Zoo Camps & Educational Opportunities

Thanksgiving Break Camp

Ever wonder what the bush dogs have for breakfast? Or what’s on the Peccary’s dinner plate? Join us during the Thanksgiving break as we put on a feast for the animals and deliver special treats each day. Sign up for one, two or all three days! Each age group explores a similar theme with their own lessons, games and activities.   10am-3pm   *   $25/day   *   15 participants/group

Cub Club: ages 5-7 (member registration form)     

Junior Zookeepers: ages 8-11 (member registration form)

Monday, Nov. 19:  Hungry, Hungry, Herbivores - Cub Club **  Jr Zookeepers
Tuesday, Nov. 20:  Clever Carnivores - Cub Club **  Jr Zookeepers
Wednesday, Nov. 21:  Dining with Omnivores - Cub Club **  Jr Zookeepers

Family Nature Club

Family Nature Club is designed to get adults and children outside, sharing in the benefits of being in nature.  Each session includes hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, an animal encounter or behind-the-scenes experience, and a take home craft.  Activities are geared towards children 3 - 9 years old, however all ages are welcome.  Each session meets from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

$25.00 registration covers 1 ADULT and 1 CHILD; an additional person (adult or child) is $15.00. A minimum of 1 adult for every 2 children is required.  Children under 3 are permitted with paying adult and are not subject to additional person fee.  Members receive a 10% discount but must register in person at the ticket booth.  Registration Form (members)   To register online, please click the date of the activity you wish to attend.

October 20th - Creepy Critters & Pumpkin Carving

November 17th - Rain Walk & Puddle Stomp

December 15th - Wildlife in Winter & Nature Ornaments

Stories and Stuffies 

Bring your favorite stuffed animal, book, and blanket for story time at Sequoia Park Zoo! Parents and young children are invited to join education staff in Secrets of the Forest on the first Wednesday of each month, between September and May, from 11:00am - noon for curated stories and quiet activities. Activity is included with paid admission. Stories and Stuffies is on vacation during the months of June, July and August.

Nature Exchange!

Sequoia Park Zoo invites guests of all ages to become stewards of the environment through the new Nature Exchange program! Bring in items found in nature, such as driftwood, rocks, empty shells, and redwood cones, and earn points to redeem on different nature items, like porcupine quills and antler sheds. In searching for things to collect and trade, Junior Naturalists will develop observation and deductive reasoning skills, thoughtfully consider the effects of their actions, and learn the ethics of responsible collecting. Nature Exchange is open from 11:00am-1:00pm on the first Saturday of every month. Call Kate in the Education Department at (707) 441-4217 for more information.


Cub Club

Ages 5-7  Cub Club is a wild adventure for the young explorer. During each class we learn about animals through intimate encounters, hands-on exploration, theater, storybooks, art and more.




Jr. Zookeepers

Ages 8-11  Hands-on learning about animals including caring for, feeding and making special treats for our zoo ambassadors. Camps cater to diverse learners and always include arts, physical movement and multi-sensory exploration.