Youth & Teen Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday Science Programs

Cost: Zoo members $30; non-members $35

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Learning more about the natural world around us is all about science! With the Indianapolis Zoo’s Saturday Science program, kids will be able to investigate zoological situations by utilizing the scientific method. During this three-hour program, participants will observe, question and explore areas of the Zoo … and have fun while they’re at it!

The Zoo hosts Saturday Science Programs on select Saturdays throughout the year. All programs are from 9am to noon unless indicated. ​For more information, please email or call 317-630-2000 between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday-Friday.​​

6-8 Year Olds ​

Elephants — Aug. 12 - SOLD OUT

Explore the world of elephants like a scientist. Observe the Zoo's elephants and discover how scientists in the field study them. Learn about elephant conservation and how you can help protect Africa's elephants. [close]

9-12 Year Olds​

Birds Bees and Flying Machines — Aug. 19

Birds, bats, bees, and butterflies do it. Ever wondered exactly how hard flight is for animals? Come explore flight and aerodynamics at the Indianapolis Zoo. Visit our Zoo's resident expert flyers, join in fun science experiments, and discover what it is like to be an ornithologist. [close]

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NEW! Career Tours

Cost: Zoo members $45; non-members $50

Middle School — Nov. 11 • 9-11:30am
High School — Nov. 11 • 9-11:30am

Interested in a zoo career? Discover the wide variety of zoo careers and learn what it takes to work at a zoo. Go behind the scenes and talk with Zoo staff.​ 

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