows, exhibits, and the boat ride.  ($22.95 adults age 13+/ $14.95 children 3 to 12, under 3 free. Zoo memberships and discount tickets are also available online at www.napleszoo.org. Naples Zoo welcomes guests daily from 9:00 to 5:00 with the last ticket sold at 4:00 and is located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples.  For more, click www.napleszoo.org, follow them at www.facebook.com/napleszoo or call (239) 262-5409.

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