Education

Sunset Zoo's Education Department offers a variety of classes and programs to provide community members an up-close exploration of the natural world. The department even cares for a collection of Education Animal Ambassadors who, along with trained staff, are featured in many of the Zoo's programs.

Bring the Zoo to You • Enhance Your Zoo Visit
Headed to the Zoo and want to enhance your visit with a special program? Would you like the Zoo to come to your next class or community meeting? Or maybe you're a group or school preparing for a Zoo visit. We've got something for each of you! We can even connect with classrooms around the world via our Interactive Distance Learning programs.

Classes & Camps
Sunset Zoo also offers year-round education classes and camps for area youth in our Nature Exploration Center. Programs range from early childhood opportunities to Zoo summer camps. All of our learning adventures provide live animal encounters and offer unique connections to the natural world.

Special Programming

We also offer specialized programming for a variety of audiences. Educators, make sure to check out our resource page. And we're working locally to provide a range of educational and fun Girl Scout Workshops.

Volunteer at the Zoo
From teens interested in an animal career to seniors passionate about wildlife, there are a variety of ways to give back at your favorite local Zoo!

Zoo Sprouts Childcare
Zoo Sprouts nature-based childcare program believes a child develops best through personal connections with nature's building blocks. The year-round program for youth ages 2 to 5 is based out of the Zoo's Nature Exploration Center and enjoys daily explorations inside the Zoo, weather permitting.