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Summer Programs

Junior Zookeeper Program

This exciting new program was created for kids that really love animals and/or want to be a zookeeper when they grow-up. The program is designed to immerse them more and more into the keeping experience as they get older. To accommodate various ages, we have designed the following programs:

Online Registration Opens Soon!

Online Registration Opens Soon! Please call us at 316-794-8954 ext 203 to register over the phone!

 

 

Junior Zookeeper Camp

The Junior Zookeeper Camp is designed for kids from Kindergarten to 9 years old. The camp includes:

  • Full-Day Camp Experience: Drop-off is from 7:45 am to 8:45 am, and pick up is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Age-Appropriate Learning: Our camps are designed for elementary students (though campers must have completed Kindergarten).
  • Snacks! We'll provide healthy and tasty morning and afternoon snacks each day. (meal plan can be added)
  • A Wildy Different Staff: Our education staff members and volunteers are the best in the business at providing our campers with an awesome camp experience!

Camp Fee - $120
An optional meal plan can be added for lunch all 5 days for $25. 

2018 Junior Zookeeper Camp Dates:

June 5th - June 8th

June 18th - June 22nd

 

Junior Zookeeper Academy

The Junior Zookeeper Academy is designed for kids from 10 years old to 13 years old. The academy is five days from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and starts to incorporate more behind-the-scenes experiences and conservation curriculum including:

  • An Exclusive Experience: Only 12 campers will be able to participate, so your child will receive a unique educational experience.
  • Behind-the-scenes encounters: Campers will help our zookeepers with exciting tasks including diets, animal enrichment, and assisting with cleaning small animal enclosures.
  • Age-appropriate learning: Our curriculum focuses on the in-depth information students want to know about zoos.

Academy Fee - $250

2018 Junior Zookeeper Academy Dates:

June 11th - June 15th

June 25th - June 29th

 

Junior Zookeeper University  

Designed for kids from 14 years old to 18 years old. The university is five days from 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and incorporate more behind-the-scenes experiences and conservation curriculum including:

  • An Exclusive Experience: Only 8 students will be able to participate to ensure each participant receives direct, in-depth instruction from our team.
  • Real-world Experience: Students will help our zookeepers with daily care of the animals including cleaning and feeding. In addition, they will work on special projects, animal training, animal ambassador, and more.
  • Age-appropriate Learning: Our curriculum focuses on the in-depth information based on zoo science curriculum and it is taught by our top team members.

University Tuition: $625

2018 Junior Zookeeper University Dates:

June 18th - June 22nd

Online Registration Opens Soon!

Summer Safari Camps

Summer camps at Tanganyika will provide your child with the most Wildly Different Experience imaginable! Each week focuses on a different unique and exciting theme. Your child will participate in interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, Park tours, and the opportunity to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors up close!

Online Registration Opens Soon!

Online Registration Opens Soon! Call us at 316-794-8954 ext 203 to register over the phone!

 

Summer camps at Tanganyika Wildlife Park will provide your child with the most Wildly Different Experience imaginable!

Each week of Summer Safari Camp focuses on a different unique and exciting theme. Your child will participate in interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, Park tours, and the opportunity to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors up close!

In addition to life-long memories, here's what our Summer Safari Camp will provide your little critters:

  • Full-Day Camp Experience: Drop-off is from 7:45 am to 8:45 am, and pick up is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Age-Appropriate Learning: Our camps are designed for elementary students (though campers must have completed Kindergarten).
  • Snacks! We'll provide healthy and tasty morning and afternoon snacks each day.
  • A Wildy Different Staff: Our education staff members and volunteers are the best in the business at providing our campers with an awesome camp experience!

Camp Fees

  • $120 for non-members
  • $114 for Winter Fund Donors
  • $108 for Species Supporters
  • $102 for Preservation Partners

Extras

  • $25 Safari Meal Plan (lunch each day from our Pavilion Deli)

 

Where the Wild Things Are

 July 9th - July 13th

From the rainforests of South America to the Outback of Australia, animals can be found in all sorts of different habitats. Join us on this whilrwind globe-trekking journey to see where some of our favorite critters call home!

 

Wildlife Weirdos

July 16th - July 20th

Some animals are just a little...odd. This week, we'll learn about some of these delightful weirdos and how they fit in with the world around them.

Animal Engineers

July 23rd - July 27th

Have you ever wondered how a bird builds a nest or how a honey badger digs a den? Well join us to learn about the marvels of the animal engineering world!

 

Wildlife Warriors

July 30th - August 3rd

We only have one planet - we might as well learn all we can about it and help protect it! This week, our campers will become wildlife warriors and help make our world a better place for the people - and animals - that live here!

 

Zoo Vet 101

August 6th - August 10th

How does a vet give a tiger a physical or check a mandrill's teeth? This week, we'll learn the tricks of the trade and see just what it takes to be a zoo vet!

Online Registration Opens Soon!

Online Registration Opens Soon! Call us at 316-794-8954 ext 203 to register over the phone!

 

Cub Camp is the perfect opportunity for your littlest critters to get a taste of summer camp fun! Each week, your child will participate in interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, Park tours, and the opportunity to meet some of our Animal Ambassadors up close!

In addition to life-long memories, here's what our Cub Camp will provide your little critters:

  • Half-Day Camp Experience: Drop-off is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and pick up is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Age-Appropriate Learning: Cub Camp is designed for children that are 4 and 5 years old.
  • Snacks! We'll provide healthy and tasty snack each day.
  • A Wildy Different Staff: Our education staff members and volunteers are the best in the business at providing our campers with an awesome camp experience!

Camp Fees

  • $75 for non-members
  • $71.25 for Winter Fund Donors
  • $67.50 for Species Supporters
  • $63.75 for Preservation Partners

 

Mad About Mammals

June 11th - June 15th

Does your child enjoy the...fuzzier...things in life? This week, we'll learn all about what makes mammals tick and get to meet some furry friends in the process!

 

Otterly Adorable

June 25th - June 29th

Our world has so many cute animals to learn about - including our very own otterly adorable duo, Audrey and Charlotte. This week, we'll meet some of the cutest animals on the planet (and at Tanganyika) and learn about what makes them so awesome!

Online Registration Opens Soon!

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