Individual and Family Programs

IN-PERSON

Spring and summer IN-PERSON camps have returned! Click here for details.

VIRTUAL

Zoo Live Events

Cost: $10 per device: includes a live session from one of our animal areas and corresponding education activity

Discover the world without leaving your bed! Zoo Live Events are a great way for your family to cuddle up and explore everything the Zoo has to offer.

Upcoming events

Join the conversation! Connect with ecology and wildlife conservation to critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Each month, book club participants will receive a discussion guide (including book, film, and podcast recommendations!) and access to a 60-minute live virtual discussion with Zoo educators. We hope to include your whole family in a fascinating conversation on conservation topics each month.

“Love, Life, and Elephants” by Daphne Sheldrick

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Wednesday, May 19: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST

Have you ever hand raised an orphaned elephant? Daphne Sheldrick has! Join us in reading her memoir, “Love, Life, and Elephants” and explore the extraordinary life of this dedicated conservationist. Sheldrick and the Nairobi National Park have fascinating stories to tell and differing perspectives to share. Our book discussion is designed for adults only — but the reading guide included in the program cost will offer media suggestions and discussion questions suitable for children.

*Book available through LFPL or wherever books are sold

“Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” by Ben Goldfarb

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Wednesday, Jun. 23: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST

Where did all the beavers go? Join us in reading “Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” by environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb to find out what happened to the beavers and why that matters to our ecosystems. Get ready to learn all about trophic cascades and what a keystone species really is. Our book discussion is designed for adults only — but the reading guide included in the program cost will offer media suggestions and discussion questions suitable for children.

*Book available through LFPL or wherever books are sold

Popsicles with Penguins: A Virtual Event

Saturday, May 29: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

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Let’s learn about some penguins that live in areas warm enough to melt a popsicle! Join us for a virtual popsicle party to learn about two unique penguin species and get an up-close virtual view of our animal ambassadors. Enjoy your favorite popsicle or cold treat while you learn about African and Little Penguins, penguin conservation efforts, ask questions about the penguins in our care, participate in engaging at-home activities and more.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Check out an amazing array of free content to use with your kids including videos and digital resources!