Cub Club, for 5- to 7-year-olds, offers a series of themed camps that give children the opportunity to explore the world of animals through hands-on activities, theater, stories, games, and art projects. Each camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $25 per child.
o Animal Babies - Saturday, April 13
o Mini Migrators - Saturday, May 11
o Interesting Insects - Saturday, June 8
Junior Zookeepers, for 8- to 11-year-olds, offer older kids the opportunity to explore the animal kingdom in greater depth. Spring break is right around the corner and Springtime at the Zoo is a great way to celebrate the season. This session boasts four consecutive days of fun exploring the world of insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals through activities and games. Springtime at the Zoo will be held Tuesday, April 9 - Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon ($70 per child).
Family ZooSnooze is an overnight adventure at the zoo for families who are looking for a really wild experience (children 5 and up). Participants will play games that explore nocturnal animal adaptations, visit the zoo animals to observe their nocturnal behavior, tell stories around the campfire, visit with a special zoo ambassador and camp out overnight on zoo grounds. In the morning, families will enjoy breakfast with the primates - an experience not to be missed. This is the second year the zoo is offering families the rare chance to overnight at the zoo on Friday, June 21 starting at 6 p.m. to Saturday, June 22 at 9 a.m. ($65 per child and adult). Reserve your space early, this offering is expected to fill up quickly.
”Nothing makes me happier than hearing a child share their love of an animal at the zoo and their inspiration to protect that animal in the wild,” said Amber Neilson, the zoo’s education supervisor.
Spring registration is currently open. To learn more about the zoo’s education programs and to download a brochure, visit www.sequoiaparkzoo.net or contact Amber Neilson, education supervisor at 707-441-4217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect, and passion for wildlife. Established in 1907, Sequoia Park Zoo is the oldest zoo in California and one of the smallest accredited zoos in the country. The zoo is located at 3414 W St. in Eureka. For more information, visit: www.sequoiaparkzoo.net.