Animal Care

Monday August 3

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM


Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm (Rising Grades 1-4). 

Before Care is now available from 8am - 9am for an additional $10 per day.  During Before Care children spend time reading, solving puzzles or games, and/or playing with Legos or Keva planks.  Before Care must be purchased at the time of registration.  No same-day purchase is offered.

After Care from 3pm - 5pm is also available and involves the campers exploring the Lab and its activities with a small group.  After care is available on a same day registration for $35 per child.  Sign up for the whole week and save $50!  

Get behind-the-scenes with the animal care staff here at the Children's Science Center as we learn about all things that hop, crawl, and swim!  This week, we will learn the science behind the animals we take care of every day, by exploring topics from biology to chemistry, even engineering.

In Animal Care Camp, children will: 

• Get up close and personal with animal encounters every day, learning about their adaptations and observing their behavior.

• Try your hand at the chemistry behind aquatic life by conducting water quality tests and learning all about pH!

• Engineer an enrichment device that will help an animal use their adaptations and explore their environment.

• Dissect a squid to learn about biology, and how veterinarians can diagnose, treat, and take care of sick and injured animals. 

• Design our own animal habitats that fit the needs and adaptations of every animal.

Participants must bring their own nut-free lunch and snack.  A complimentary pizza lunch will be provided on the last day of the camp. 

This is a drop-off program. Participants and one caregiver are invited to explore the Lab after camp hours free of charge. Additional family members may purchase their General Admission ticket at the door or in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult while enjoying the Lab exhibit areas.

Member discounts are applied at checkout.

We require written notice if you need to withdraw from a program. Please send written notice by email  requesting the withdrawal. A full refund will be provided less a $10 administrative fee if cancellation is requested with 7 days advance notice.  No refunds will be processed within two weeks of the program start day.