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22q at the Zoo will kick off in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 and continue westward at zoos around the world giving families, friends and professionals a chance to socialize, network and raise public awareness of 22q11.2 syndromes.

Developed by the International 22q11.2 Foundation, volunteers spread awareness at their local or regional zoo by handing out 22q Fact Sheets and educating guests and zoo visitors.
Participants are recognizable by wearing official “22q at the Zoo” red T-shirts and “Ask Me About 22q” buttons.

Check out pictures from past events and stay up-to-date on the latest news by following our Facebook page!

For ticket information click on your local city or region below.

If there is no zoo in your area, many families often create their own “zoo” in a different location such as a park or playground. You can be creative and use costumes or have guests dress up like different zoo animals.

History of 22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day

22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day launched for the first time on May 22, 2011. Learn more about the History of this event HERE.

Participating Zoos

Buenos Aires – TBD

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Brisbane – TBD

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22q Foundation Australia & New Zealand 


New South Wales – TBD

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Flanders – TBD

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Email: info@vecarfa.be

Rio De Janeiro – TBD

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Calgary – TBD 

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Edmonton – TBD

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Toronto – TBD 

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Vancouver/ Victoria – TBD

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Santiago – TBD

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TBD

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Girardot – TBD

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Email: info@22qcolombia.org

Fredersberg – TBD

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Givskud – TBD

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Bristol – TBD

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Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk

Max Appeal 


Chester – TBD

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North Yorkshire – TBD

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Wandsworth – TBD

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Ahtari – TBD

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Email: Hilkka.happonen@22q11finland.fi


Meri-Karvia – TBD

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Ranua – TBD

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Dublin – TBD

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22q11 Ireland


Cork – TBD

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Torvaianica – TBD

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Maria Silva – Email: segreteria@aidel22.it

Maria – Email: lazio@aidel22.it

Tokyo – TBD

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Coordinator Name: Kiyoto Kasai

Email: 22q.research@gmail.com 

For more information visit here

Last years Activity Report 


Nagano – TBD

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Coordinator Name: Nobuhiko

Email: info@fab-support.org 

Kaunas – TBD

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TBD

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Stichting Steun 22Q11

Auckland – TBD

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Belfast – TBD

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Warsaw – TBD

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Livingston – TBD

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Belgrade – TBD

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Barcelona – TBD

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Johannesburg – TBD

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Port Elizabeth – TBD

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Seoul – TBD

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Ockero – TBD

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Coordinator Name: Rose Marie L, Foreningen 22q11

Email: r-marie@telia.com

Kaoshiung – TBD

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Taipei – TBD

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Phucket – TBD

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Montgomery, AL – TBD

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Tuscaloosa, AL – TBD

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Little Rock, AR – TBD

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Phoenix, AZ – TBD

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Irvine, CA – TBD

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Santa Ana, CA – TBD

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Los Angeles, CA – TBD

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Sacramento, CA -TBD

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San Diego, CA – TBD

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Colorado Springs, CO – TBD

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Denver, CO – TBD

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Pueblo, CO – TBD

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Bridgeport, CT – TBD

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Wilmington, DE -TBD

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Palm Beach Area, FL – TBD

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Naples, FL – TBD

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Tampa, FL – TBD

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Atlanta, GA  – TBD

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Oahu, HI – TBD

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Boise, Idaho – TBD

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Des Moines, IA – TBD

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Chicago, IL – TBD

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South Bend, IN – TBD

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Evansville, IN – TBD

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Wichita, KS – TBD

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Louisville, KY – TBD

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Folsom, LA – TBD

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Sterling, MA – TBD

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Ann Arbor, MI – TBD

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Detroit, MI – TBD

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Grand Rapids, MI – TBD

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Wallace, MI – TBD

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Apple Valley, MN – TBD

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Minneapolis, MN – TBD

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Kansas City, MO – TBD

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St. Louis, MO – TBD

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Tupelo, MS – TBD

Name of Zoo: Freewill Chapel – Freewill Baptist Church 

Coordinator Name: Rebecca

Email: 22qalabama@gmail.com 

Date: November 20, 2021 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM


Billings, MT – TBD

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Asheboro, NC – TBD

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Omaha, NE – TBD

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Visit Mission 22q for more information 


Paramus, NJ – TBD

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West Orange, NJ – TBD

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Las Vegas, NV – TBD

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Niagara Falls, NY – TBD 

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New York , NY – TBD

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Staten Island, NY – TBD

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Syracuse, NY – TBD

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Cincinnati, OH -TBD

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Cleveland, OH -TBD

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Columbus, OH – TBD

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Oklahoma City, OK – TBD

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Tulsa, OK – TBD

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Portland, OR 

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Halifax, PA – TBD

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Philadelphia, PA – TBD

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Email: info@22q.org


Pittsburgh, PA – TBD

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Schneckesville, PA – TBD

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Greenville, SC  – TBD

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Columbia, SC – TBD

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Sioux Falls, SD – TBD

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Chattanooga, TN – TBD

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Knoxville, TN – TBD

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Nashville, TN – TBD

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Abilene, TX – TBD

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Austin, TX – TBD

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Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, TX – TBD

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Houston, TX – TBD

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Rio Grand Valley, TX -TBD

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San Antonio, TX 

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Salt Lake City, UT – TBD

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Norfolk, VA – TBD

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Richmond, VA – TBD

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Washington, DC – TBD

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Seattle, WA – TBD

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Milwaukee, WI – TBD

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