Mill Mountain Zoo’s Spring Break Zoo Venture is back! As in years past, each day has a special theme and is chocked full of fun and educational activities. There will be hands-on interactions with animals, guided zoo tours, games, art activities, stories and more. To make it easy for any schedule, parents can pick and choose half days or full days and can enroll their children in one day or in all three!
Zoo Venture is designed for students ages 5-13. Half day camps run from 9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm. Campers can also be enrolled in the full day from 9am-3:30pm. All camps are outdoors and occur rain or shine, so students must dress appropriately. Tennis shoes are required. Full day campers should bring along a lunch that does not require refrigeration. The zoo will provide water and juice.
Registration deadline is April 7, 2017!
Single Day Rates:
Morning Half Day (9am-12pm) Member: $30 Non-Member: $40
Afternoon Half Day (12:30-3:30pm) Member: $30 Non-Member: $40
Full Day (9am-3:30pm) Member: $50 Non-Member: $60
3 Day Rate:
Morning Half Day (Tues-Thurs.) Member: $85 Non-Member: $100
Afternoon Half Day (Tues.-Thurs.) Member: $85 Non-Member: $100
Full Day (Tues.-Thurs.) Member: $160 Non-Member: $180
Tuesday, April 18-Eew, That’s Gross!
Scent marking, regurgitation, eating your own skin and even eating your own…dare we say it? Poo! These are just a few of the behaviors animals can engage in that people may find pretty yucky. Campers will spend the day learning why these behaviors are so important and how they actually help animals survive.
Wednesday, April 19-Captivating Cats
From snow leopards to cougars, campers will learn about the wild world of cats. Discover how these cats are different from domesticated housecats, how they can sometimes have things in common and all kinds of other fascinating feline information.
Thursday, April 20-Animal Detectives
What makes a bird a bird or a mammal a mammal? Do reptiles always have scales? Campers will learn about how animals are classified and use their detective skills to identify various animals at the zoo.