Zoo Camps & Educational Opportunities

Family Nature Club

Do you know a youngster that’s obsessed with animals? Join the Sequoia Park Zoo for Family Nature Club to discover our natural world through hands-on activities, guided exploration, and science-based education. Your journey will include an animal encounter or keeper talk, a craft or hands-on experiment, and a take-home activity to continue the learning! Click HERE to register online or download the Registration Form to register at the ticket booth. Members will receive a 10% discount but must register in person at the ticket booth.

$25.00 registration fee includes admission and activities for one child AND one adult; 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.

January 19th: Nature Collecting – Treasure is out there! Explore and collect precious treasures you find on the trail responsibly with the help of SPZ’s education staff. Before you go, decorate a nature box for you and your family to take home to fill with your own treasure.

February 16th: Seeds to Sprouts – From seeds to sprouts to the tallest of trees! Discover the fascinating ways plants grow and change the world around us.

March 16th: Sequoia Park Hike – Become a citizen scientist on a hike through Sequoia Park. Collect photographic observations that can help scientists from around the world with their research.

President's Week Camp

Join us for an amazing week of camp as we explore the wonderful world around us by using our senses of sight, smell, hearing, touch… and maybe even taste! Camps run from 10am – 3pm * Tuesday, February 19th – Friday, February 22nd. Click HERE to register online or download the Registration Form to register at the ticket booth. Members will receive a 10% discount but must register in person at the ticket booth.  Fee: $100.00

Cub Club: Super Senses – Explore the world through the eyes, ears and noses of some amazing animals. Ages 5-7

Jr. Zookeepers: Sensory Safari – Are you eagle eyed? Do you have the ears of a bat? Investigate the sensory world of animals and how we match up to them through games, experiments and observation. Ages 8-11

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.