November Nature Play Sundays

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Join us during the month of November for Nature Play Sundays at the Zoo! From 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. each Sunday in November we’ll have a free-play area set up near our Conservation Learning Center for kids to dig, build, splash, and more! Sand pits, water tables, building blocks, and tools will be provided–kids just need… read more

Congratulations 2015 Teen Volunteers!


Congratulations to our newest group of Teen Volunteers, who graduated from their training class last month. These youths join a vibrant group of seasoned Zoo Teens who conduct face painting, craft, and information stations around the Zoo, enhancing our guests’ experience while educating them about important wildlife and conservation issues. This is no summer job; the Teens commit to volunteering their… read more

Zoo Summer Camp 2015

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Most of our summer camp sessions are sold out, but we still have space in some of the sessions for kids entering grades 5 and 6 in the fall. See what’s available on our camp page, and if you want to be put on the wait list for a session that’s full, just give us a call at… read more

FREE Workshops for Teachers


Are you a Tucson teacher looking to make classroom concepts memorable and fun? The Zoo is offering 1-day workshops this fall to introduce teachers to the Zoo as a resource for science, math, language arts, and more! Early Education Teachers (Pre-K – 3rd grade): Saturday, November 7 Middle School Teachers (4th – 8th grade): Tuesday, October… read more

Rodeo Camp 2015 – Sign up now!


Looking for an adventure for your child during Rodeo break? The Zoo offers a two-day camp for kids in grades K-5 who are lucky enough to have a couple days off school on Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27. We won’t lasso or ride animals at OUR Rodeo, but we will enjoy two action-packed days… read more

FREE Teacher Workshop (Pre-K – 2nd Grade)


The Zoo’s Education Department will be facilitating a FREE 12-hour Teacher Workshop on Sat. Sept 13th (8am-4pm) AND Sun. Sept. 14th (Noon-4pm). This workshop showcases successful activities you can bring back to your classroom, and offers unique opportunities to connect with live animals at the Zoo. Excitement about animals inspires kids to learn, so the… read more

Animals Make Numbers Fun

Little Critters Craft

If you’re looking for a way to get your 2-5 year old child excited about learning basic concepts like numbers, colors, and shapes, look no further than the Zoo’s Little Critters Workshops for Preschoolers!  But don’t take our word for it, here’s a review from one of our regular attendees, Christina Grossman, who hosts a… read more

Summer camp registration now available!


Registration for 2014 Zoo Caper Summer Camp for kids entering grades 1-6 is now online. These camps are packed with unique Behind the Scenes adventures, and they fill quickly, so register today!  Click here for more information, or to register.

We’re Now Accepting Teen Volunteer Applications


Do you know a teen who would make a great volunteer at Reid Park Zoo? Teen volunteers (13-18 years of age) help teach Zoo visitors about wildlife and conservation, and assist with special events at the Zoo. Applications are available now! The deadline to apply is April 1st. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity today!… read more

Little Critters Workshops for Preschoolers

Little Critters

If you haven’t tried one of the Zoo’s Little Critters Workshops for preschoolers yet, it’s time!  Themed crafts, stories, walks through the Zoo, and personal visits with live demonstration animals are all included in these one-hour sessions for kids ages 2-5 years old.  Enthusiastic education staff members want to help our youngest visitors learn to… read more