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Become a Zookeeper

Program available Saturdays or Sundays from 8am to 12pm, by reservation only.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work near mountain lions, wolves, black bears or eagles? Have you ever wanted to see and experience what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Thompson Park Zoo?

This is your chance to get a peek at the Zoo life - by accompanying those who know it best: ZOOKEEPERS! Your honorary morning as a keeper will let you experience all that it takes to get the Zoo ready for the day as you take part in the cleaning, feeding, and management of our wild residents.

So “come and get it!” – a taste of what a zookeeper's day is really like!

This unique opportunity is available on weekends to those ages 11 and up (16 & under accompanied by an adult at an added fee). For more information and to schedule your Zookeeper for a Day experience please contact the Education Department at 315-755-0896.

Cost:      Members - $80          Non-Members - $64          Adult Chaperones - $20