Science Safari is a full-day, drop-off program for children ages 6 - 9 led by our Education Specialists. The program will run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will include Zoo tours, up-close animal encounters and fun activities that will engage bodies AND brains! Snacks will be provided but children will need to bring their own sack lunch. The cost is $32 plus tax for Zoo members and $38 plus tax for non-members.
Advanced registration is required, and space is limited.
Beasts with Backbones (vertebrate taxonomy)
Discover the purpose of a spine as we explore the major groups of vertebrates! With hands-on experiments and activities, we’ll sort the “beasts with backbones” into their groups and investigate the traits that make each group unique.
Brain Games (animal-related logic games and puzzles)
Warm up your mind as we spend the day playing animal-themed logic games and brain puzzles! Challenge your memory, solve classic logic puzzles, and race through a logic maze with us!
Explore the many ways that animals protect themselves from predators! Take a camouflage challenge, play dead to avoid being eaten, and design your own great defenses for an animal of your own creation.
Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F.
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A.
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N.
A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.Joseph H.
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T.