Binder Park Zoo Announces Summer Learning Lineup

Learning is WILDLY fun at Binder Park Zoo!  It’s where your child will meet amazing animals, learn how fascinating they are, and understand the very special place that all creatures have in the world. The zoo has announced the 2019 education program schedule, now open for registrations at  Register your child now for an exhilarating summer at the zoo!

Better than daycare, Safari Day Camp is eight weeks; June 17th through August 16th and features fun themes like Animal Artists, Carnivore Chronicles and Take Action Trivia that take a fun and fascinating dive into zoo wildlife and conservation. Register your 1st through 7th grader for one week, or the full eight weeks of zoo activities; seeing live animals up close, learning from the zookeepers and making things like toys and food puzzles for the animals, because they like to play too!  Hurry to register online before April 1st using the coupon code “Chirp-Chirp” to receive an early bird discount of 10%. Additional savings apply to zoo members and those who register for multiple weeks.

Wake up to a lion’s roar at a Family Slumber Party, Overnight Safari or Zoo Snooze! A  sleepover at the zoo is a rare opportunity for guests age 6 and up to experience sleeping under the stars near the snow leopard exhibit, or spending the night savanna-side in the tented camp to meet live animals, hike the zoo and share other nighttime adventures. A zoo visit is never the same experience twice, and an overnight at the zoo brings it to a whole new level of for families, scouts, clubs and other groups.

Designed for the littlest learners, First Adventures with Nature (F.A.W.N) helps parents, grandparents, and preschool groups cultivate a love of nature in their 2-5 year-olds. F.A.W.N. Playgroups have appealing themes that include encounters with zoo animals, outside exploration, and imaginative, nature-based play. Early childhood is a critical phase of development for children, and the zoo is the perfect backdrop to make those memorable first connections to nature.

For more information about these, and other great education programs happening at the zoo this season, visit It will be the summer your kids are still talking about long after it’s over!