The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park offers an array of Teen Programs aimed at encouraging education and curiosity for New York State's natural environment. 

Zookeeper experience

Zookeeper Experience

Learn what it's like to be a real zookeeper! Help our certified zookeepers to feed, train, and clean up after our animals. Ages 11+

Volunteer Watertown NY


An amazing opportunity for teens who are in their senior year or currently enrolled in college. Interns at the zoo have the ability to take on unique projects and make a positive impact while learning what it takes to work in a non-profit or zoo environment. Applicants must be part of an existing program. 

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