Junior Zookeeper for a Day


Each experience must be booked 48 hours in advance through the purchase link above. 


Junior Zookeeper for a Day - Offered Saturdays, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Limit 1 child age 10-16
Cost $399 


This premium experience allows one young person to go behind the scenes and get a crash course in Zoo Keeping 101!

The Experience includes:

  • From 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, work alongside one of the AGCZ keepers as a Junior Keeper for a Day.
  • Each Junior Zookeeper will receive their own shirt to wear for the day (please identify size at checkout)

Junior Zookeepers will:

  • Help clean and feed the contact barn animals
  • Make enrichment for the day for animals around the Americas section, including Boodah, the American Black Bear
  • Participate in a training session to learn how keepers help the animals participate in their own care and engage with the public.

The Experience is limited to:

  • 1 Child - Must be 10 - 16 years of age
  • Must wear closed-toe shoes; You will not be able to participate if you are not wearing closed-toe shoes.
  • It is going to be a busy day, so be sure to bring along water and snacks for extra energy and hydration during your zoo experience
  • Please notify staff of any allergies that your child may have before this experience since they may be coming in contact with animal food items and grass hay.
  • If your child requires any medications, they must be able to be responsible for them. (Please note: AGCZ staff cannot administer medications)

All safety measures must be strictly adhered to. Zoo staff reserves the right to end the adventure at any time if safety and boundary rules are not followed by all members of your party.


All experiences will begin promptly at their scheduled time. If you are late, you will not receive the full time allocated for the experience.

In the event of severe weather conditions, you will be contacted to reschedule your experience.

Hosted By

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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