Classes for Kids and Families

Please see the calendar of events for online registration, dates, and times.

To make your reservation OVER THE PHONE call (501) 661 - 7229   

**You must register to take any of the following classes**

  

Zoo Venture Classes:

Animal Exploration!

New to the zoo this year are our “Animal Exploration” classes! These classes are designed to give students a deeper look into six of our most popular areas of the zoo:

  • Great Apes and Primates*
  • Reptiles*
  • Elephants
  • Big Cats 
  • Birds of Prey and Penguins* 
  • Bears and Small Carnivores

During classes students learn the ins and outs of what makes these animals so unique! Get the inside scoop on our animals, and peer into the eyes of some of our Zoo’s coolest animals.

Age range: 6-11

Class length: 1 hour long

Cost: $25 for non-members, $20 for members

Place: ZooVenture Education Building and zoo grounds


 *These classes, weather and staff permitted, will have an animal encounter.


Career Day!


• Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper? Or do you want to be a veterinarian one day? Come check out one of our Career Days and talk to the people who live this life every day! Get your questions answered and get a jump ahead of others for your path into animal care! These classes are geared towards students who have a strong interest in pursuing an animal career. Only offered in the spring and summer.

Three classes offered:


Zookeeper:

Age range: 12-18

Class length: 1 hour long

Cost: $35 for non-members, $30 for members

Place: ZooVenture Education Building

Veterinarian:*


Age range: 6-11

Class length: 1 hour long

Cost: $35 for non-members, $30 for members

Place: ZooVenture Education Building

Veterinarian Type 2:*

 

Age Range: 12-18 

Class Length: 1.5 hours long

Cost: $45 for non-members, $40 for members

Place: ZooVenture Education Building and zoo grounds



 *These classes are extremely interactive and hands on.


Family Birding!



• Looking for something fun to do with your family on the weekends? Why not try one of the most popular hobbies in the world, birding! Learn all about this addicting hobby, and start your very own bird life list check off sheet! We’ll teach you what you need to know to get started on this adventure, and give you the tips and tricks of finding the coolest birds out there!


Age range: All ages!

 Class Length: 1.5 hours long

Cost: $35 per pair for non-members, $30 per pair for members. Each additional person is $10.

Place: ZooVenture Education Building and zoo grounds



If you have your own binoculars please bring them! We do have some binoculars for those that do not have any.

Lunch with a Zookeeper:



• If you have a strong interest in working with animals but want to have a more informal chat with our keepers, this is your chance! You let us know which animal area you have an interest in working with and we will do the best we can to get a keeper to talk with you! Get the inside scoop on the steps our very own keepers have taken to get into this field of work! Only offered in the fall and winter months.


Age range: 15-college age

 Lunch length: 1 hour

Cost: $35 for non-members, $30 for members

Place: ZooVenture Education Building


Zoo Snooze:



• Spend a night at the zoo sleeping under the stars! You’ll have a chance to check out some of our animals that just love to stay out all night! Grab your tent and sleeping bag (optional sleeping quarters inside) and come join us for an evening of fun!


Ages range: Families with children ages 6-12

Snooze Length: 6pm Friday night until 9am Saturday morning

Cost: $35 per person for non-members, $30 per person for members

Place: ZooVenture Education Building and zoo grounds

Please see the calendar of events for online registration, dates, times, and prices.

To make your reservation OVER THE PHONE call (501) 661 - 7229