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Keeper for a Day

Temporarily Unavailable

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all programs are canceled for 2021.

You, the Zookeeper.

(Or marine biologist.)

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper? Or a marine biologist?

Now you can find out, with our popular Keeper for a Day and Marine Biologist for a Day experience!

Go behind the scenes, learn about animal care and do what the keepers do…

Teen Keepers

Marine Biologist

Adult Keepers

Marine Biologist

Know Before You Go

Cancellation policy

No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the scheduled program date. For cancellations made more than 14 days prior to first day of program an 80% refund will be given. A 10% administrative fee will be charged for each program session change (program cancellations are not considered session changes – this fee does not apply to cancellations). PDZA reserves the right to cancel any program due to low enrollment, inclement weather or other factors. In the event that PDZA cancels a program, we will attempt to reschedule or all program fees will be refunded.

Financial aid

We give financial aid. Download the Financial Aid Application here.

Zoo job information

Want to know how to work at a Zoo?

Check out our Career Discovery Programs and Career Day information. Many of these opportunities may satisfy your school’s job shadow or service requirements.