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Summer Learning Adventures

Check back in 2019 for all new Summer Learning Adventures.

Themes

Each class will focus on a different conservation theme, where kids will have fun, spend time in the Zoo, and learn ways to connect to nature. Each class is uniquely different – for example, kids signed up for Flock A and B or Herd A and B during the same week will be learning and doing different activities in each class.

A limited number of Learning Adventures t-shirts will be available for only $10 (plus tax).

Registration Fees

$55 for members, $75 for non-members

Zooniversity & Zookeeper Apprentice Program: $120 for members, $140 for nonmembers

3-5 Year-Olds

June 4–8
Give a Helping Hand – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Give a Helping Hand – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

June 11–15
Home Sweet Home – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Home Sweet Home – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

June 18–22
Outdoor Adventures – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Adventures – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

June 25–29
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 9–13
Give a Helping Hand – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Give a Helping Hand – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 16–20
Home Sweet Home – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Home Sweet Home – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 23–27
Outdoor Adventurers – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Adventurers – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 30–August 3
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Flock A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Flock B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Register   and note our cancellation policy.

6-9 Year-Olds

June 4–8
Give a Helping Hand – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Give a Helping Hand – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

June 11–15
Home Sweet Home – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Home Sweet Home – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

June 18–22
Outdoor Adventures – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Adventures – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

June 25–29
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 9–13
Give a Helping Hand – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Give a Helping Hand – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 16–20
Home Sweet Home – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Home Sweet Home – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 23–27
Outdoor Adventurers – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Adventurers – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 30–August 3
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Herd A: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction – Herd B: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Register   and note our cancellation policy.

Junior Zookeeper

Ages 10–12

June 4–8
Junior Zookeeper – Art in the Zoo: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Wild Encounters: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Junior Zookeeper – Farms and Australia/South America Mammals: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

June 11–15
Junior Zookeeper – Horticulture and Elephants: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Veterinary Medicine: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Junior Zookeeper – Farms and Australia/South America Mammals: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

June 18–22
Junior Zookeeper – Birds: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Amphibians and Reptiles: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Junior Zookeeper – North America and Downing Gorilla Forest: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

June 25–29
Junior Zookeeper – Horticulture and Elephants: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Art in the Zoo: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

July 9–13
Junior Zookeeper – Birds: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Career Exploration: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Junior Zookeeper – Veldt: giraffe, hippo, and rhino: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

July 16–20
Junior Zookeeper – The Touchables: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Career Exploration: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Junior Zookeeper – North America and Downing Gorilla Forest: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

July 23–27
Junior Zookeeper – The Touchables: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Veterinary Medicine: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Junior Zookeeper – Veldt: giraffe, hippo, and rhino: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

July 30–August 3
Junior Zookeeper – Birds: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Junior Zookeeper – Amphibians and Reptiles: 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Register   and note our cancellation policy.

Play Care

Students may stay at the Zoo by registering for care before, between or after summer school classes. Children ages four and older can enjoy activities and Zoo walks during this time. A snack and animal experience will be provided in all care after 8:30 a.m. There is a maximum of 15 children per session.

Early drop-off or late pick up

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. or 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., or 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
$35.00 each session/week per child for five days

Between classes

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
$18.00 each session/week per child for five days

Zooniversity

Age 13

Join us for an in-depth look at what keepers do on a daily basis by spending two weeks 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.

Full Details Zooniversity More Info

Zookeeper Apprentice Program

Ages 14-17

This is the first level in an exciting, four-part program for teens at Sedgwick County Zoo. All students 14-17 years old will start in Level 1, learning basic animal husbandry and the inner workings of a modern zoo.

Full Details Zookeeper Apprentice Program More Info

Guests with special needs are welcome. Please contact the education department for more information.

For the safety and comfort of other participants, we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone with a fever or who is noticeably sick.

Classes meet in the Cargill Learning Center unless otherwise noted. For safety, please pick up and drop off by entering the building. Space is limited, therefore pre-registration is required. Please contact Cargill Learning Center at 266-8213 for more information. Classes take place rain or shine. Please remember, for everyone’s safety and enjoyment all class participants must meet age requirements – no older or younger siblings allowed, including infants.

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