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Dakota Zoo Junior Docents


This youth program is designed for energetic and enthusiastic boys and girls ages 12 and 13 years old.


Activities include:

  • Learn to educate Zoo visitors about animals.

  • Help with the upkeep of the grounds.

  • Build animal enrichment gadgets.

  • Face painting and snow cone sales.

  • And other fun things! 



Each member is required to complete a training program which prepares them for educating Zoo visitors about animals and nature. Membership in this group requires a commitment of time and effort.  Each member must have a current Dakota Zoo Membership to participate.


Junior Docent Meetings

This active group of young volunteers meet during the summer in the Dakota Zoo Discovery Center.


2013 Junior Docents Meeting Dates

May 9

Open House/Meeting 6-7pm

May 14

Junior Docent Safety Training 6-7pm

June 18

Meeting 6-7pm

July 16

Meeting 6-7pm

August 13

End of Season BBQ and Fun Night 5-7pm


Due to great demand, this programs fills up fast so call today for more information. 

Feel free to attend the May 17th Open House (with parents) to learn more about this program.


Please contact our Education/Volunteer Coordinator at (701) 223-7543 ext. 3 or email at educate@dakotazoo.org for more information.