Zoo Educational Opportunities
NEW! Stories and Stuffies
Bring your favorite stuffed animal, book, and blanket for story time at Sequoia Park Zoo! Parents and young children are invited to join education staff in Secrets of the Forest on the first Wednesday of every month from 11:00am – noon for curated stories and quiet activities. Activity is included with paid admission.
Welcome to Nature Exchange!
Sequoia Park Zoo invites guests of all ages to become stewards of the environment through the new Nature Exchange program! Bring in items found in nature, such as driftwood, rocks, empty shells, and redwood cones, and earn points to redeem on different nature items, like porcupine quills and antler sheds. In searching for things to collect and trade, Junior Naturalists will develop observation and deductive reasoning skills, thoughtfully consider the effects of their actions, and learn the ethics of responsible collecting.
Nature Exchange is open from 11:00am-1:00pm the first Saturday of every month, starting in October. Call Kate in the Education Department at (707) 441-4217 for more information.
NEW Fall Classes!
Come spend your Saturday morning with us learning about all the wonders that nature has to offer. Each camp is just $25 and is limited to 15 children, so don’t delay…sign up today! Please click on the class link below to register online, or download the application and sign up at the zoo ticket booth. For more information, please call the Education Dept at 707-441-4217.
Cub Club: Ages 5-7; all classes 10:00am – 12:00pm
- October 7 – ‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’ No need to be afraid of the critters creeping around after dark; we just need to shine some light on the situation. Join us as we illuminate the mysteries and learn the truth about some creepy crawly critters.
- November 4 – ‘What’s for Lunch?’ Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores – Oh My! Feeding the animals at the Zoo is no easy task and each animal has its own special diet. We’ll take a behind the scenes look at what goes in to preparing lunch for our animal ambassadors and observe an animal feeding.
- December 2 – ‘Wildlife in Winter’ Nature doesn’t take a holiday and while we stay cozy indoors the wildlife around us are changing with the seasons. Hibernate? Migrate? Tolerate? What would you chose?
Jr. Zookeepers: Ages 8-11; all classes 10:00am – 12:00pm
- October 14 – ‘Bat-ology 101’ They hang around all day and fly around all night. If these winged mammals make you nervous and you think that they’re no good, come hang around the lab with us and find out how they’re misunderstood.
- November 11 – ‘A Feast for the Senses’ Explore how keepers engage their animals’ senses through diet, training and enrichment. From physical feats to tasty treats see how your senses stack up against our animal ambassadors’.
- December 9 – ‘Wild Weather & Extreme Adaptations’ While temperatures drop and rain falls, nature presses on through it all. Discover how plants and animals work smarter and harder to overcome the challenges extreme climates present.
Coming Soon: Winter Camp! January 2-5, 10:00am – 3:00pm; $80
Mark your calendars. Registration and themes will be announced soon.
Cub Club (Ages 5-7) Cub Club is a wild adventure for the young explorer. During each class we learn about animals through intimate encounters, hands-on exploration, theater, storybooks, art and more.
Jr. Zookeepers (Ages 8-11) Hands-on learning about animals including caring for, feeding and making special treats for our zoo ambassadors. Camps cater to diverse learners and always include arts, physical movement and multi-sensory exploration.