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City of Idaho Falls News

Posted on: June 29, 2020

Idaho Falls Zoo Premieres Virtual Camp for Kids

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The Idaho Falls Zoo is excited to present Virtual Zoo Camps! 

Join zoo staff for a WILD virtual adventure from the comfort and safety of your home. The online experiences will take place on two weekdays each week throughout July with the first virtual camp, called Zoo Detective, on July 8.

You might wonder, why has the zoo gone virtual? “Due to health, safety, and budgetary restrictions, we are unable to offer most of our in-person educational programs this year,” says Sunny Katseanes, zoo curator.  “Virtual Zoo Camps allow us to connect with kids and families in fun, new, innovative ways.”

Kids of all ages are invited to go behind the scenes, meet zookeepers, encounter animals up-close, create crafts, and enjoy fun interactive activities all from the safety and security of their homes. Virtual Zoo Camps will last approximately one hour and feature similar components as the zoo’s much-loved, in-person zoo camps. Kids will be able to interact with one another and zoo educators, ask questions, get up-close and personal with zoo animals and share stories.  Some of the virtual camp topics include Zoo Detective, Animal MythBusters, Animal Olympics, and many more!

“We did a trial-run last week and the group really had a blast,” states Katseanes. “We can’t wait for your kids to join in!”

Virtual zoo camps are only $15 per household device, $12 for TPZS zoo members.

To learn more and register, click HERE.

If you have questions about the camps, contact Monica, Zoo Educator, at (208) 612-8254 or mwitcher@idahofallszoo.org.

Stay informed on the fun at the zoo! Follow the Idaho Falls Zoo on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and the zoo website, www.idahofallszoo.org.

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Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at bcranor@idahofallsidaho.gov        

About Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park:   With more than 330 individual animals representing 130 species from all around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo is known as the “Best Little Zoo in the West.” Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo participates in 44 national Species Survival Plans. Learn more on our website.  

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