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Posted on: February 7, 2024

APPLY NOW for the 2024 Zoo Teen Program!

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Columbian Park Zoo's Zoo Teen program is designed for students 14-17 years of age who have a desire to explore animal-related careers, including zookeeping, conservation and wildlife education.

This structured volunteer program is a wonderful oppo...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Visit our Registration Portal - CivicRec

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Online registration is now available for year-round fun with Columbian Park Zoo and Lafayette Parks and Recreation! Visit our registration portal, CivicRec, to browse or sign up for Zoo Camps, youth classes, Zoo Memberships, Zoo Birthday Parties and other...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

NOW HIRING! Seasonal Zoo Positions

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Join our summer team!  We are now hiring SEASONAL STAFF for a variety of positions:

  • Seasonal Zookeepers provide daily care to our animal residents and assist zoo visitors...
  • Seasonal Zoo Educators serve as camp counselors and present a variety of l...
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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Zoo Summer Camp Registration Opens Feb 1!

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Columbian Park Zoo offers a summer full of learning fun with Zoo Camps! Camps begin June 3 with weekly themed day camp offerings each week. Age groups are 5-7, 8-11 and 12-14 years. Check out the full schedule and all the details on the summer camp pages,...

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