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Jr. Zookeeper Club at Stone Zoo

Each standalone Jr. Zookeeper Club session will focus on a different theme, and participants will get the opportunity to learn about the animals in our Zoo and what it takes to work with them. These programs are offered to children ages 11-13.

Taught by Zoo educators, classes include hands-on activities, discussion, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences. Each program includes progressive program topics focused on teaching students about working with Zoo animals and what paths to take in order to work at the Zoo one day!

February: Education

Each time you visit the Zoo for a program, whether it's ZooCamp, a program with your school, or even Jr. Zookeeper club, you're met with an educator! Our job is to connect YOU to the natural world. Join us for our February session to get a closer look at the life of an educator at the Zoo!

Date: February 10

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Age: 11-13 years old (grades 6-8)

Capacity: 12

Price: $65 for members, $75 for non-members

Register for February Session

March: Veterinarians

The Zoo’s veterinarians have to evaluate, diagnose and understand every animal in the Zoo! From our smallest animals, like poison dart frogs, gila monsters, and rosy boas, to our largest creatures, including giraffes, gorillas, and jaguars, veterinarians provide care for them all! Today, we’ll try our best to understand just what it takes to be a Zoo veterinarian.

Date: March 10

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Age: 11-13 years old (grades 6-8)

Capacity: 12

Price: $65 for members, $75 for non-members

Register for March Session

April: Plants

The Zoo’s conservation team has a really important job protecting native wildlife like Blanding’s turtles, wood turtles and various species of salamanders. Another really important aspect of their job that we don’t talk about very often is their work to plant wildflowers and otherwise help to take care of various plants. Join us to learn about all the important work we do to save wildlife.

Date: April 6

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Age: 11-13 years old (grades 6-8)

Capacity: 12

Price: $65 for members, $75 for non-members

Register for April Session

May: Research

When people think of the mission or purpose of a Zoo, they often think of education or conservation, but what's also included is research! In today’s class we'll learn just what kinds of research happens in Zoos.

Date: May 12

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Age: 11-13 years old (grades 6-8)

Capacity: 12

Price: $65 for members, $75 for non-members

Register for May Session

Class Size and Safety Information

  • Classes will be limited to 12 participants and held indoors, with certain activities and zoo walks that will be held outdoors.
  • Face masks are optional during this program. We encourage thorough hand-washing and provide opportunities to wash and sanitize hands throughout the duration of the program.
  • Due to new COVID-19 regulations, we are not able to offer opportunities to touch any of our ambassador animals that we will be meeting.
  • Parent/guardian and unregistered sibling/friend attendance is not permitted.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations may be made more than two weeks prior to the program and will receive a 75% refund
  • A transfer to a similar program may be possible if requested at least 48 hours in advance. A small fee will be charged for any change in your registration.
  • No refunds will be given to no-shows
  • To cancel or request a transfer please contact the Education Department at SZcamp@zoonewengland.org