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Amarillo Zoo Set to Host Spring Break Camp
Need a plan for school break? We got it covered! If you are looking for a fun, safe and educational experience during spring break the Amarillo Zoos got it!
Want to be a zookeeper when you grow up? In this camp, youll work with keepers preparing meals, cleaning exhibits, and studying animal behavior. You will also go behind-the scenes and help prepare enrichment activities and diets for a variety of Zoo animals. (All campers will also receive an official Junior Zookeeper graduation certificate).
Each day of Zoo spring camp is designed in such a way you can tailor fit your junior zoo keeper experience. You can register for single days or for the whole week. Each days theme is as follows:
Monday - Slimy, Scaly, Creepy, Crawly
Get up close to the Zoos invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians as we explore their habitats, diets and defense mechanisms.
Tuesday - Jaws and Claws
Explore the delicate balance between predators and prey. Well learn how lions are able to take down large prey, how smaller animals keep themselves off the menu, and what role humans play in the circle of life.
Wednesday - Animal Play Day
Animals cant go to the movies or amusement park! On this day well see what the Zoo animals do to stay busy and have fun. Help keepers design and make different types of animal enrichments for lions, monkeys, lemurs and more!
Thursday - Zoo Chefs
Animals need a healthy, balanced diet just like us! Learn what is on the menu for the Zoos animals and help prepare meals for some of the creatures you meet.
Friday - Texas WILDS
The Great Plains are home to some amazing animals, many of which can be seen right here at the Zoo!
Cost: $35/day or $150/week
Extended Care: $25 before or after or $50 both
Pre-registration is required by 5:00pm, March 5th. Only 15 spots are open - register early to avoid disappointment. To register call the Zoos Education Department at 806-381-5605.
Spring Break Camp
- Amarillo Zoo
- March 10th to 14th
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- (806) 381-5605