Zoo Classes

Utah’s Hogle Zoo offers a wide variety of Zoo programming for learners of all ages and interests.

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Lunch with a Keeper

This 90-minute program is great for all ages and provides attendees with a unique opportunity to meet with a member of the Zoo’s keeper and education staff to learn about the animals and how we care for them. Each program includes a pizza lunch, a chance to speak with a zoo keeper, an educator and a special animal session. There must be at least one registered adult per party.     Sign up here

Family Nature Club

Nature Club

Want to get out into nature, but you’re not sure where or how? Join Utah’s Hogle Zoo for a monthly outing to learn more about the world around us, get outside, and have some fun! We’ll bring the tools and information you need; you bring enough water to drink and the right clothes to enjoy a morning outdoors. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability.     Sign up here


Preschool Programs

Each animal-themed program includes animal encounters, crafts and activities designed especially for early learners and their favorite grownup. Adults attend with children ages 3-5; unregistered siblings cannot be accommodated. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability.     Sign up here


Scout Programs

Hogle zoo offers multiple Boy Scout merit badge classes. We also offer Girl Scout, Cub Scout, and other Boy Scout programs upon request. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability.     Sign up here


Wildlife Club

Calling all kids that love wildlife and gardening! Utah’s Hogle Zoo has an exciting new after school club for youth ages 9-13. Youth can become certified Wildlife Gardeners by completing group and individual projects throughout the year, earning badges and certificates. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability.     Sign up here



Create a memory that will last a life time! If you love animals, games, and campfires, you won’t want to miss out. Come with your private group and discover the zoo after hours. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag!    Learn More.

Zoo Just for You

Zoo Just for You

Hogle Zoo is offering a program for children with special needs and an accompanying adult. We  offer a preschool class series for children with special needs, as well as classes for children ages 6-18 who are Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, have Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectually delayed or who have physical disabilities. For dates and availability or to sign up Click here

Zoo Just for Little You

For early learners ages 2-5 with special needs who are working on developmentally appropriate milestones. Activities are movement based and incorporate pretend play, fine and gross motor skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, and other appropriate preschool skills. All abilities are welcome, and classes are wheelchair accessible. To facilitate learning and play, children may bring a neuro-typical friend or sibling of similar age, but all children must be individually registered for class. For dates and availability or to sign up Click here



  • Children must be registered for the grade they are going into at the start of the new school year.

    Keeper Camps >> – Do you dream about animals? Do you think measuring, scrubbing, sweeping and interacting with wild animals are good ways to spend your day? Have you always wanted to be a zookeeper? Well, here is your chance to see if you have what it takes. Come to the Zoo for a hands-on, behind the scenes, fun-filled day. Participants will spend their day with a staff member preparing animal diets, cleaning exhibits and creating enrichment for some of our animals. Participants must submit a current (within three months of camp date) and certified negative TB test two weeks prior to camp. Please download and complete this form. We will provide lunch, a T-shirt and a Keeper-tastic time!             

    Zoo Camps provides lively lessons about animals and ecosystems throughout the summer. Zoo Day Classes, toddler and preschool classes are offered year-round. Scouts, students and family groups can take classes and even spend the night at the Zoo through our Zoo Snooz programs. Click on the program to learn more!

    • Online Registrations: A confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail once you have registered online for your desired program. If you don’t receive an e-mail confirmation, please check your spam folder. For further questions call (801)584-4562. To register online choose classes from the menu.
    • CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES: After registration is confirmed, Utah’s Hogle Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit, no-substitution policy. If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.
    • NOTICE: Due to various reasons including allergies, known or otherwise, we will NOT be providing snacks during classes and camps this year. Please be sure to send the appropriate number of snacks, a lunch for all day classes and camps as well as a water bottle or drinks for your child. A water fountain is always available and we encourage the use of water bottles.
    • If your child is enrolled in a day class please be sure to send them with a snack and a drink. 
    • If they are enrolled in two day classes for the same day they will need 2 snacks, a lunch and 3 drinks.
    • If your child is enrolled in one of our all day camps they will need to bring 2 snacks, a lunch and 3 drinks for each day.
    • There is a water fountain that is always available and we encourage you to send water bottles with your children.


Utah Master Naturalist

Interested in becoming a Utah Master Naturalist? Each module of the program focuses on studying the different components of these systems including climate, geography, hydrology, plants and animals, as well as how these components interact and are managed in Utah. The mission of the Utah Master Naturalist Program is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers and professionals who provide education, outreach, and service promoting citizen stewardship of natural and cultural resources within their communities.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo Book Club

Pay just once and join us all year! Join staff from Utah’s Hogle Zoo the first Thursday of the month for a discussion of a different zoo- or conservation-related book each time, with light refreshments. Book club meets from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. For adults 14 and up; please note that we cannot accommodate children during book club meetings.