Adult Zookeeper Camp

The Dakota Zoo Adult Zookeeper Camp is for adults age 18 and over.  This camp is designed to teach participants about animals and help them to develop a caring attitude about nature. It provides a fun, hands-on experience, while giving an in-depth look at many aspects of zookeeping.  Campers work on projects to enrich the lives of  zoo residents, go behind the scenes to help prepare diets and learn about animal health care, attend species-specific presentations done by our zookeepers, and much, much more!  The various activities will leave participants with a well-rounded knowledge of animals, the role of zoos in wildlife conservation, and the daily duties of a zookeeper.  Cost is $40 for non-members and $35 for members.  Pre-registration is required at least 7 days before the date of the event. On-line registration is generally available 30 days before  the scheduled camp date.   Contact our Education/Volunteer Coordinator at (701) 223-7543 ext. 3 or e-mail  to register or for more information.  Be sure to check the Schedule of events for the date and times.


May 15, 2021 camp registration (opens 4/15/21)