Winter Safari Schedule 2019

How To Train Your (Zoo) Animal

Kindergarten-1st 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

How can we teach Rudy the Rhino that it is safe and fun to be outside?

Zoo Exploration

Pachyderm Exhibits, Toyota Elephant Passage. What clues did we find about Rudy? What made Rudy feel anxious about going outside? What fun things did we see in Rudy’s exhibit and the elephants’ exhibits?

Animal Experience

What animal(s) did we meet in our classroom? How was each animal we met different? Which one did we like the best?

Engineering Challenge

Campers design a training routine to help Rudi learn to love the outdoors! Why was our solution the best way to help Rudi? How does it work? What will we use to motivate Rudi?

Further Exploration

What areas of the zoo did we explore in the afternoon? Which other animals did we see being trained 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!