Ages 13-17

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Financial assistance is available for Zoo Camps.

Teen Wild Researcher
Members $150; Non-members $175 
July 10-14, 9 am-12:30 pm    SESSION FULL - Email for wait list
Explore field biology by using the zoo and park as your personal laboratory.  Learn real scientific techniques and gain experience using camera traps, GPS and other tools of science.

Teen Wild Photographer 
Members $150; Non-members $175
August 14-18, 1-4:30 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 $135; Non-members $150 
July 31-August 4, 9 am-12:30 pm    SESSION FULL - Email for wait list  
August 7-11, 9 am-12:30 pm  
August 21-25, 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 $135; Non-members $150 
July 24-28, 9 am-12:30 pm    SESSION FULL - Email for wait list  
August 14-18, 9 am-12:30 pm   
SESSION FULL - Email for wait list 
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.