Thanksgiving Break Classes

Ages 5-8

($12 each class for TPZS members, $15 for nonmembers)
A great way to introduce your younger child to the zoo’s exciting education programs. Student must be in kindergarten or older. If your child takes both classes, please send a sack lunch with them.

There’s No Place Like Home Nov. 22, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
What is a habitat? Learn about animals from different parts of the world to explore their specific habitat needs.

I’m Hot Blooded Nov. 22, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
What does it mean to be warm-blooded? Learn about the basic characteristics of warm-blooded vertebrates.

Ages 9-13

($20 for TPZS members, $25 for nonmembers)
We’ll combine science, exploration, arts, crafts and lots of fun in these one day classes. Student must be in the 3rd grade or older. Please send your child with a lunch.

Born to be Wild Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Which animals hatch from eggs and which are live-born? Compare animal babies to
their parents while exploring the cycles of life of various animals.

Stay Classy, Animals Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Is it a bird? Is it a mammal? How do you know? Learn about the basics of animal classification by discovering the unique characteristics of animals from the five major groups of vertebrates: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.


Registration must be received no later than 1 week before camp starts. If you are a TPZS member, call 208-612-8453 to register and receive the discount. Non-members can register on the Parks and Recreation activity website. Partial scholarships may be available for rural, underrepresented & underprivileged youth. Call (208) 612-8418 for more information. 

American Kestrel 2 by Ray Thomas - 2008