Zoo Educational Opportunities

Family Summer ZooSnooze - September 1, 2018

Celebrate the end of summer with a sleepover at the Zoo! Once the sun goes down many animals are just waking up, so come see a new side of the Zoo and camp out under the stars. The evening includes a nocturnal animal encounter, evening tour of the zoo, crafts, games and s’mores by the campfire. Campers must provide their own dinner, tent, sleeping bag and pad; breakfast and s'mores are included. Arrive at 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 1st; depart 9:00 am on Sunday, September 2nd.

$75.00 registration covers 1 ADULT and 1 CHILD; additional campers (adult or child) are $25.00 each. There must be at least 1 adult for every 2 children.  Members do receive a discount but must register in person at the ticket booth.

Online Registration (non-members)              Registration Form (members)

Summer Camp registration

All camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and offer free daily lunch.  Extended care is also available before and after camp for an additional fee.  Zoo members receive a 10% discount but they must sign up in person at the ticket booth to receive the discount.  Please download the forms below and have them filled out for quicker service.  Online registration for non-members is available by clicking on the class links below.

Cub Club Registration       Jr. Zookeeper Registration

CUB CLUB - GROWING UP WILD: $160.00  From a caterpillar to a butterfly, a tadpole to a frog, or a pup to an otter – animals go through many changes as they grow. Campers will learn about all different kinds of animal families and ways that animals learn to take care of themselves. Ages 5 - 7; limit 20 children per week.

JR. ZOOKEEPERS - ZSI: ZOO SCIENCE INVESTIGATION: $160.00  Put your detective skills to work solving mysteries of the animal world. Examine the clues animals leave behind, investigate the disappearance of endangered species and conduct experiments to solve each day’s challenge. Ages 8 - 11; limit 20 children per week.

CUB CLUB - FUR, FEATHERS AND SCALES: $160.00  Birds of a feather flock together, but what about those furry and scaly critters? This week campers will explore the wondrous world of birds, mammals, reptiles and much more. Ages 5 - 7; limit 20 children per week.

JR. ZOOKEEPERS - IF I RAN THE ZOO: $160.00  Ever wonder what it is like to work at the Zoo? From aquarist to zookeeper, gardener to veterinarian – it takes a lot of teamwork to take care of our animal residents. Campers will explore zoo careers and build an exhibit to create a zoo all of their own. Ages 8 - 11; limit 20 children per week.

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.