Zoo Teens

Thank you for your interest in the zoo teen program. Registration is now closed for the 2022 season.

Zoo Teens

Experience the zoo like never before! Binder Park Zoo offers a fun, educational, and meaningful summer adventure for teenagers at our zoo. Binder Park Zoo Teens have the opportunity to expand job knowledge and gain experience for up to 30 total hours between June 13 and August 12, 2022. Choose to help people, animals, or BOTH!


No matter the task, we believe it’s essential for Zoo Teens to experience positive challenges in a rewarding environment that will help them in their future endeavors. Below are two departments we offer shifts in:

Animal Care- Zookeepers depend on Zoo Teens to aid with a variety of tasks including cleaning exhibit areas, preparing diets, cleaning dishes, feeding certain animals and learning ways to enrich the daily lives of animals at the zoo.  Some areas may be more appealing than others but all are designed to give you an understanding of the daily duties of a Zookeeper.

Education Programs- Education is at the forefront of connecting guests to nature and inspiring conservation. When working with education staff and zoo guests you will have a hand in educating about animals, preservation of species, eco-friendly practices, and so much more! A friendly smile and helpful attitude will enhance their experience and help them remember all they’ve learned at the zoo!

There is a non-refundable program fee of $180 due at registration. One yellow uniform T-shirt will be included with each registration. Extra t-shirts may be purchased for $15 while supplies last.

**Uniform requirements can be found in the Zoo Teen Handbook document linked below**

Click here to reserve a space in the 2022 Zoo Teen program.

  • A mandatory Orientation will be held at the zoo on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 1-4 pm.
  • Participants who cannot attend the orientation should not enroll in the program.

Please download the following documents and bring signed copies to the scheduled 2022 Zoo Teen orientation along with current vaccine records for the participant.