Our core purpose: To inspire people, through the power of entertainment, to Celebrate, Connect with and Care for the natural world we share. Based on a long-term commitment to education, Busch Gardens strives to provide an enthusiastic, imaginative and intellectually stimulating atmosphere to help students and guests develop a lifelong appreciation, understanding and stewardship for our world. Specifically, our goals are... To provide a unique atmosphere that fosters exploration and inquiry. To instill in students and guests of all ages an appreciation for science and a respect for all living creatures and natural environments. To increase awareness of the interrelationships of humans and biodiversity, and the need to conserve our valuable natural resources. To be an educational resource to the world. To encourage new friendships with others who share common interests.