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Zoo Classes
Please Note: The Education Department offers two different types of classes. Tiny Explorers and Evening Safaris are family classes. In these two categories, children are expected to be accompanied by an adult. All other classes and camps (Junior Naturalist, Future Zoologist, and Wild Ranger), are for children only. Parents are not permitted to stay. The only exception to this rule is for children with special needs. Children with special needs are permitted to be accompanied by one adult. The Education Department must be notified before the day of the class that an adult will be accompanying a child with special needs. No adults will be permitted to stay without prior notification. If you feel your child will not be comfortable attending class without a parent, please sign up for an Evening Safari class. No refunds, transfers, credits, or vouchers will be given for cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice. For more information on this policy, please contact the Educational Programs Manager at 574-235-9070.
Zoo Camps

Junior Naturalists

5-6 yrs old

Junior Naturalists

A half-day summer camp designed to help introduce 5 & 6-year-olds to animals around the world. Whether meeting a live animal or getting messy while crafting, students are bound to have lots of fun!

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Future Zoologists

7-9yrs old

Future Zoologists

Your student will be entertained in this full-day summer camp when they take their animal knowledge to the next level. This camp will build off of existing knowledge through animal meet and greets, games, crafts, and other activities.

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Wild Rangers

10-12yrs old

Wild Rangers

Take learning to the next level with more advanced lessons and experiments during this full-day summer camp. Observe and interact with animals while learning about animal care, research, and conservation.

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Evening Safari: Family Programs

Around the World

Join us for our summer safari series for a trip around the world! Learn about exotic animals and the environments in which they reside. Meet an ambassador animal, make enrichment, and much more! These programs are great for the whole family!

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM (see the zoo after hours!)

Sunday May 20 Saturday, June 2

Sunday June 24

Saturday, July 7

Sunday, July 22

Saturday, August 4

Sunday, August 19

Saturday, October 6

Sunday, October 14

Cost: $6/participant (Members)
$8/participant (Non-Members)
Children under 2 get in for free

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Evening Safari: Family Programs

Around the World

Join us for our summer safari series for a trip around the world! Learn about exotic animals and the environments in which they reside. Meet an ambassador animal, make enrichment, and much more! These programs are great for the whole family!

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM (see the zoo after hours!)

Session 1 – Australia Session 2 – Africa Session 3 – Asia Session 4 – Europe Session 5 – Americas
Saturday, May 5

Sunday May 20

Saturday, June 2

Sunday June 24

Saturday, July 7

Sunday, July 22

Saturday, August 4

Sunday, August 19

Saturday, October 6

Sunday, October 14

Cost: $6/participant (Members)
$8/participant (Non-Members)
Children under 2 get in for free

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Zoo To You

Let Potawatomi Zoo bring some of the Zoo to you with Zoo-to-You Outreach Program. The Potawatomi Zoo’s ZooMobile can travel to your location with edZOOcators and animals for a fun, educational experience!

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Zoo To You

Let Potawatomi Zoo bring some of the Zoo to you with Zoo-to-You Outreach Program. The Potawatomi Zoo’s ZooMobile can travel to your location with edZOOcators and animals for a fun and educational experience!

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Conservation Scouts

Conservation Scouts is a two-hour program that allows scouts to get involved with the Zoo and to talk about conservation. After completion of the program, each scout will be awarded a Potawatomi Zoo Conservation Scout patch!

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Conservation Scouts

The Conservation Scouts program allows scouts to get involved with the Zoo and wildlife conservation. After completion of the program, each scout will be awarded a Potawatomi Zoo Conservation Scout patch!

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Field Trips

Take learning beyond the classroom by visiting the Potawatomi Zoo for a fun-filled, edZOOcational field trip!

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Field Trips

Take learning beyond the classroom by visiting the Potawatomi Zoo for a fun-filled field trip! Add an EdZOOcational class to your trip for up-close encounters with zoo animal ambassadors. Call or e-mail the Education Department for more information on field trip classes: (574) 235-7621 or zooeducation@potawatomizoo.org. 

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