Teen Classes/Camps & Adult Classes
Designed for 7th-9th graders and adults.
Teen Classes & Camps: 7th - 9th grade
7th through 9th graders who are ready for the next level experience at the Zoo will love these in-depth classes! We offer single day career classes with hands-on experience and a 3-day camps ending in an overnight camp-out at the Zoo!
- Silver Class: 7th – 9th
Silver classes are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and are for students entering 7th-9th grade in the fall.
- Zoo Quest
Zoo Quest classes are Wednesday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 am Saturday. Join the quest to explore what’s new at the Zoo thru behind –the-scenes encounters, animal talks and more.
- Zoo Keeper Tag Along
Keeper Tag Along classes are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. These special, behind-the-scenes classes expose campers to exactly what is involved in taking care of exotic animals.
- Zoo Veterinarian Tag Along
Vet Tag Along classes are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. These special, behind-the-scenes classes go on a tour of the Dr. Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital, and offer hands on experience with some tools of the trade.
Teen Volunteers - Roots & Shoots
The Sacramento Zoo offers two Roots & Shoots volunteer programs throughout the year.
- Zoo Teens: Ages 13 to 19, August – May
Volunteer with our Education Department to help educate and inspire Sacramento Zoo visitors to become better stewards of the earth by utilizing activity stations. Zoo Teens will gain public speaking skills and confidence by working their way through this multi-layer program. As Zoo Teens progress through the program they have the opportunity to gain responsibilities and work with different departments at the Sacramento Zoo. In addition, teens are trained on animal enrichment and will gain experience in planning an enrichment event called I Heart Sacramento Zoo.
- Camp Counselor: Ages 15 to 19, June – August
Volunteer with our summer camp staff as a Camp Counselor and learn about what it takes to prepare and teach classes for Zoo campers. You will assist our camp staff in leading songs and games, guide campers through the Zoo on scavenger hunts, and work with teachers and kids to make sure everyone leaves camp with a smile. You will also assist in one Overnight Safari program and spend the night at the Zoo.
Adult Classes: Ages 18 and up