Winter Safari Schedule 2019

How To Train Your (Zoo) Animal

2nd-3rd Grade

Camp Description

Positive reinforcement is the perfect training method for primates, pachyderms, and parrots! Training animals can be challenging and requires a lot of patience and problem solving. Are you up for the challenge?

Day Overview

**Schedule Subject to Change. Ask your camper the questions below to learn about their day!

Question of the Day

Can you design a new Bird Demonstration space that allows birds to fly around, but not fly away? BONUS: Can you have the Bird interact with the audience?

Zoo Exploration

Outdoor bird exhibits. What clues did we learn about the bird enclosures? How did this help us design a new type of demonstration space?

Animal Experience

What animal did we meet in our classroom? How did they help us think about our Question of the Day?

Engineering Challenge

Campers design a new demonstration space that allows birds to fly around, but prevents them from flying away. What did we create? Why does our solution work?

Further Exploration

What other areas of the zoo did we explore? Did we see other examples of animal training at the Zoo today?

Taking It Home

How does training help both the animals and their zookeepers? How could you apply what you learned about training to animals at home?


  • Please review IMPORTANT INFORMATION, as well as our Policies and Procedures, to ensure you and your child are ready for camp.
  • Campers must bring a lunch, water bottle, and dress for the weather (plus lots of walking!). As most animal exhibits are outside, we WILL go outside every day.
  • A photo ID is required every day at pick up. Please notify the staff ahead of time if someone who is not on the authorized pick-up list will be picking up your child.
  • To contact us during the day, add authorized pick-ups, or to arrange a late arrival/early pick-up, call the Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400.

Contact Us

If your camper liked Summer Safari, they will LOVE Fall, Winter, and Spring Safari Mini-Camps! When school is out, Safari Camp is in! These camps run from November through March. There’s a Safari for every season!