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Zookeeper Academy

July 17 - 18, 2021 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Learn what it takes to be a zookeeper.
Free with admission. July 17-18

Get a little wild.

Caring for animals

What does a keeper do to care for wild animals? Learn from our keepers themselves at Zookeeper Academy through keeper chats and a self-guided junior Zookeeper challenge!
Keeper Chats:

  • 1:30pm Sat. Cougars
  • 2pm Sun. Grizzlies
Could YOU be a zookeeper?

Do the Junior Zookeeper Challenge and find out! Self-guided activities around the park include:

  • A balance beam - Keepers must be sure-footed to work in all kinds of terrain
  • Log rolling - Keepers must use their muscles to arrange "furniture" animal habitats to keep them new, fresh and exciting
  • Poo Pick Up - Not glamorous, but a vital part of the job
  • Diet Prep - Practice sorting proper diets for different animals
Meet our keepers!

What's it like to be a real zookeeper? Here's your chance to find out. (Hint: It's more than just poop.)
Come meet our keepers, spot their stories around the park or read them here.

Read Haley's story>


Read Wendi's story>


Read Dave's story>

Meet some of our keepers