Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • May 7
  • 8:30-11:00am
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So you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Find out if you’ve got what it takes! Try your hand at a Zoo Keeper’s unique chores in one busy morning as we prepare animal meals and treats, diagnose an animal malady, and even clean a night house. Leave your best clothes at home and come prepared… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Colors in the Wild

  • May 14
  • 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
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Orange tigers, pink flamingos, brown bears; animals come in a whole rainbow of colors!  We’ll search for different colors around the Zoo, and make a vibrant craft to take home. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10 for Zoo Member children and $16 for non-member children; chaperones may… read more

Summer Camp Starts June 6

  • Jun 6
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Treat your kids to the greatest summer adventure in Tucson! Reid Park Zoo offers action-packed, M-F summer day camps for kids entering grades 1-5 in the fall of 2016. Games, crafts, scavenger hunts, and opportunities to meet Zoo Keepers–and even help out Behind-the-Scenes–make this camp unlike any other. Each camp group contains just 20 kids, so there’s… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – Giant Giraffes

  • Jul 8
  • 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
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Look up! Giraffes have a special way to eat, drink, and even sleep. We’ll discover how Zoo Keepers take care of these beautiful and unusual animals. An up-close visit with the giraffes will be featured in this tribute to our tallest friends. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years. An adult chaperone is required…. read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – Slithery and Scaly

  • Aug 10
  • 9am-10am
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Who’s that sliding along the ground?  Who skitters under leaves and bushes?  Meet some of the Zoo’s creepiest critters, and learn why they aren’t so scary once you get to know them. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10 for Zoo Member children and $16 for non-member… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • Aug 14
  • 8:30-11:00am
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So you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Find out if you’ve got what it takes! Try your hand at a Zoo Keeper’s unique chores in one busy morning as we prepare animal meals and treats, diagnose an animal malady, and even clean a night house. Leave your best clothes at home and come prepared… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Extraordinary Elephants

  • Aug 27
  • 9-10:30am
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They’re the biggest animals on land, so why do they need our help?  In this very special program, we’ll start with games and activities to help us better understand the challenges elephants face in the wild.  Then we’ll journey behind the scenes to learn all about how Zoo Keepers care for elephants. We will watch… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – All About Reptiles

  • Sep 3
  • 9-10:30am
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Do you think snakes are super?  That tortoises are terrific?  That lizards are lovely?  Then come join us, ‘cause we’re wild about reptiles.  You’ll get close to some of the reptiles in our collection, and learn how the Zoo cares for these interesting creatures.  This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – 1, 2, 3 in the Zoo

  • Sep 11
  • 9am-10am
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Practice your counting at the zoo! How many rhino can you find? How about monkeys? Zookeepers have to count every animal in the zoo every day. Let’s help them out! This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10 for Zoo Member children and $16 for non-member children; chaperones… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • Sep 17
  • 8:30-11:00am
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So you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Find out if you’ve got what it takes! Try your hand at a Zoo Keeper’s unique chores in one busy morning as we prepare animal meals and treats, diagnose an animal malady, and even clean a night house. Leave your best clothes at home and come prepared… read more

Photo Safari for Ages 16 + – African Adventure

  • Oct 2
  • Nov 6
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Do you love photography and wildlife?  Join photographer Heather Bird at Reid Park Zoo for a morning of close encounters of the animal kind!  The program will begin with a 30 minute tutorial on how to get the best photos of the animals at the Zoo. Then we will journey out into the Zoo and… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Zoo Keeper in Training

  • Oct 8
  • 8:30-11:00am
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So you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Find out if you’ve got what it takes! Try your hand at a Zoo Keeper’s unique chores in one busy morning as we prepare animal meals and treats, diagnose an animal malady, and even clean a night house. Leave your best clothes at home and come prepared… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – Stripes and Spots

  • Oct 11
  • 9am-10am
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In the Zoo, there are all types of stripes, and lots of spots! Let’s look at animals who have both, and learn how they use their stripes and spots to hide themselves. We’ll also make some striped and spotted creatures to take home. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required. … read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year-olds – What’s on the Menu?

  • Nov 12
  • 9am-10am
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Leave your table manners at the door and join us to explore one of the most important animal activities: eating! A delicious hour of fun will cover unique foods that keepers give to zoo animals, and how some animals have special meal time needs. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – What’s Cooking?

  • Nov 20
  • 9-10:30am
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Channel your inner chef today as we prepare a variety of meals for Zoo residents big and small.  We’ll talk to a Zoo Keeper about nutrition for exotic animals and even visit the Zoo’s kitchen.  Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get messy on this culinary adventure at the Zoo! This program is appropriate for… read more

Little Critters Workshop for 2-5 year olds – Warming Up

  • Dec 8
  • 9am-10am
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We put on a coat when it’s cold out—what do the animals do?  Let’s take a look at animals with built in coats, and discover some other ways animals stay warm. This program is appropriate for ages 2-5 years.  An adult chaperone is required.  Prices are $10 for Zoo Member children and $16 for non-member children;… read more