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Summer Learning Adventures

Sedgwick County Zoo offers Summer Learning Adventures for kids age 4 years old through 17 years old.

If you have questions about Summer Learning Adventures that may affect enrollment, including whether a class is appropriate for your child, please contact us before purchase. You may either email zooeducation@scz.org or call us at 316-266-8213. No class transfers or refunds.

All participants in Summer Learning Adventures classes spend time outside. Please plan for the weather when enrolling your child in summer classes at the Zoo.

Each class may be divided into smaller groups for the week.

Class Themes for Age 4-12 years

Classes for children ages 4-9 years take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Junior Zoo Kids classes take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Classes begin and end in the Cargill Learning Center. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Classes take place rain or shine. All sales are final. No class transfers or refunds.

Fees for ages 4-12 years

$90 for members or $110 for non-members per week of class

Ticket sales close at 12:00 noon on Friday before your chosen class begins on Monday.

Terms and Conditions: Each person over the age of six months who attends any education program must have a ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All classes take place rain or shine. Your purchase serves as your permission for use of your image by Sedgwick County Zoo. All reservations are final. Ticket may not be copied or resold and may be used only once. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. No refunds.

All sales are final. No class transfers or refunds. We do not offer a wait-list option for Education programs.

Play Care

Play Care is available for students 4 – 12 years old when purchasing tickets for Summer Learning Adventures. Play Care must be purchased at the same time as Summer Learning Adventure classes. Play Care cannot be added separately at a later time.

Before Care
Early drop-off care is available from 7:30-9 a.m. for students enrolled in Summer Learning Adventures. Children will enjoy activities and Zoo walks during this time. Space is limited. Fee is $50 for one week of care.

Between Care
Students enrolled in two sections of Junior Zoo Kids in the same week may stay between classes under the care of Education Department staff. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch each day that does not need to be refrigerated. Between Care is offered 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee is $50 for one week of care.

Teen Programs

Looking for programs for Teens age 13-17? Click here.

Educational Goals and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

To review our Educational Goals for Summer Learning Adventures and answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.

Learning Adventures Behavior Policy and Code of Conduct

To ensure a productive, safe and fun environment, appropriate behavior is expected of all of our Learning Adventures participants.  Please review the following expectations with your child before their adventures begin.  

Please review our Behavior Policy and Code of Conduct before attending your Summer Learning Adventure.

Participant Waiver

Once you have purchased a ticket for any class for which the participant is dropped off, you will receive an email with a link to the required waiver. Each participant must have a waiver on file with the Education Department prior to the beginning of class. The waiver also may be found here.

Class themes, dates and times

click members or non-members to the right of the class you’d like to purchase.

Ticket sales close at 12:00 noon on Friday before your chosen class.

If you have questions about Summer Learning Adventures that may affect enrollment, including whether a class is appropriate for your child, please contact us before purchase. You may either email zooeducation@scz.org or call us at 316-266-8213. No class transfers or refunds.

June 3-7

ageclass nametimeregister
4-5 Conservation Heroes9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
6-9 Conservation Heroes9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Citizen Science9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Farms & North America12:30-3 p.m.SOLD OUT
2024

June 10-14

AgeClass NameTimeregister
4-5 Outdoor Adventurers9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
6-9 Outdoor Adventurers9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Mammals9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024

June 17-21

AgeClass NameTimeregister
4-5 SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
6-9 SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Ectotherms9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Zoo Careers12:30-3 p.m.MEMBERSNON-MEMBERS
Classes will meet on June 19, 2024, Juneteenth.

June 24-28

AgeClass NameTimeregister
4-5 Be a Force for Nature9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
6-9 Be a Force for Nature9-11:30 a.m.MEMBERSNON-MEMBERS
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Aquatics9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024

July 8-12

AgeClass NameTimeregister
4-5 Conservation Heroes9-11:30 a.m.MembersNon-Members
6-9 Conservation Heroes9-11:30 a.m.MEMBERSNON-MEMBERS
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Veterinary Medicine9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Art in the Zoo12:30-3 p.m.SOLD OUT
2024

July 15-19

AgeClass NameTimeregister
4-5 Outdoor Adventurers9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
6-9 Outdoor Adventurers9-11:30 a.m.MEMBERSNON-MEMBERS
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Mammals9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024

July 22-26

AgeClass NameTimeregister
4-5 SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction9-11:30 a.m.MembersNon-Members
6-9 SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction9-11:30 a.m.MEMBERSNON-MEMBERS
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Birds9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Africa12:30-3 p.m.MEMBERSNON-MEMBERS

July 29 – August 2

AgeClass NameTimeregister
4-5 Be a Force for Nature9-11:30 a.m.MembersNon-Members
6-9 Be a Force for Nature9-11:30 a.m.MEMBERSNON-MEMBERS
10-12 Junior Zoo Kids: Aquatics9-11:30 a.m.SOLD OUT
2024

Tickets

To purchase a ticket, click MEMBERS or NONMEMBER above next to the class of your choice or click the appropriate link below, select your start date, and add the class or class + play care to your cart.

Ticket purchases close at 12:00 noon on Friday before your chosen class.

Terms and Conditions: Each person over the age of six months who attends any education program must have a ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All classes take place rain or shine. Your purchase serves as your permission for use of your image by Sedgwick County Zoo. All reservations are final. Ticket may not be copied or resold and may be used only once. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. No refunds.

AgeMembersNonMembers
4-5 MEMBER TICKETSNON-MEMBER TICKETS
6-9MEMBER TICKETSNON-MEMBER TICKETS
10-12 MEMBER TICKETSNON-MEMBER TICKETS

JUNIOR ZOO KIDS THEMES

Students in Junior Zoo Kids should plan to wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.

 Teen Programs

Conservation Academy

Ages 13-17

Join us for an exciting hands-on look at conservation! In Conservation Academy, students will have the opportunity to assist with multiple Citizen Science projects and learn the basics of environmental interpretation.

Zooniversity

Ages 13-17

Zookeeper Apprentice Program

Ages 14-17

Introductory ZAP is the first level of our Zookeeper Apprentice Program.

Guests with special needs are welcome. Please contact the Education Department for more information. If you have questions about Summer Learning Adventures that may affect enrollment, including whether a class is appropriate for your child, please contact us before purchase. You may either email zooeducation@scz.org or call us at 316-266-8213. No class transfers or refunds.

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.

Please remember, for everyone’s safety and enjoyment all class participants must meet age requirements; no older or younger siblings allowed, including infants.

To review our Educational Goals for Summer Learning Adventures and answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact the Education Department at ZooEducation@scz.org.

Terms and Conditions: Each person over the age of six months who attends any education program must have a ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All classes take place rain or shine. Your purchase serves as your permission for use of your image by Sedgwick County Zoo. All reservations are final. Ticket may not be copied or resold and may be used only once. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. No refunds.

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