Celebrate Zookeeper Day at the SF Teaching Zoo on July 20

Celebrate Zookeeper Day at the SF Teaching Zoo on July 20

Zookeeper Day

June 7, 2024 – National Zookeeper Week is celebrated every July to bring attention to the hard work, dedication and loyalty of zookeepers around the world. Zookeepers are chefs, care takers, builders, scientists, researchers, conservationists, engineers, architects and more!

We will be celebrating and showcasing our incredible student zookeepers and the amazing work they do on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. Participate in activities to see if you have what it takes to be a zookeeper, meet our animal ambassadors, enjoy keeper talks, training demonstrations, live music, and meet with representatives from other zoos and conservation organizations represented by graduates from the Zoo Animal Technology program.

Tickets are only available at the gate the day of the event. All credit cards, cash, checks and Apple/Samsung Pay are accepted.

  • $8: adults
  • $5: children ages 4-12, Seniors (60+), Active Military and Veterans, Teachers, Police, Firefighters, First Responders, EMT/EMS, Healthcare Workers (all with valid ID), UF students and staff with current Gator1 ID
  • $3: Electronics Benefits Transfer recipients (up to 4 total tickets with card, any combination of adults/children)
  • Free: Children (3 and under), SF Students, Staff, and Retirees (with current SFID), and Zoo Members

Zookeeper Day at the SF Teaching Zoo is funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County.