After School at the Zoo: TBZ’s Zoo Club

After School at the Zoo:  TBZ’s Zoo Club!

Turtle Back Zoo is an amazing classroom! Our Out of School at the Zoo: Zoo Club offers students an opportunity to participate in animal and conservation themed programs and projects that facilitate scientific literacy and life-long environmental stewardship. Available to students in grades 1 through 5. The program includes a visit into the Zoo or South Mountain Reservation as weather permits.

Fall Dates and Themes


Drop-off your student as early as 3pm, no later than 3:45pm.  At 3:45pm we head out into the Zoo or South Mountain Reservation.

Register for the October 4 Zoo Club here:  To Register

Register for the October 18 Zoo Club here:  To Register

Register for the November 1 Zoo Club here:  To Register

Register for the November 15 Zoo Club here:  To Register

Register for the December 6 Zoo Club here:  To Register

Who Should Come:  Students in grades 1 through 5 who are passionate about animals and conservation

How to Prepare

  • Wear comfortable clothes that will keep your student warm and dry while outside
  • Reusable water bottle

What Not to Bring

  • Electronic devices you might get glued to (phones are ok if you’re just taking pictures)
  • Grumpy attitude!

Program Details
Drop-off is at the Berson Education Center as early as 3pm, but no later than 3:45pm (we will be leaving the building after that). Pick-up time is between 6pm and 6:30pm; late pick-ups after 6:30pm will incur a fee of $10 for every 15 minutes late. Your child can come straight from school – we have a classroom where they can safely leave school gear while out in the Zoo or Reservation. We will provide a snack of fresh fruit and veggies, but you may provide other snacks for your child as needed; refrain from including common allergenic foods such as tree nuts, etc. Please make sure that your child has a refillable water bottle and is comfortably dressed to spend time outside. We will go outside, rain or shine or snow, unless there is thunder or lightening.

Cancellations with refund may be made up to 7 days prior to the originally scheduled date and time; no refunds will be offered less than 7 days prior to the originally scheduled tour date and time. Cancellation requests may be made by phone at 973-731-5800 ext. 236 or email:

  • Date September 26, 2019
  • Tags Animals, Conservation, Education, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Science, South Mountain Recreation Complex

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