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Register early to take part in the Zoo’s Wild Workshops. They are fun for the whole family! Each workshop features a wide variety of activities involving behind-the-scenes opportunities, hands-on activities and live animal contact. 

Fees for Zoo Vet Tech:
Non-Members = $20.00   Members = $15.00

Fees for Behind the Scenes:
Non-Members = $40.00   Members = $35.00

Fees for Enriching Zoo Animals and Beast Feast:
Non-Members = $30.00   Members = $25.00

Fees for Zoo Clues:
Non-Members = $20.00   Members = $15.00


Hyena Enrichment which was part of the “Enriching Zoo Animals.”  We made paper tube treats and got the opportunity to watch the keeper feed the treats to the hyena

2016 Wild Workshop (Family Programs) Schedule

DATES

WORKSHOP

TYPE

March 12, 2016

Behind the Scenes

Family (6 & up)

April 16, 2016

Enriching Zoo Animals

Family

June 25, 2016

Behind the Scenes

Family (6 & up)

August 13, 2016

Zoo Clues

Family

October 8, 2016

Behind the Scenes

Family (6 & up)

November 5,  2016

Beast Feast

Family

 

 

 

 

 


For all of our Family Workshops, all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Participants must register and pay program fees by the Sunday prior to the date of each session.

Behind the Scenes
Date: March 12, 2016
       June 25, 2016
       October 8, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ages: Families with children ages 6 and up
This workshop is an exciting experience that gives you and your family a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind closed doors at the Buffalo Zoo! Meet zookeepers as we visit three exhibit areas to learn the daily routine of preparing animal diets, observing behavior, training and more.
Important Notes:
Due to the unpredictability of animals, tour experiences may vary
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Please be aware that we will be visiting confined zookeeper work areas with close proximity to wild animals. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. All participants must abide by staff instructions at all times. If you require reasonable accommodation as a result of a disability or other reasons, please call 995-6128 for assistance.

Enriching Zoo Animals:
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what we do to keep our animals happy and busy? At this workshop, you will learn firsthand how our keepers “enrich” the lives of our animals with fun toys and treats. Learn about animal behavior, help us create delicious treats for some of our incredible animals, and watch the animals interact with your creations!

Zoo Clues
Date: August 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A crime has been committed at the Zoo and we need your help to follow the clues and figure out who was involved! Once our mystery is solved, meet some live animals that use their strong senses to solve their own mysteries.

Beast Feast
Date: November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We aren’t the only ones who like to celebrate Thanksgiving! Come learn how we prepare feasts for our Zoo animals. The workshop starts off with a study on how delicious food can be with a light continental breakfast. Then we explore animal diet and nutrition, observe animals enjoying their breakfast, and go behind-the-scenes to take a peek at the Zoo’s specialized diet prep kitchen.

CLICK HERE to download the WILD WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-paid registration is required, and all participants are required to pay the workshop fee. For more information call us at (716) 995-6128

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