Zoo Careers Program


Zoo Careers

Working with wild animals can be exciting, rewarding, and sometimes a even a little stinky! During this program, your middle or high school students will get a sneak peek into what working for a zoo is really like. Enjoy hands-on activities and expert insight while learning about zoo keeping, zoo veterinary care, and wildlife research.

The cost is $110 for the first program, $75 for each consecutive program and $1 per mile travel fee. Consecutive programs further than 20 minutes apart will incur an additional fee. Program fees are valid through December 31, 2023.

Zoo Careers Program Request Form

Desired date(s) for us to visit your facility

Please give at least 3 possible dates and times for ease of scheduling.

Tell us more about your group

Instructions to help our staff reach your location (where to park, what door to enter, etc.):

COVID-19 Guidelines: John Ball Zoo does not currently require program participants to wear face masks. We will continue to follow masking guidelines set by local, state, and federal agencies and update this policy as needed.