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Lunch with a Keeper
Member - $49 - Single participant
  $80 - Pair
General - $65 - Single participant
  $105 - Pair

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a zookeeper might be like? Do you want to experience a behind-the-scenes tour led by a person who knows the animals best? In this adults-only program, we provide an exclusive opportunity to learn from the animal experts—our zookeepers! Enjoy a pizza lunch while you ask questions that only a keeper can answer and listen to stories that only a keeper can tell. After lunch, be treated to an exclusive glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of our keeper staff through an animal experiences or behind-the-scenes tour.. This unqiue experience is one of the best at the Zoo; you'll truly understand the passion and dedication involved with being a zookeeper.

Photo Walkabout

Tips, tricks, and technique guidance abound in this casual walkabout program led by one of the Zoo’s expert volunteer photographers. This program is entirely focused on practicing skills, getting instant feedback and having fun while capturing great images at the Zoo. While some dates may have a specific focus, participant interest shapes each class making this a dynamic and social experience for all. Whether your camera is professional quality or simply a phone camera, there is a walkabout program for you!

$18 per person (Zoo admission not included)

Maximum program participants: 6

Master Naturalist
This page is to register for the 2020 South Mountain Master Naturalist Training Course. In order to register for the course, you must have received notification from ACNC staff that your application was approved. Visit smeec.org for more application information.
Birding at the Mountain

Join experienced birder Gordon Karre on a guided walk and explore the winged wonders that surround us all.

$6 per person. Limited loaner binoculars available.

Sonoran Speaker Series

A Crusty Desert Secret: The Invisible Lifeforms that Transform the Sonoran Landscape

October 2, 2019 | 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Dr. Steve Presse, Arizona State University

Hohokam Rock Art at South Mountain Park
October 30, 2019 | 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Peter Krocek, co-author and photographer for the book, "Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art at South Mountain Park."

Discovering Lost Crops Among the Hohokam and Other Arizona Cultures
December 4, 2019 | 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Wendy Hodgson, Herbarium Curator Emerita for Desert Botanical Gardens

Recommended for ages 14 and up. Park gates close at 7 p.m.

$5 per participant.

Birding 101 - 11/16/2019

Which field guide is best? Which bincoculars should I use? Come learn the basics of bird identification with our resident expert! You'll learn what birds you're likely to see, and what to look for if you see something different! Practical tips and tricks in the classroom, and then head into the field for some practice!

$10 General Admission (Zoo admission not included)
$5 Member Admission

No children under 12