Zoo Camps & Educational Opportunities
Family Nature Club
Family Nature Club is designed to get adults and children outside, sharing in the benefits of being in nature. Each session includes hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, an animal encounter or behind-the-scenes experience, and a take home craft. Activities are geared towards children 3 – 9 years old, however all ages are welcome. Each session meets from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
$25.00 registration covers 1 ADULT and 1 CHILD; an additional person (adult or child) is $15.00. A minimum of 1 adult for every 2 children is required. Children under 3 are permitted with paying adult and are not subject to additional person fee. Members receive a 10% discount. Registration Form
December 15th – Wildlife in Winter & Nature Ornaments
Join us over winter break as we go on a brand new adventure exploring the life, adaptations, and habitats of animals of the land, air and sea. Sign up for one, two or all three days! Each age group explores a similar theme with their own lessons, games and activities.
$25/day – nonmembers * $22.50/day – members * 10 am – 3 pm
Cub Club: ages 5-7 CC Reg form
Jr. Zookeepers: ages 8-11 JZ Reg form
Wednesday, January 2: Wildlife Quest: Life on Land
From mountain peaks to underground tunnels, the lush rainforest to the arid desert – life on land can look very different. Investigate the habitat extremes found on land and the amazing animals that have adapted to survive there.
Thursday, January 3: Wildlife Quest: Under the Sea
Ocean exploration is like traveling to another world with life surviving at amazing depths, extreme temperatures and gargantuan sizes. What secrets are found beneath the waves?
Friday, January 4: Wildlife Quest: The Sky Above
Wings have allowed for birds, bats, and bugs to expand their world and take to the sky. This has resulted in impressive feats of aerial acrobatics, high speed dives and pin point navigation that continue to amaze and inspire.
Registration: (Online registration is currently unavailable)
- In person: stop by the Ticket Booth to complete a registration form. Payment accepted – cash, check, credit card.
- Mail: mail in a completed registration form with check payment to Sequoia Park Zoo, Attn: Education Dept., 3414 W Street, Eureka, CA 95503. Checks payable to: City of Eureka
- Email/phone: email a completed registration form to ten.o1544636925ozkra1544636925paiou1544636925qes@n1544636925oitac1544636925ude1544636925, once form is received a payment can be made with a credit card over the phone.
Stories and Stuffies
Parents and young children are invited to join education staff in Secrets of the Forest on the first Wednesday of each month between September and May from 11:00am – noon for curated stories and quiet activities. Activity is included with paid admission. Stories and Stuffies is on summer vacation for the months of June, July and August. Stories and Stuffies will also be taking a holiday break for January 2019.
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 on the first Saturday of every month. Call Kate in the Education Department at (707) 441-4217 for more information.
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.