John Ball Zoo

Keeper for a Half Day

Available 7 days a week

Have you always wanted to be a zookeeper? Now’s your chance to learn what it takes to care for the animals at the zoo!

COVID-19 Guidelines: John Ball Zoo requires all program participants to wear a mask for the duration of the program. All guests will also be asked to participate in a health screening and temperature check at the time of check-in.    

Minimum Age: 8 years of age. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Maximum # per Program: 2 people
Program Time: 3 hours
Price: $300 per group (1-2 people). Zoo admission is included.

Includes:

  • Behind the scenes tour of various areas of the zoo
  • Up close animal encounter with some of our ambassador animals

Advance Registration required. Footwear that fully encloses the foot is required – no sandals, flip-flops or similar footwear. No photos can be taken behind the scenes.

 

Zookeeper Job Shadow - Postponed Until Further Notice

Want to know what it takes to be a zookeeper and need to fulfill a job shadow school requirement? You’ll follow a zookeeper to learn what it takes to care for the animals at the zoo. Areas of shadowing are determined on the day of the program by the Animal Care Supervisors.

Age Requirement: Students must be in 10th grade or above
Maximum # per Program: 2 people
Program Time: Max of 4 hour time frame, start time varies. Available September-May.
Price: FREE- must provide documentation from school that it is a requirement

Advance Registration required. Space is limited. Footwear that fully encloses the foot is required – no sandals, flip-flops or similar footwear. No photos can be taken behind the scenes.

 

                                       Questions?   Call 616-336-4302   or   Email   education@jbzoo.org

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