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Registration for the 2016 Zoo School presented by Price Chopper and Jr. Biologist sessions are now open! The summer is filled with great opportunities to have fun and learn at the zoo. Check out our exciting programs that are coming up this season!

To learn more about Zoo School or Jr. Biologists, or to sign up, contact our Education Department at (607) 724-5461 ext 235. You can also contact Melissa Grippin by email at mgrippin@rossparkzoo.com for more information.

Zoo School

Whoever said that learning isn’t fun? Obviously they didn’t come to Zoo School! Through
games, crafts and hands on animal encounters, children learn about the natural world and the
animals we share it with.

2016 Schedule

  • June 27th – July 1st (4 & 5 year olds)
    Who’s Who at the Zoo
    During this week, students will learn more about the different animals we have here at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park!
  • July 4th – July 8th (6 & 7 year olds)
    Who’s Who at the Zoo
    During this week, students will learn more about the different animals we have here at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park!
  • July 11th – July 15th (8, 9, 10 year olds)
    What You Know Helps You Grow!
    During this week, students will learn about the basic needs of all living things and about life cycles!
  • July 18th – July 22nd (11, 12, 13 year olds)
    What You Know Helps You Grow!
    During this week, students will learn about the basic needs of all living things and about life cycles!
  • July 25th – 29th (14-18 year olds)
    Junior Biologist Program
  • August 1st – 5th (4 & 5 year olds)
    Move It, Move It!
    During this week, students will learn about how certain animals move and get around!
  • August 8th – 12th (6 & 7 year olds)
    Move It, Move It!
    During this week, students will learn about how certain animals move and get around!
  • August 15th – 19th (8, 9, 10 year olds)
    Earth Heroes
    During this week, students will learn how things are connected and how to better take care of the Earth – for both animals and humans!
  • August 22nd – 26th (11, 12, 13 year olds)
    Earth Heroes
    During this week, students will learn how things are connected and how to better take care of the Earth – for both animals and humans!

Junior Biologist

This hands-on program is a great opportunity for teenagers to get a feel for what goes into
working with animals and operating a zoo. All participants must be 14 years or older and be
interviewed by zoo staff before taking part in this program.

Program Cost

  • Zoo School Full Day (9am – 4pm)
    $140 for members
    $160 for non-members
  • Zoo School Half Day (9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm)
    $75 for members
    $85 for non-members
  • Junior Biologist Full Day Only (9am – 4pm)
    $150 for members
    $175 for non-members