At the Kansas City Zoo, children ages 7 to 18 can sign up to be a Keeper for a Day and learn what it takes to care for the zoo’s animals and habitats.
Participants will do everything from cleaning exhibits and preparing animal diets to learning the basics of animal handling and conservation.
Mini Zookeeper is designed for ages 7 – 12, and Junior Zookeeper is for ages 13 – 18. Both groups spend a day with zoo staff doing animal care and activities. Each participant receives a zoo t-shirt, nametag, water bottle and lunch. Find more information at Mini Keeper or Junior Keeper.
The cost is $145 per person and Friends of the Zoo members receive a 10-percent discount. Keeper for a Day experiences can be booked from October through April 8, any day of the week. Call 816-595-1761 for more information. The zoo is located at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO.