Summer Safari

Summer Safari

Each summer, kids in pre-K through 6th 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.

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

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Meet New Friends

Summer Safari

Make Crafts

Summer Safari

And More!

FOTAZ Members

Fee per Class: $95

FOTAZ Members can begin registering Monday, March 25 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.


Fee per Class: $115

Non-members can begin registering Monday, April 1 at 9 am.

Non-member registrations will not be processed until Monday, April 1.

Cancellations & 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.
  • All classes are based on GRADE COMPLETED in May 2019.

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)

Where the Wild Things Roam
June 3 - 7

Jump into the pages of your favorite animal tales! Travel the Zoo to find where the wild things roam and meet the real animals behind these classic creature stories!

Black Bear, Black Bear, What Do You See?
June 17 - 21

From pink flamingos to a kookaburra’s call, there are so many vibrant colors to see and fascinating sounds to hear! Go exploring to discover the many sights and sounds of the animal kingdom.

Tigers Can’t Dance
July 22 - 26

Discover how animals get from one place to another as you hop, pounce, wiggle and slither along at the jungle dance.

Completed Kindergarten

All Paws on Deck
June 10 - 14

We’re ready for action! Earn badges as you journey to find the wonderful ways animals move and communicate.

Oh, the Animals You’ll See!
June 24 - 28

Mammals, birds, and reptiles, oh my! Adventure through the Zoo to discover the different groups of the animal kingdom. From there to here and here to there, animal fun is everywhere!

Horton Hears a Zoo
July 15 - 19

Humans have five senses, but what about Zoo animals? We’ll use our senses to explore nature and uncover some of the world’s most sense-ational species.

Completed Grades 1st & 2nd

Tales on the Creature Trail
June 3 - 7

We're on a mission to uncover creature powers of the animal kingdom. From keen eyesight to tough scales, investigate the fantastic features of the fast and the furriest.

If You Give a Wolf a Cookie
June 17 - 21

The stakes are high in this eat-or-be-eaten game! Uncover the true “foodies” of the animal kingdom and explore the hunting and dining strategies that help predators and prey survive another day.

Can I Keep It?
July 8 - 12

Interested in a furry, feathered, or scaly new friend? Discover why some animals make better pets than others and learn how you can help animals in your community.

Stories from Zootropolis
July 22 - 26

It's a classic case of zoodunit! ZPD is looking for new recruits to explore and patrol each zoo “district” looking for clues to identify the mystery animals.

Completed Grades 3rd & 4th

Diary of a Lion Pride
June 10 - 14

Do you go it alone or are you part of a pack? Discover the advantages of social behavior, and the unique ways animals “talk” with each other.

The Adventures of Superman-imals
June 24 - 28

Uncover the secrets of the amazing animal adaptations that have inspired your favorite super heroes and discover ways to be a superhero for wildlife.

Mysteries of Mythical Creatures and Fearsome Features
July 15 - 19

Use detective skills and follow the trail to solve the mysteries behind animal myths and legends. Start each day with a clue, inspect the zoo, and help debunk these mythical mysteries!

Completed Grades 5th & 6th

A Wrinkle in Time
June 17 - 21

Why are animals vanishing all over the globe? What can you do to make a difference? Embark on a journey through space and time to discover the science of saving species.

The Lion, the Spoonbill, and the Spider Web
July 8 - 12

Explore the homes and habitats of nature’s natural builders, uncover the science behind biomimicry, and dig into the world of zoo design to create your own habitat.

Completed Grades 7th & 8th

For summer program offerings for children that have completed 7th & 8th, please view TEEN TREK.

Teen Trek


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

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