Junior Zookeeper Program at the Erie Zoo

Covid-19 Update: All Erie Zoo programs are now cancelled until further notice in response to Covid-19 directives. If you are signed up for a program, we will contact you the week before your scheduled program to issue you a refund. We thank you for bearing with us during these uncertain times. If you have any questions please contact us through the contact form on our website. Thank you!

If you are interested in ways to support the Erie Zoo during this time please visit the link below.

Ways to Help


Do you dream about working with animals? Here is your chance to work alongside our Children's Zoo, Reptile, Small Animal and Horse Barn Keepers plus help prepare the animal diets. Learn about zoo animals and how they are cared for while participating in a hands-on fun-filled day. Afternoons are spent making animal enrichments, visiting "behind the scene" areas and participating in conservation activities.

WHO: Kids Ages 11-17

COST: $175 members / $200 non-members.

Download Application Sign Up


Click "Sign Up"  to choose a week and sign up. Program fee must accompany the registration. Junior ZooKeepers must complete an information form after you complete the registration process.  Click "Download Application" for the information form.  This information form must be filled out, printed and mailed immediately following registration. Please respect the age ranges.  Questions? – 814-864-4091 ext. 247.