Education Programs for "Big Kids"

Education Programs for "Big Kids"

Our classes and clubs for kids ages 6 - 12 offer unique opportunities to explore our wild world through activities and up-close encounters with our education animals.  Browse our offerings below and register online now for a guaranteed wild time at the Zoo!  Programs are offered from September through May and themes change monthly, so there’s always a new and exciting experience at every class!

An up-close encounter with an armadillo.

Breakfast with Animals

(Ages 7+)
Join zookeepers caring for the exotic animals of Marco Polo's Adventure Trek in this exciting experience before the Zoo opens. After breakfast, you'll help the keepers prepare the moon bears, snow leopards, camels, red pandas, and more for their day!
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Wild Art

(Ages 6 - 12)
Join local artists in creating beautiful pieces of animal art! Instructors will lead drawing lessons designed to cultivate new skills and sharpen old ones while having fun and learning about zoo animals. Students will leave the class with a completed drawing featuring the animal of that month’s theme.
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Roots & Shoots Club

(Ages 9 - 12)
Roots and Shoots is an exciting program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991. Its mission is to guide young people in taking action on issues that they feel are important. Care and concern for the human community, the environment and animals are the goals of the activities at each meeting. These activities will help young people develop self-respect, confidence and a hope for the future.
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More Family Programs

Early Childhood (ages 18 mos. – 5 yrs.) 

Teens (ages 13 - 17)

ZooCamp (ages 4 - 17)   

Adults (ages 16+)

Fun for the Whole Family

Travel with the Zoo