Summer Safari

Summer Safari

Each summer, kids in pre-k through the 8th grade can spend a whole week learning about the Zoo and its unique residents.

Each Summer Safari class is geared to a specific age group and sessions include activities, crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, snacks, train rides, animal encounters, visits with zookeepers, and a t-shirt.

Summer Safari classes enable your child to experience the Zoo and its animals under the guidance of educators, trained volunteers and Zoo staff.

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Summer Safari

See Animals Up-close


Summer Safari

Go Behind-The-Scenes


Summer Safari

Talk with Zookeepers


Summer Safari

Ride the Train


Summer Safari

Create Animal Enrichment


Summer Safari

Meet New Friends


Summer Safari

Make Crafts


Summer Safari

And More!

Lights. Conservation. Animals!

FOTAZ Members

Fee per Class: $95

FOTAZ Members can begin registering Monday, March 27 at 9 am.

The Parent/Guardian/Grandparent listed on the form must match the name listed on the FOTAZ Membership to qualify for the discount, and FOTAZ membership status is checked.

Non-members

Fee per Class: $115

Non-members can begin registering Monday, April 3 at 9 am.

Non-member registrations will not be processed until Monday, April 3.

Cancelations & Rescheduling

  • Over Two (2) Weeks Prior to Your Class: $20 Cancellation Fee
  • Two (2) Weeks Prior to Your Class: No refund will be issued since the spot has been reserved for you and it may not be filled.
  • Rescheduling requests are determined by availability.

Please Note

  • Forms accepted online, by mail, fax, or dropped off. No phone registrations.
  • Each child may only be registered for TWO Summer Safari classes.
  • All classes are based on GRADE COMPLETED in May 2017.

For Online Registration

  • Each class has to be registered for individually.
  • Multiple children can be registered for the same class on one online form.
  • Once you have submitted the online form, you will be redirected to PayPal for payment. You do not need a PayPal account; a credit card can be used.
  • If you do not recieve a payment confirmation email from PayPal, your registration is incomplete.

Completed Pre-K (Must be at least 4 years old)

THE JUNGLE LOOK
June 26 - 30

Whether it's feathers, fur or scales, each animal wears special "clothing". Investigate how body coverings enable animals to survive in their habitats.

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Completed Kindergarten

BRINGING UP BABY
June 12 - 16

What's it like growing up wild? Find out which babies are ready to venture out on the own and which need a lot of care.

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NORTH BY NORTH AMERICA
July 17 - 21

Whether they slither, fly, run or swim, discover how animals move and groove to get from one place to another.

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BREAKFAST AT KUMAR'S
July 31 - August 4

What's for breakfast? Discover the world of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, and where each animal fits in the food chain.

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Completed Grades 1st & 2nd

SOME LIKE IT HOT
June 5 - 9

From the sands of the Sahara to the depths of the oceans, discover the diversity of habitats around the world and the animals and plants that reside there.

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IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
June 19 - 23

Discover the special adaptations nocturnal creatures have that allow them to thrive at night.

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PATHS OF GLORY
July 10 - 14

Learn about species conservation success stories and how everyone can help by recycling, reusing, and conserving.

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THREE DAYS OF THE CARNIVORE
July 24 - 28

The hunt is on! Learn how stealthy animals evade predators and search for prey without being detected.

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IT'S A SWANDERFUL LIFE
July 31 - August 4

What's it like to grow up in a wild world? Learn how animals work together as family groups and take care of their young.

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Completed Grades 3rd & 4th

DIAL "C" FOR CONSERVATION
June 5 - 9

Investigate why some animals are endangered and how each of us can do our part to help protect wildlife and wild places.

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ON THE WATERFRONT
June 19 - 23

Discover what adaptations make animals perfectly-suited to live in and around water and what we can do to conserve and protect water environments.

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SINGING IN THE RAINFOREST
July 10 - 14

Whether it's a siamang singing, a tiger pinning back its ears, or a peacock displaying its dazzling feathers, animals are constantly sending messages to one another. Discover the many methods of communication in the animal kingdom.

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ZOO SIDE STORY
July 24 - 28

Travel around the world to explore the many types of partnerships that can be found in the animal kingdom and how each species depends on one another.

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Completed Grades 5th & 6th

2017: A ZOO ODYSSEY
June 12 - 16

Discover how much fun (and work) running a zoo can be! Go behind-the-scenes, talk to zoo staff, explore animal behavior and learn how we care for and enrich animals' lives.

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TROUBLE IN PARADISE
July 17 - 21

Investigate the many threatened and endangered animals that call the Alexandria Zoo home and discover what our zoo along with others across the globe are doing to save the world’s wildlife.

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Completed Grades 7th & 8th

REBEL WITH A CAUSE
June 26 - 30

Discover what Alexandria Zoo and others are doing to save endangered species and what you can do to help. Identify ways people can reuse, recycle, and reduce the use of resources to improve and protect our quality of life.

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Scholarships

A limited number of partial to full scholarships are available.

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Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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