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Career Discovery Day

Ages 11 - 17

From zookeepers to animal trainers, veterinarians and exhibit designers, the wide variety of possible zoo and animal careers are highlighted at our annual Career Discovery Day held each October! We kick off the event with a special career themed assembly that features animal stars. Participants meet zoo professionals during scheduled demonstrations, participate in special tours and get to delve deeper at the Career Breakout sessions. This comprehensive experience gives teens a chance to explore careers in a fun, fast paced environment!



Entry to the career assembly, tours, and career breakout sessions are limited to registered Career Discovery Day participants and their one chaperone only.  Participants will receive an agenda and have the opportunity to sign up for tours, keeper talks and career breakout sessions when they arrive for the program.


Members $60/ Nonmembers $65. Cost includes zoo admission for one participant and one required adult chaperone; please note that participants will not be admitted without an adult chaperone and chaperones must remain with participants throughout the duration of the event.  Scholarships are available through Denver Zoo's Red Apple Fund.


Please call 720-337-1491 or email

Thank you to the generous support of:
An Anonymous Donor and Clifford and DeVee Lushbough

Additional Funding provided by:

Taco Bell foundation for teens


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