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Just for Kids


No School?  No Problem!!

Safari Camp is the perfect way for 1st- 6th graders to stay engaged during the school holiday break! Join us for fun activities, explore the Zoo, and make treats and toys for some lucky animal friends too! Extended care is available from 3:00-6:00 PM.

Registration opens Wednesday Nov. 3rd, limited spaces available- register today!

Safari Camp:  3 Day Safari Camp


Thanksgiving School Break dates are Nov. 23, 24, 25

Winter Holiday School Break dates are Dec. 21, 22, 23

K- 5th Grade

8:30 AM- 3:00 PM 

$115 Member/ $135 Non-Member

Safari Camp Extended Care

3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

$35 (3-days) or $15 (1 day)

Register Here


S.A.fari Kids

Zoobies           Explorers

Grades K-2nd             Grades 3rd & 4th
12:30-2:00pm                  2:30-4:00pm

$15/members; $19/nonmembers

Come join the wildest clubs in town – S.A.fari Kids! Meeting once a month, S.A.fari Kids Zoobies and Explorers will explore nature and the enviroment while building relationships and skills.  Each club meeting we'll focus on a different topic, meet animals and tour a portion of the Zoo. We strongly encourage children to attend regularly for a continuous learning and relationship experience. Drop off program; adult attendance not required.

Sep. 19  Amazing Animal Care

Oct. 17  Bats and Flight in the Night

Nov. 21 Eggs: Inside and Out

Jan. 16  Camouflage and Colors

Feb. 20  Training and Enrichment

Apr. 16  Texas Wild!

May 21  Myth Busters


NEW S.A.Fari Adventurers

Grades 5th-7th

$15/members; $19/nonmembers

Although similarly structured to the S.A.Fari Kids and S.A.Fari Explorer clubs, the Adventurers program is designed specifically for middle and junior high students that are really interested in animals, the environment and the Zoo. Like the other programs, we’ll discuss and investigate our topic, meet animals and tour the Zoo, but we’ll also have the opportunity to talk to Zoo Experts and explore participant’s passions and questions. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend regularly for a continuous learning and relationship experience. Drop-off program, adult attendance is not required.

Sep. 26  Amazing Animal Care

Oct. 24 Biomimcry

Nov. 28 Eggs: Inside and Out

Jan. 23 Zoo Keepers, Vets and Careers

Feb. 27 Training and Enrichment

Apr. 23 Illegal Wildlife Trade and Endangered Species

May 28 Adventurer’s Choice!


Home School Programs

Grades K-4 (Ages 6 and up) 
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  OR  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $15/member adult and child; $25/nonmember adult and child; $10 extra participant (adult or child)
Students will be separated based upon age (6-8yrs and 9-11yrs). 

September 2 - Animal Behavior

October 7 - Mammals

November 4 - Nocturnal Tour (6:00-7:30 pm.)

December 2 - Tracks and Scat

January 6 - Mythbusters

February 3 - Madagascar

April 6 - Biomimicry

May 4 - Reptiles