Educational Adventures

Looking for a wild adventure this summer? The Zoo offers so much to do: Spend a fun-filled day at camp, sleep with the sharks on an overnight Zoo Snooze, or become a Keeper or Marine Biologist for a day!

Call (253) 591-5333 to register for a program.


Summer Camps for All Ages
Perfect for budding scientists, artists, explorers, and photographers, Summer Camps offer something for everyone! Read program descriptions to find a camp that matches the interests of your child.

Explore the Zoo
Day-long Discover Nature programs, geared toward children ages 8-12, focus on exploring nature and wildlife through fun and engaging activities and hands-on lessons. Choose from Junior Zookeeper, Junior Aquarist, or Treasure Hunters.

Camps for Young Children
Critter Club programs, designed just for tots (ages 3-4), feature fun stories, hands-on activities, crafts, and a special animal appearance. Zoo 4 U programs, designed for ages 5-7, will introduce your child to fun Zoo animals through activities, crafts, and animal surprises.

Zoo After Dark
Enjoy an evening of adventure with a Zoo Snooze! Explore the secret world of the Zoo after dark, dive into hands-on activities, and learn more about your favorite Zoo animals. Book privately for group events or choose a public Zoo Snooze date to meet new friends.

Career Discovery
Are you a teen or adult interested in working with animals? See what it takes with an all-day, exclusive Career Discovery Program! Choose between Keeper for a Day and Marine Biologist for a Day.