Ages 13-17

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Financial assistance is available for Zoo Camps.

Zoo Forensic Files (NEW!)   Session Full
(turn into all-day adventure)
Members $131; Non-members $147 
August 10-14, 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 Researcher
Members $194; Non-members $221 
July 6-10, 9 am-12:30 pm
Explore field biology by using the zoo and park as your personal laboratory. Learn real scientific techniques and design your own research project using camera traps, GPS, and other tools of science.

Keeper for a Week  Sessions Full
       Members $131; Non-members $147 
July 27-31, 9 am-12:30 pm 
August 3-7, 9 am-12:30 pm
August 17-21, 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  Session Full
(turn into all-day adventure)
Members $131; Non-members $147 
July 13-17, 9 am-12:30 pm
August 10-14, 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.
Call (253) 591-5333 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.