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

  • Feb 13
  • 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 – Dr. Zoo

  • Feb 21
  • 9am-10:30am
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This hands-on workshop explores the methods Zoo vets use to take care of exotic animals, and even gives participants the opportunity to do their very own Zoo vet lab experiments.  This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan on dropping your child off for this program.   Prices are $15 for Zoo Member… read more

Rodeo Camp for Grades K-2 February 25 AND 26

  • Feb 25
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Make the most of your Rodeo Break with a wild, 2-day adventure at the Zoo! Although we won’t ride or lasso Zoo animals, we WILL round up some fun while exploring the Zoo, going behind the scenes, and participating in a rodeo of crafts, games and activities. This camp session is appropriate for children in… read more

Rodeo Camp for Grades 3-5 February 25 AND 26

  • Feb 25
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Make the most of your Rodeo Break with a wild, 2-day adventure at the Zoo! Although we won’t ride or lasso Zoo animals, we WILL round up some fun while exploring the Zoo, going behind the scenes, and participating in a rodeo of crafts, games and activities. This camp session is appropriate for children in… read more

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

  • Mar 5
  • 8:30am-11am
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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

Behind the Scenes Tour for Ages 5 and Up

  • Mar 19
  • 9-10am
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Journey behind the scenes at Reid Park Zoo and discover the rewards and challenges of caring for over 300 exotic animals every day.  You’ll visit the Zoo kitchen and an animal night house, and even get to meet an animal up close! This tour will give you a whole new perspective on what it takes to… read more

Young Explorers Program for 6-12 year-olds – Hooray for Bears

  • Apr 10
  • 9-10:30am
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Bears are amazing animals! In this program, we’ll travel behind the scenes to meet some of the Zoo’s bears. Zoo Keepers will show us how they care for these bears in captivity, and we’ll discover how important our actions are to bears in the wild. This program is appropriate for ages 6-12 years.  Parents, please plan… read more

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

  • Apr 17
  • 8:30-11am
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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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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