5th - 7th Grade Graduates

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Financial assistance
is available for Zoo Camps.                              

Jr. Vet Tech (NEW!)   
(turn into all-day adventure)
July 31-August 4, 1-4:30 pm  SESSION FULL - Email for wait list
August 21-25, 1-4:30 pm   
SESSION FULL - Email for wait list
Thinking of becoming a veterinarian or veterinary technician? Explore the medical side of the zoo and learn what it takes to be a zoo doctor.

If I Ran the Zoo
(turn into all-day adventure)
July 24-28, 9 am-12:30 pm
August 21-25, 9 am-12:30 pm

Discover how much fun (and work) running a zoo can be!  Go on rounds, design an exhibit, and compete in a team enrichment project. 

Jr. Zookeeper
(turn into all-day adventure)
July 24-28, 1-4:30 pm
Explore what it’s like to be a zookeeper. Get some hands-on experience, win prizes in special competitions and learn about this exciting and challenging career!

Contact reserve@pdza.org for registration and additional information.  
All participants must submit a Participant Form before camp begins.
Read our program policies.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has proudly joined the Tacoma Summer Learning Collaborative, a new network of community organizations committed to providing summer learning opportunities for children and youth.

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