Weird But True — At the Alaska Zoo!

Y’all know I am a NatGeo Kids Insider, which means I get some pretty sweet opportunities to share science, history, and nature with AKontheGO readers. For 2017, some new kids are on the science scene via Fox Television. Weird But True is a weekly program hosted by brother- sister team Charlie and Kirby as they explore this incredible planet and the things that make it tick. 

Here in Alaska, Weird But True is not found on all Fox stations, depending upon where one lives. So on Saturday, January 28 from 4-6 p.m., we’re bringing WBT to YOU. 


WHAT: Two showings of Weird But True will be shown at the Alaska Zoo in the Gateway Hall. Get to know Charlie and Kirby, and learn some science stuff right there at ground central for Alasaka’s animal educational opportunities. 

COST: Get this, friends. The two showings of Weird But True are absolutely FREE. Bring your blankets, pillows, and best pals and head over to the Gateway Hall. If you’d like to go explore the zoo afterwards, it’s easy to purchase tickets and attend ZooLights to cap off the evening. Oh, and there will be popcorn available for purchase too. 

**I also have some NatGeo Kids books to give away! These are some good volumes of learning for kids, and it is my honor to give them away to young people who care a lot about our planet. 

WHY: Because Alaska kids are on the front lines of things like climate change, interesting creatures, and fascinating landscapes. We should be learning all we can from NatGeo Kids, and now we can. If we receive enough interest, we’ll consider another showing in the spring. 

WHO: Weird But True is geared specifically toward youngsters age 8-12. Younger siblings are welcome to attend, but the content is definitely science-based with lots of facts that appeal to the tween demographic. 

There’s no need to RSVP, but we’d love to know in the comments if you’re planning on coming. It’s exciting to help bring the rest of the world a little closer to Alaska. 

Huge thanks to NatGeo Kids and the Alaska Zoo for helping me pull all this together. Yet another reason why I love what I do. 

Questions? Email me at, and keep checking our Facebook page for updates and cool Weird But True stuff! 


Hot chocolate at -6 tastes extra good, but your glasses steam up! Erin Kirkland/AKontheGO

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