Keeper Interactions


For students in grades 9-12

Tour animal areas and chat with Zoo staff about the work they love!

Space is limited for this exclusive opportunity. Keeper Conversations are held the first Saturday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. from October through April (excluding January.) Includes general admission and a tour.

Please note that due to the large number of requests and availability, we are not able to schedule individual job shadowing experiences. Parents are not permitted to attend with their children but are welcome to tour the Zoo on their own during the program. Parents should expect to pay the gate rate or use their Membership card for admission.

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2 to 4 p.m.

Locations vary

$14 per student

Includes Zoo general admission plus a behind-the-scenes tour.

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If multiple dates are available for registration, once you select the registration link you will be able to select other dates available, as well as times, when applicable.

If you continue to experience issues registering for the class or program of your choice, please call our Education Reservations Department at 412-365-2528 or email