Ages 13-17

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Financial assistance is available for Zoo Camps.

Zoo Forensic Files    SOLD OUT   
Members $131; Non-members $147 
August 8-12, 1-4:30 pm
Discover the fascinating world of forensic zoology. Learn how animals can help solve crimes through hands-on experiments, special guests and real-life case studies!

Teen Wild Photographer  SOLD OUT
Members $142; Non-members $168
June 27-July 1, 9 am-12:30 pm
Learn how to take great digital photos through behind-the-scenes access and animal close encounters. Then participate in your own photo exhibition! Note: Students must provide their own digital cameras, memory card(s) and batteries.

Keeper for a Week
Members $131; Non-members $147 
July 25-29, 9 am-12:30 pm    SOLD OUT
August 1-5, 9 am-12:30 pm  
August 15-19, 9 am-12:30 pm
Scoop poop, prepare animal diets and meet new animal friends as you discover all of the fun (and work) of life as a Zookeeper.

Marine Biologist for a Week
Members $131; Non-members $147 
July 18-22, 9 am-12:30 pm   SOLD OUT
August 8-12, 9 am-12:30 pm
Spend time with the sharks, prepare food for the community tank, and meet marine mammal trainers in this one-of-a-kind career exploration.
Contact 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.