Senior Guides (ages 15-18 and grades 10-12)

In order to apply for the Senior Guide program you must first successfully complete at least one summer season with the Zoo Guides.

Senior Guides have been chosen based on their experience, knowledge, and leadership abilities. These dedicated and talented high school students can be found all across Zoo grounds throughout the entire year.

Senior Guides perform all the duties expected of Zoo Guides and...

  • Work closely with Junior Guides to provide interpretive activities to the Guests of PDZA.
  • Have the opportunity to help with zoo-wide Special Events all year.
  • Have the opportunity to help with all Summer and Winter Camps.
  • Assist with the training of Zoo Guides and Junior Guides
  • Develop and participate in conservation projects year-round on and off Zoo grounds.

Please Note: Senior Guides DO NOT assist with animal care.



Snacks for Species

Join the Senior Guides this summer in their efforts to raise money for conservation projects around the world! Each month through September, Senior Guides will highlight an animal or conservation issue at a local restaurant or frozen yogurt shop. Simply show up on the event date, learn about conservation, and order something to eat. A portion of your food sales will be donated directly to The Zoo Society's Dr. Holly Hogan Reed Conservation Fund.

tiger circle white Sunday, July 26 (2-6 pm): Tiger Conservation

Gibson's Frozen Yogurt Shoppe
5916 N 26th St
Tacoma, WA 98407

Check back for more details about future Snacks for Species events!