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SPRING BREAK CAMP
These full-day camps include a camp t-shirt, snacks (campers pack lunch) live animal encounters, games, hikes, and so much more! Sign your child up for the wildest spring break ever!

Please note: The Zoo cannot prorate camp fees. Refunds will be given only if the Zoo is given at least two weeks notice. Otherwise, participants will receive a gift certificate which never expires and may be used for any Zoo camps or classes.

4 Year Olds And Kindergarten: All in the Family
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Become an animal super sleuth and uncover clues about what makes reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects so different. With animal demonstrations, hikes, games, and other activities, you'll help us close this case as we investigate the living world.

1st-2nd Graders: Troops, Groups, & Herds
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Who is in your "pack?" Is it just your family or are friends allowed too? Do you eat together, play together, and take care of each other? Did you know some animals live, eat, and hang out in groups together, too? Bring your gaggle, flock, or pride to the Zoo and discover which animals stick together, how they form and maintain their bonds, and how group life helps them to survive.

3rd-4th grade: I Wonder...
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Does looking at animals fill you with wonder? Does walking around the Zoo spark a million questions? During this camp we will be the scientists investigating what the Zoo animals are up to. With our inquiring minds and untamed eyes, we will explore animal behaviors through investigations of our own creation.

5th-6th Gr: Dr. Zoolittle's Animal Training Camp
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Discover how to "talk" to animals! Campers will be training more NEW behaviors with a variety of Zoo animals including goats, chickens, and other animals. Learn about animal behavior and motivation while applying training techniques taught by Zoo professionals. By the end of camp, animals will be eating out of your hands - literally!

7th-8th Grade: Mini-Maynard Training Camp
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Join us for a week long adventure and discover what it takes to become a future Zoo director! Our Zoo director, Thane Maynard, is known as a wildlife expert, a naturalist, author, and a regular on TV shows promoting wildlife conservation. Campers will experience the many different jobs Thane has done on his path to his current role. Campers will learn about animal handling, go behind the scenes with Zoo animals, and create a "90 Second Naturalist" video of their own on their way to becoming the next Zoo director. Watch out Thane!

 
SUMMER CAMP
Explore the Zoo, experience nature, and discover the excitement and wonder of animals! Hikes in the Zoo, visits from Animal Friends, crafts, train rides, animal shows, and so much more make Summer Camp a jam packed week to remember!

Please register children according to the grade they will enter in the fall.

Full Day Camps: 9:00am-4:00pm. Please pack a lunch. Topic is the same each week.

Half Day Camps: 9:30am-12:00 noon, 1:00pm-3:30pm. Two topics alternate weekly. No Before or After Care available.

All Camps include a summer camp t-shirt and snacks.

4 Years Old & Kindergarten: Where In The World?
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
All aboard! Summer campers will take a journey from the North to South Pole and every Habitat in between! Along the way they'll experience live animal encounters in the classroom, Zoo hikes to animals from every continent, and even get to feed some long-necked neighbors and some colorful feathered friends! It's sure to be an adventure!

This full day camp is for children who will be 4, or 5 entering Kindergarten in the fall, at the time of camp.

4 Year Olds & Kindergarten:Fur, Feathers, & Scales
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Are all animals covered in skin like ours? No way! Animals have different coverings that help them slither, hide, hover, and so much more! Campers will fly, flutter, slither, and scurry through the week as they experience up-close animal encounters, Zoo hikes, songs, games, and crafts!

This half day camp is for 4 year olds and 5 year olds entering Kindergarten in the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Before and After Care are NOT available for half-day camps.

4 Year Olds & Kindergarten: Shake, Rattle, & Roll
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Does your child like to jump, hop, swing, or climb? Bring your little mover and shaker to meet some of our Zoo's movers and shakers! We'll take a look at feet, fins, flippers, and wings and see how many animals move around their world. Each day, we'll explore animal locomotion with hikes in the Zoo, crafts, games, and close encounters, with some live animal "movers". Whether it's by land, sea, or air, your little one will enjoy this action-filled summer Zoo adventure!

This half day camp is for 4 year olds and 5 year olds entering kindergarten in the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Before and After Care are NOT available for half-day camps.

1st-2nd Grade: Extreme Animals
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
Are you extreme enough? Animals are out of this world, equipped with outrageous abilities such as being able to dive a MILE deep into the ocean! Join us as we meet these extreme animals and discover why they must act the way they do. Your camper will explore the animal and plant kingdoms at their extremities and meet in the middle for cool science experiments and up close creature features.

This full day camp is for children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.

1st-2nd Grade: Feasts For The Beasts
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Termites, durian fruit, and dung are just a few of the unusual, tasty "treats" that animals like to eat. In the Zoo's unique learning environment, your child will enjoy discovering the world of herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and scavengers as well as where they all fit into the food chain.

This half day camp is for children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Before and After Care are NOT available for half-day camps.

1st-2nd Grade: Jungle Journey
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Come on a tropical safari with us! This camp will explore the tropical rainforest where we will meet every animal under the canopy! From singing gibbons to hooting gorillas, campers will take a trip around this awesome biome and discover some hidden jewels of the tropical rainforest and why these habitats are so very special.

This half day camp is for children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Before and After Care are NOT available for half-day camps.

3rd-4th Grade: Choose Your Adventure Animal Rescue
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure:
Animal Rescue
We have an action packed week planned for your camper. Campers will choose adventures that require teamwork to understand animal poplulations and what information should be collected to help rescue these animals. Everyday camper's will rescue a different animal, make measurements, take weight, and estimate population sizes using field techniques.

This full day camp is for children entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall.

3rd-4th Grade: You Are What You Eat
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
From mangoes to meat, you are what you eat! Join us for a week-long adventure to see what our Zoo animals eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Campers will have a chance to look at the Zoo's "pantry" and encounter some special animals (and, sometimes, what they leave behind) along the way.

This half day camp is for children entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Before and After Care are NOT available for half-day camps.

3rd-4th Grade: Animal Myth Busters
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Blind as a bat? Fire-breathing dragons? Catching warts from a toad? In the world of animal lore, can you tell fact from fiction? During this camp, we will go on hikes, meet animals in our classroom, and take part in fun activities, all in the name of science as we bust myths about some of the Zoo's very own animals and uncover the truth behind the legends.

This half day camp is for children entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Before and After Care are NOT available for half-day camps.

5th-6th Grade: Animal Behavior 101
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
Studying an animal's behavior in the wild or a zoo can help us get to know them better as individuals AND give scientists valuable insight into the nature and habits of their species. This knowledge can lead to improvements to their care and conservation in the wild and captivity. During this week-long camp, we'll utilize Zoo hikes and special animal visits to focus on learning the basics of animal observation and investigate the questions that come up.

This full day camp is for children entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall.

5th-6th Grade: Saving Wildlife And Wild Places
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
What is the Zoo doing to protect animals and plants and the habitats they need to survive? What does H.I.P.P.O. stand for and why should you care? After 5 days of visiting animal exhibits, spending time with animal ambassadors and Zoo staff, and other fun, hands-on activities, we'll dicscover the answers to these questions and more while learning about the challenges and triumphs that the zoos and wildlife face every day.

This half day camp is for children entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Before and After Care are NOT available for half-day camps.

7th-8th Grade: Zoo Careers
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $235.00
Full Day Camp
Running a zoo involves a lot more than meets the eye. Join us for a week of exploring the many jobs involved in taking care of the Zoo's animals and creating a great experience for Zoo visitors. You'll get a chance to get down and dirty and creative with hands-on activities, animal demonstrations, & behind-the-scenes tours. We'll also give you a better understanding of the variety of zoo careers that are here at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

This full day camp is for children entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall.

Before Care 8-9 am
Price: $45.00
Get an early start and register your camper for Before Care from 8-9 am for the full week of camp.

After Care 4-5:30 pm
Price: $55.00
After Care is offered from 4-5:30 pm everyday after camp.

 
ZOO TROOP
Learning and growing is fun at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! These 4 week series encourages the development of important skills and values that will allow your child to interact with peers while fostering knowledge and respect for wildlife and wild places. Through age appropriate, skill and wonder-building hands-on activities, close encounters with animals, Zoo hikes, and child-led projects, children learn biological concepts and become curious to explore the world around them and find their own answers. Come to Zoo Troop, where children can let their imagination run wild!

New skills and experiences are learned in each 4-week Zoo Troop series. Newcomers are welcome to sign up for each new series.

Please note: The Zoo cannot prorate Zoo Troop fees and gift certificates will not be issued for missed classes. Full refunds will be issued only if the Zoo is given at least two weeks' notice. Otherwise, participants who withdraw from Zoo Troop will receive a gift certificate which never expires and may be used for any Zoo camps or classes.

Toddlers: Oh Baby!
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Do you look like your mommy and daddy? Animal babies look like their mommy and daddy too! Join us while we match up mom and baby, using our voices and bodies to act like animals in the classroom and around the Zoo. Grownups will learn with us, as we watch animals in action, and learn about baby animals with our friends.

Steps:
  1. Discover animal babies by looking at different babies and their parents.
  2. Meet animals up close and identify if they are a baby or adult animal.
  3. Make new friends by practicing communication, sharing, and caring.
  4. Understand that animals will grow to be an adult.
Purpose:
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will be able to match up animal babies to their parents.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday for four weeks.

Toddlers: I Spy...
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Our world is full of places to discover and explore and our toddlers are doing just that! Join us for a four week series as we explore our world by getting out into the Zoo and looking up, down, and all around! You and your child will explore the outdoors, meeting animals who live in the water, underground, in the soil, and way up into the sky. Each week we'll discover these animals through live encounters, Zoo hikes, and dramatic and exploratory play, in our own Education back yard.

STEPS:
1. Discover the words we use to describe nature
2. Identify animals and how they may be the same or different from one another
3. Use our senses to explore our surroundings
4. Develop senses of wonder and curiosity and our world and friends

PURPOSE:
When I have finished this series, I will have discovered that animals can live up in the sky, in the trees, or under the ground.

Pre-K: Born Wild
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
What is it like to be a baby animal? Some need more tender love and care than others, but they all need food, water, and protection to survive! Join us as we learn about the most precious time of an animal's life, where a baby will learn the most essential lessons from mom and dad! We will meet some beautiful babies face to face, out in the Zoo, and in the classroom.

STEPS:
1. Discover what an animal baby needs to survive
2. Meet animals up close and understand what they need to live
3. Make new friends and learn to share with them
4. Discover if animal baby needs are similar or different to ours

PURPOSE:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will be able to understand what it takes for babies to survive either with the help of mom or own their own.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday for four weeks.

Pre-K: The Art of Nature
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
It's time to use our creativity to explore the great outdoors! Come outside with us to create our own art projects, and discover the fascinating art palette nature has to offer! Each week of our series we will meet animals face-to-face inside and around the Zoo, as we get hands-on with nature in our own backyard!.

Steps
1. Discover how we can paint and play with nature
2. Identify animals and how they may be the same or different from one another
3. Use our senses to explore our surroundings
4. Develop friendships and learn to share our space with them

Purpose
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have had FUN playing and discovering that I can create art with nature.
Session Pre-K: The Art of Natu: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 - Sat, Jul 29, 2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM   (5 AVAIL)

Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Play!
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
What is your favorite game to play on the playground? Have you ever played hide-and-seek or hopscotch? You may be surprised to discover that some animals are born knowing what to do while others play games in order to learn important lessons for survival! During this four-week series, we'll take a closer look at the role of play in how baby animals learn the skills they need to survive as adults.

Steps:
1. Investigate the different ways animals learn to survive in their environment
2. Discover how playing can be an important (and fun!) way babies learn
3. Learn new lessons through play just like our favorite animal babies
4. Make new friends and have fun together!

Purpose:
When I finish this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed a curiosity to explore the natural world through an understanding of how animals learn and grow.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday for four weeks.

1st-2nd Grade: Are You My Mother?
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
How are the lives of baby reptiles, mammals, birds and insects different? When you're an animal baby, everything from what you eat to where you live all depends on who raises you! This spring is a great time to check out the diversity of the Zoo's growing family. Join us as we meet animal friends, hike around the Zoo, and play games to see who raises our favorite animal babies.

Steps:
1. Discover who raises babies in the animal kingdom as well as here at the Zoo
2. Compare and contrast how different types of animal babies are raised
3. Gain confidence based on the knowledge you gain
4. Make new friends through teamwork

Purpose:
When I finish this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed knowledge of who raises a baby and an understanding of the differences between the lives of various baby animals.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday for four weeks.

3rd-4th Grade: My Wild Family Tree
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
What do tigers and ocelots have in common? How about painted dogs and wolves? Their wild family trees of course! With hikes, games, and classroom animal visitors, this four-week series will help us explore the parenting and family lifestyles of these wild animals and see if they have more in common than shared ancestry.

Steps:
1. Learn about characteristics that help scientists understand relatedness in species
2. Learn new words to describe parenting styles and family groupings
3. Discover how particular animals' parenting styles are the same or different
from others in their animal group
4. Test our skills at different animal parenting tasks
5. Make new friends and discover our voices as we learn together

Purpose:
When I finish this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have honed my observation and team working skills and have more knowledge about the similarities and differences in parenting styles and family groups in the animal kingdom.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday for four weeks.

5th-6th Grade: Raising Wild Ones
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
From baby parking to baby wearing, animals employ MANY different parenting styles. During this four-week series, participants will go on Zoo hikes, meet animals in the classroom, and engage in other fun activities that will help them explore the way that wild animal babies are raised and compare them to their own families.

Steps:
1. Investigate why different parenting styles work for different parents
2. Learn how to tell if a baby is precocial or altricial
3. Discover how non-human animal parenting styles are the same or different than those of humans
4. See how good we are at different animal parenting tasks
5. Make new friends and investigate animals and ideas together

Purpose:
When I finish this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed cooperative and team working skills and have more knowledge about the diversity of parenting styles, strategies, and adaptations in the animal kingdom.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday for four weeks.

7th & 8th Grade: Growing Up Wild
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Imagine going from newborn to adult in a year, a few months, or less than a month! Imagine being independent from birth or staying a baby until conditions are right to become an adult! Imagine having 200 brothers and sisters! In this 4-week series, we will learn all about the crazy variety that can be found among baby animals and why growing up in the animal kingdom is a wild and wonderful thing!

STEPS:
1. Discover and compare how long it takes different animals to mature
2. Investigate different parenting strategies in the animal kingdom
3. Understand the reasons behind high and low parental investment in wild animals
4. Identify the techniques employed by human parents and compare these to other animals
5. Make new friends and investigate animals and ideas together

PURPOSE:
When I finish this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed critical thinking, observation, and inquiry skills regarding how and why animals grow up the way they do and will build confidence in my own voice and ideas that I share.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday for four weeks.

High School: Animal Diversity Series
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $175.00
NEW FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Over the course of this series, high school students will study the evolution of Evolutionary Ecology, discuss the theories that together comprise "Darwinism," and discuss the basic framework of animal classification. Each class includes animal encounters, and parts II - V include peeks behind-the-scenes.

Part I: Evolutionary Ecology and Animal Classification: We will review the fascinating topics of Evolutionary Ecology and Animal Classification in a fun and hands-on way.

Part II: Insects and Their Allies and Life on Land with the Amphibians: Did you know arthropods are the most diverse group of animals on Earth and the amphibians are the most endangered class of animals? We will explore these often underappreciated and very diverse groups up close and personal, both in the classroom and in a peek behind-the-scenes.

Part III: Introduction to Reptiles: Snakes, alligators, lizards, and others are some of the most misunderstood animals in the world. Meet snakes, alligators, and study turtles in class and learn about these important members of the animal kingdom. We will have animal demonstrations in class, tour the Zoo, and peek-behind-the-scenes.

Part IV: Birds of the World: Birds are one of the easiest classes of animals to see in the wild. They are winged jewels, powerful predators, and avian specialists that can be easily observed by anyone who takes the time. Meet birds in the classroom, tour the Zoo, and peek behind-the-scenes.

Part V: Magnificent Mammals: This is a discussion of mammalian diversity and how this rather recently evolved class of animals has diversifies into numerous styles and strategies for survival. We will have in-class animal demonstrations and on-grou
Session High School: Animal Di: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 - Sat, Apr 29, 2017 1:00PM - 3:30PM   (5 AVAIL)

High Sch. I: Evolutionary Ecol. & Animal Class.
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
We will review the fascinating topics of Evolutionary Ecology and Animal Classification in a fun and hands-on way.
Session High School: Part 1: E: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 1:00PM - 3:30PM   (17 AVAIL)

High Sch. II: Insects & Their Allies & Amphibians
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
Did you know arthropods are the most diverse group of animals on Earth and the amphibians are the most endangered class of animals? We will explore these often underappreciated and very diverse groups up-close and personal, both in the classroom and in a peek behind-the-scenes.
Session High Sch. II: Insects : Sat, Apr 8, 2017 1:00PM - 3:30PM   AVAILABLE

High Sch. III: Introduction To Reptiles
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
Snakes, alligators, lizards, and others are some of the most misunderstood animals in the world. Meet snakes, alligators, and study turtles in class and learn about these important members of the animal kingdom. We will have animal demonstrations in class, tour the Zoo, and peek behind-the-scenes.
Session High Sch. III: Introdu: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 1:00PM - 3:30PM   (17 AVAIL)

High Sch. IV: Birds Of The World
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
Birds are one of the easiest classes of animals to see in the wild. they are winged jewels, powerful perdators and avian specialists that can be easily observed by anyone who takes the time. Meet birds in the classroom, tour the Zoo, and peek behind-the-scenes.
Session High Sch. IV: Birds Of: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 1:00PM - 3:30PM   (17 AVAIL)

High Sch. V: Magnificent Mammals
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
This is a discussion of mammalian diversity and how this rather recently evolved class of animals has diversified into numerous styles and strategies for survival. We will have in-class animal demonstrations and on-grounds tours, as well as a peek behind-the-scenes.
Session High Sch. V: Magnifice: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 1:00PM - 3:30PM   (17 AVAIL)

 
FAMILY PROGRAMS
These family-oriented programs explore wildlife through animal demonstrations and hikes though the Zoo as well as crafts or games in a manner that is sure to be fun for all ages. Please note that at least one adult must be registered with each family group. Children under 2 years old are free.

Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Hurray for Mom!
Regular Price: $12.00
Member Price: $8.00
Many animals (including humans) have close relationships with their mothers. From the gentle jaws of an alligator to the comfy pouch of a wallaby, come and learn about our Zoo moms as we prepare to celebrate all moms on tomorrow's holiday just for them.
Session Hurray for Mom!: Sat, May 13, 2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM   WAIT LIST

Family Night Hike: Hey Baby!
Regular Price: $12.00
Member Price: $8.00
The Zoo babies are here and they sure are cute! Come and learn some information about them such as their names, birthdays, and what their family lives are like. With some animal visitors in the classroom and an after-hours Zoo hike, we'll learn if there are any more babies on the way and why each birth at the Zoo is cause for celebration!

 
FAMILY OVERNIGHTS
These special evenings are designed for adults and children age 5 and up. Please note that at least one adult must be registered with each family group.

Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Family Twiga-African Tented Camp Overnight
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $75.00
NEW! Transport yourself to Africa druing this brand new tented camp overnight experience at the Zoo! Built on the edge of the newly expanded Giraffe exhibit, Twiga Tented Camp offers an intimate, high-end, authentic adventure at the Zoo including special encounters with African animals, unique behind the scenes tours, comfortable cots in safari tents, a continental breakfast, and so much more.

This overnight is for children in Kindergarten and up. At least one parent per family group is required to attend. PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM FEE IS PER PERSON.

Animal Adaptations Overnight
Regular Price: $40.00
Member Price: $35.00
Ever wonder why an owl has such big eyes or why an armadillo is covered in plates? Come find out what adaptations our animals need to survive in the wild! During the overnight, you will go behind-the-scenes, hike through the Zoo at night, and meet some animals with cool adaptations up close!

This overnight is for children 5 years old and up. At least one parent per family group is required to attend. PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM FEE IS PER PERSON.
Session Family Animal Adaptati: Sat, May 20, 2017 - Sun, May 21, 2017 6:00PM - 9:00AM   AVAILABLE

Sleep with the Manatees
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $40.00
Did you know that the Cincinnati Zoo is one of only two institutions outside of Florida that rescue and rehabilitate manatees? Come experience a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover with these gentle giants! During the overnight you will enjoy two sneak peeks behind the scenes, hike the Zoo at night, experience animal encounters and fall asleep with our resident manatees swimming at your feet.

This overnight is for children kindergarten and up. At least one parent per family group is required to attend. PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM FEE IS PER PERSON.
Session Sleep with the Manatee: Sat, May 20, 2017 - Sun, May 21, 2017 6:00PM - 9:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

 
ADULT PROGRAMS
For wildlife enthusiasts 15 and older, our in-depth adult classes provide thought-provoking learning along with a good time.

Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Part IV: Photo Safari - Wildlife
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
This workshop will blend technical expertise with knowledge of the Zoo's wildlife collection. Join us as we peruse the Zoo in search of great wildlife shots. What better place to learn all the tricks to take better wildlife images than a Zoo? Attendees should bring their camera and tripod if they have one.

 
GARDEN PROGRAMS
Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Container Gardening
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $50.00
In this workshop you will learn about potting soils, choosing the right plants, and how to care for a container garden. Included in the registration fee are the materials and plants necessary to create your own movable garden masterpieces. Dress appropriately - this is a hands-on class.
Session Container Gardening: Wed, May 24, 2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

 
BARROWS CONSERVATION LECTURE SERIES

Barrows Conservation Lecture Series
Regular Price: $56.00
Member Price: $48.00

The 2017 speakers for the 25th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series include:

  • Dr. David Morgan on Wednesday, March 1st at 7pm
  • Dr. Derek Lee & Monica Bond on Wednesday,March 29th at 7pm
  • Dr. Craig Packer on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 pm
  • Joel Sartore on Wednesday, May 31st at 7 pm

Purchase the entire four part lecture series here and save, or select individual lectures below.

PLEASE NOTE: To purchase multiple series tickets, you must register one person at a time. Click the BACK TO SHOPPING button to add your next registrant.


Dr. Craig Packer
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $13.00
Danger Management: Conserving lions on a Crowded Continent

Craig Packer is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. He first went to East Africa in 1972 as a field assistant to Jane Goodall and returned to Gombe in 1974-75 to conduct his PhD research on olive baboons. After a brief study of Japanese macaques in Hakusan National Park, he returned to Tanzania in 1978 to head the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Lion Projects. His book, "Into Africa," won the John Burroughs Medal in 1995, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Over the past dozen years, he has served as an official member of the Tanzanian Delegation to CITES, founded an NGO to measure the effectiveness of Foreign Aid projects in rural Africa, established a large-scale citizen-science project ("Snapshot Serengeti") and advised several national
governments on lion conservation. He has published over 150 scientific papers, and his new book, "Lions in the Balance: Man-eaters, manes and men with guns," was published in Sept. 2015.
Session Dr. Craig Packer: Wed, May 3, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM   WAIT LIST

Joel Sartore
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $13.00
Building the Photo Ark

Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat. "It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we're actually saving ourselves."

Please Note: This lecture will be held in Peacock Pavilion.
Session Joel Sartore: Wed, May 31, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM   WAIT LIST

 
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