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Campers viewing elephantsKids, would you like to get the inside scoop on zoo animals?  Do you want to experience a jungle safari in your own back yard? 

Parents, are you looking for a fun way to get your children active and out of the house?  Would you like them to continue learning while they are out of school?




Zoo campersZoo Edventures are the answer to your needs.  Each Edventure is a week long journey into the exciting world of animals filled with animal encounters, games, crafts and more.  Edventures take place in June and July, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-12:00PM and are open to students entering 1st through 8th grades.  Each week has a different theme and involves new fun and exciting activities.  Call or email Tarra Tyson, Manager of Docent with campersEducational Outreach and Camps at 620-276-1250 or tarra.tyson@gardencityks.us for more information. 


Get your registration forms here. Simply return forms to the administration offices inside the Finnup Center for Conservation.




Arctic Adventure!

(December 22nd & 23rd)

Way up north where Santa lives is a world of ice and snow.  Temperatures are cold and the weather is extreme, but many animals still call this frigid place home.  For two days we will discover this frozen world and explore the animals and people that eek out a living in a perpetual winter wonderland. 



Turn’n Up the Heat!

(December 29th & 30th)

It’s the middle of winter and it’s really cold outside.  So what do we do at the zoo?  We celebrate the winter season by dreaming of hot summer days!  Join us during this two-day camp as we learn about sandy deserts, warm climates, and the animals that live in them.  We will end out this camp with a special beach party of our own!


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