The mission of the Children's Zoo is to be a resource to the Great Lakes Bay Region through recreation, education and conservation.
The Zoo offers one-, two- or three-day zoo camps to fit every schedule and interest. Campers visit different animals in the zoo, talk with keepers and participate in activities geared toward camp themes.
Theme days are scheduled throughout the zoo season. Theme days include: Reptile Slither, D.E.A.R at the Zoo, Fun on the Farm, and many more. Theme Days give visitors an opportunity to learn more about specific animals and resources in the local area. Visit the event calendar for updates on theme days scheduled.
The Zoo Outreach Program brings live animals and animal artifacts to local classrooms. Each presentation introduces students to some of our animals for an up-close-and-personal glimpse into the animal kingdom. Look for new and improved programs coming soon.
When visiting the Zoo be sure to read about all the Zoo animals. Each exhibit has a sign posted giving information about each of our animals. Exhibit signs include information about an animals diet, natural history, lifespan, habitat, conservation status and some fun facts.
School Field Trips
Bring your class to the Zoo! The Zoo offers a group rate for registered classes to come to the Zoo and spend the day with the animals. Available now a new self-guided scavenger hunt is available for school field trip groups.
Interested in learning what it takes to work at the Zoo. The Zoo Crew Program allows teenagers ages 13 to 18 a chance to volunteer and learn about all the different jobs at the Children's Zoo.
Daily Education Programs
Amphitheater shows, keeper talks and demonstrations and animal feedings are all offered daily to Zoo visitors. The visitor has the opportunity to talk with a Zoo keeper and learn more about animals in the Zoo collection. Some daily programs also offer the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo's animals.