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Summer Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Class Themes

Registration Fees

$75 for members, $95 for non-members

Class dates and times

June 10-14

Age Class Name Time
3-5  Give a Helping Hand 9 – 11:30 a.m.
6-9  Give a Helping Hand 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Wild Encounters 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Farms and Downing Gorilla Forest 12:30 – 3 p.m.

June 17-21 – New Evening Classes!

Age Class Name Time
3-5  Outdoor Adventurers 6 – 8:30 p.m.
6-9  Outdoor Adventurers 6 – 8:30 p.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Citizen Science 6 – 8:30 p.m.

June 24-28

Age Class Name Time
3-5  SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction 9 – 11:30 a.m.
6-9  SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Ectotherms 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: N. America, Australia/S. America 12:30 – 3 p.m.

July 8-12 – New Evening Classes!

Age Class Name Time
3-5  Home Sweet Home 6 – 8:30 p.m.
6-9  Home Sweet Home 6 – 8:30 p.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Zookeeper 101 6 – 8:30 p.m.

July 15-19

Age Class Name Time
3-5  Give a Helping Hand 9 – 11:30 a.m.
6-9  Give a Helping Hand 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Veterinary Medicine 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Career Exploration 12:30 – 3 p.m.

July 22-26

Age Class Name Time
3-5  Home Sweet Home 9 – 11:30 a.m.
6-9  Home Sweet Home 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Birds 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Art in the Zoo 12:30 – 3 p.m.

July 29 – Aug. 2

Age Class Name Time
3-5  Outdoor Adventurers 9 – 11:30 a.m.
6-9  Outdoor Adventurers 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Horticulture and Elephants 9 – 11:30 a.m.
10-12  Junior Zookeeper: Veldt – Giraffe, Hippo, Rhino 12:30 – 3 p.m.

To register, click the button below. Use the calendar to first choose the date of your session, then the age group. Please note our cancellation policy.

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Play Care

Students may stay at the Zoo by registering for care before or after summer school classes. There is a maximum of 15 children per session.

Early drop-off: 7:30 – 9 a.m. – $40/child for the 5-day session

After class care: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – $35/child for the 5-day session

Zooniversity

Age 13

Join us for an in-depth look at what keepers do on a daily basis during this week-long session. Students will work directly with animals in the Farms, develop public speaking skills, and explore all areas of the Zoo.

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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 will start in Level 1, learning about basic animal husbandry and the inner workings of a modern zoo during these two-week sessions.

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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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