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Youth Programs

Riverbanks’ youth development programs are not only fun and a great way to meet new friends, but they also provide opportunities to develop job-readiness and life skills while serving as an ambassador for Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

Riverbanks ZooCrew

ZooCrew is Riverbanks’ newest learning program for middle school youth that utilizes the Riverbanks campus and exhibits to learn about environmental stewardship and the science behind animal care.

Riverbanks ZooTeens

ZooTeens provides two years of fun, adventure, animal handling and training to develop team building, public speaking, leadership and job readiness skills—all while having a WILD TIME!