Build courage as we talk about things we think are scary. What are you afraid of? Here’s the chance to break barriers and touch a (gulp!) cockroach, or maybe a snake. Be strong—you can do it!
What does an animal need to live a healthy life? Are animals needs the same as people’s needs? Zookeepers need to know a lot about the animals they are tending. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of animal care. This program helps meet the requirements for Zinni and 3 Cheers for Animals.
Bugs (In-person programs are 90 minutes long)
This activity-filled program will help your troop gain a greater appreciation for the world of bugs. Although they are tiny, insects have many amazing characteristics for us to explore.
Pets (In-person programs are 75 minutes long)
There are so many different types of pets available—how do you know which, if any, is right for you? In our Pets program, we’ll learn all about how zookeepers take care of Cosley Zoo’s horses, rabbits, chickens, and other domestic animals and investigate what it means to be a responsible pet owner.
Senses (In-person programs are 75 minutes long)
Explore your five senses with a zoo-themed twist! We’ll be comparing and contrasting our senses to those of the animals living around us. How does your vision compare to an owl’s or your hearing to a rabbit’s? Come join us and find out!
Animal Habitats (In-person programs are 90 minutes long)
Discover and investigate the many different animal habitats that we have right here in Illinois! Every animal has its own needs and each habitat presents different challenges for the animals that live there. Learn what these challenges are and then create your very own animal habitat! We’ll also discuss endangered habitats, meet a live animal, and learn what you can do to help protect animal homes.