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The Little Rock Zoo will open its new sensory play garden today.

A grand opening event featuring zoo officials and animals is set for 10:30 a.m. at the playground.

The area is an update to the Kiwanis Playground between the Arkansas Heritage Farm and the flamingo habitat.

The project was funded with a $144,000 Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas grant.

The sensory garden encourages visitors to touch, taste, smell, listen, admire and play in a variety of ways. In addition to a traditional playground, it features fragrant plants, opportunities for tactile play, musical instruments and other structures meant to encourage creative play.

It's accessible to children as well as adults with disabilities.

Metro on 03/14/2019

Print Headline: Zoo's play area set to open today

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