• Roar and Pour Wine Fest

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    Mark your calendars and buy tickets now for this new adults-only 21 and over fundraising event on April 29, 2017! This event will feature samplings of a variety of wines from local and national wineries, live entertainment, and a souvenir wine glass. VIP and general tickets available. Click on read more below for details.
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  • Registration is Open!

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    Our camps are for kids ages 6-12 and are full of activities and learning. Click the Read More button below to view all of the camp themes for 2017. Registration is now open!
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Do you love animals and the natural world? Do you want to help instill that curiosity and passion in our zoo guests? Apply to be a zoo docent today!

Zoo Docents are volunteer educators and guides who provide interpretation and exciting, hands-on experiences around your Topeka Zoo. As such, this group of volunteers receives a more in depth and specialized training than our other volunteers. At the end of initial training, docents are uniquely experienced in the various parts of the zoo and become part of our effort to change the world.

The duties our docents perform are as varied as those performing them. They operate Discovery Stations around the zoo, talk with guests about animals that live at the zoo, handle education animals to provide up-close experiences, guide our guests through the zoo, and more.

If you love animals, love learning, if you enjoy talking to people, and if you’re looking for a unique and rewarding volunteer experience, you’re in the right place! If you would like to talk more about this opportunity or have an application sent to you, contact Dennis Dinwiddie at ddinwiddie@topeka.org or 785-368-9134.

The next Topeka Zoo Docent Training Academy occurs during the week of March 13-17, 2017.

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