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+


ZooTeens is a volunteer program aimed at helping your teen to satisfy volunteer service hours requirements. Your teen will be responsible for a group project focused on conservation of New York's natural wildlife.