Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees listed are per person.

For Families with Children in Grades KG - 3

The Three Bears
Andean Bears, Sun Bears, and Grizzlies oh my! Come meet the three bear species that make their home at our Zoo.

Limited to 24 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/ General Public $18
F0125B1- January 25 (Su); 9 - 10:30 a.m.
F0125B2- January 25 (Su); 1 -2:30 p.m.

For Families with Children in Grades KG - Up

Under the Sea-lion Overnight
Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel!  We will explore the Zoo at night while learning about amazing animal adaptations.  We will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the tunnel.  You will awake under the sea and hopefully under a sea lion!

Limited to 16 participants per session
Fee: Zoo Members $60/General Public $65
N0410US - April 10 (F-Sa); 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa
N0417US - April 17 (F-Sa); 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa
N0425US - April 25 (Sa-Su); 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
N0501US - May 1 (F-Sa); 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa
N0516US - May 16 (Sa-Su); 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su
N0523US - May 23 (Sa-Su); 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su

Family Animal Encounters
Come treat your family and friends to an amazing animal encounter! Meet some of our animal ambassadors in an up close and personal session hosted by the Zoo’s knowledgeable Instructors. Program sessions are 30 minutes in length.

Limited to 12 participants per session (1 adult for every 1-5 children)

Fee: Zoo Members $20 booking fee, plus $7 for each person in attendance
General Public $25 booking fee, plus $8 for each person in attendance

Register online only for Family Animal Encounters.

Choose your topic:

  • Amazing African Animals; Animal Superstars; Creatures of the Night; Fall into Winter; Native Wildlife

Choose your date:

  • December 28 (Su)
  • January 17 (Sa)

Choose your time:

  • 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.

Register online only for Family Animal Encounters.

For Families with Children in Grades 1 - Up

Family Turtle Safari
Get dirty while getting hands-on telemetry experience!  Join a member of the Institute for Conservation Medicine team on a turtle trekking safari and learn about how the charismatic box turtle can provide insight into the health of our local ecosystem. 

Limited to 30 participants
Fee:  Zoo Members $20/General Public $25
F0425TS - April 25 (Sa); 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.