- Mon-Fri8 AM–Noon
At the ZooDirections
Join us for an in-depth look at what zookeepers do on a daily basis by spending one week of your summer with us. Students will work directly with animals in the Farms, develop public speaking skills, and explore all areas of the Zoo. This program runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon for one week.
Ticket sales for Zooniversity end on Friday at 1 PM before your chosen class begins on Monday.
To register, click the appropriate link below, select your start date and add class to your cart.
- Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2 – SOLD OUT
- Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16
- Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23 – SOLD OUT
- Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30
With a guardian and before their scheduled session, each registered student must view an orientation video. A link to the video will be provided in an informational email once registration is complete. The email will be sent to you from the education department and is separate from your payment confirmation and program ticket. The information email will also include all paperwork that must be filled out prior to the beginning of the session. Students must bring this paperwork with them on the first day of class in order to participate.
Students who fail to bring their paperwork or who have not yet watched the orientation video will be charged a $15 individual orientation fee. Students may not begin participation in class until they have watched the orientation video and submitted all paperwork. Students will not make up class time missed for their individual orientation session.
Face masks will be required for all students for the duration of the program. Students should bring a water bottle with their name on it as there is currently no access to water fountains in the zoo. Students will be dropped off and picked up outside the Cargill Learning Center. Students will be asked to complete a short wellness questionnaire and temperature check prior to entering class.
Each person who attends class must have a ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door on the first day of class. All classes take place rain or shine. All reservations are final. Tickets may not be copied or resold and may be used only once. No cancellations, refunds, rain checks, or exchanges; tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused.