Explore Together

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Family

Explore
Together

Your kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize how much they’re learning! From close-up encounters with wildlife to an array of fun camps and unique hands-on experiences, we guarantee they’ll have plenty to tell you about on the ride home.

Critters

Our Wild
Residents

There’s nothing like watching our resident river otters Brook and Rogue play in their new habitat or our porcupines climbing a tree. Love cold-blooded creatures? Visit the Desertarium. Cat lover? See what Vivi the bobcat is up to. Check out the daily schedule (link) to see when you might have an encounter!

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Day Camps

Backpack Explorers

Preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult chaperones go on a special group adventure!

Day Camps

Kids Camps

Experiential day camps for elementary students during the spring and summer and on no-school days.

Daily Schedule

Animal Adventures

Every day is packed with fun, informative programs, animal encounters, exhibit tours, nature walks and more.