Onsite Programs

Self Guided Scavenger Hunt:

The education department can craft a personalized scavenger hunt just for your group focusing on topics that your team is interested in or what your class is learning! We want your field trip here at the zoo to be one filled with learning, exploring, and having a good time.

Using an application called Goose Chase. Your team will go around the zoo, looking for answers and completing prompts all on your electronic devices.

*The zoo does not have wifi throughout park. You will need a device that can support the application for your scavenger hunt.

Availability:
Must have a two week notice for the program, but can be scheduled for any day and time.

Fee:
$50 per group. You will be able to download the game to as many devices as you need. Admission not included.

Length of program: Depending on the topics you would like to hit, but in general will focus on the whole zoo

For more information or to schedule a Scavenger Hunt, please call 254-750-8467 or 254-750-8466.

Animal Presentation

Meet some live animals up close and learn more about them as we discuss their importance on our planet. Animal presentations are given under the pavilion at the zoo and are the perfect way to start or end your zoo visit. *We will not be able to touch animals due to COVID.

Creature Features focuses on a variety of animals and what makes each of them so special.

Reptiles looks closely at these scaled animals, what makes them stand out and why they are so important to a balanced ecosystem.

Texas Animals examines some of the amazing animals that live here in the state of Texas.

Mammals centers the attention on the fur-covered animals that share our planet with us.

*The animals presented are dependant of weather and temperament and no particular animals will be promised for a program.

Ages:
4 and up

Availability:
Animal Presentations are available September through May, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fee:
$2 per person plus admission (this cost is for teachers and chaperones also)
Minimum of 10 people per program, limited to 30 or less per program.
Multiple programs can to be scheduled for larger groups.

Length of program: Approximately 15-30 minutes

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please call 254-750-8467 or 254-750-8466.

 

Education Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
To schedule a group visit (field trip), without an education program, please call (254) 750-8400.

All programs require advance registration. 

Reservations:  Call the Education Department at (254) 750-8466 or (254) 750-8467.

Cancellations:  If you must cancel a scheduled program, please call the Education Department as soon as possible.  If you cancel the day of the program, you will still have to pay the program fee.

Rescheduling:  We will try to reschedule your program, however, rescheduling a program can not be guaranteed.

  • Payment is due at the time of the program, unless noted otherwise.
  • All fees are subject to change.
  • If you must cancel a program, please call the Education Department as soon as possible at (254)750-8466 or (254) 750-8467.

Chaperone requirements:

  • One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students.
  • Chaperones are required to stay with the students at all times.  Failure to do so may result in dismissal of your entire group or cancellation of the program.

The zoo staff is responsible for teaching and facilitating the program.  It is the responsibility of the chaperone to maintain control of the group.

Cameron Park Zoo’s Education Department aims to provide diverse educational opportunities that foster an appreciation for the natural world and inspire life long learning while broadening awareness concerning the conservation of wildlife and the preservation of biodiversity.

📷:Sheri Hemrick