David Traylor Zoo classroom reopening Monday; Newest program launching Jul. 6 Featured

David Traylor Zoo classroom reopening Monday; Newest program launching Jul. 6 KVOE News File Photo

The David Traylor Zoo is zooming into the summer with some upcoming educational programming for children soon.

Normally this is the time of year where the zoo would be holding its annual summer camp program, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the zoo has decided against holding the annual event to protect the health and safety of animals and patrons alike. In light of this, the zoo has created a new program called Zoom a Zoo which will begin Monday, Jul. 6 and will run through Friday, Jul. 10.

Zoo Education Coordinator Dehlia Sutton says each day will feature a different topic which children are certain to enjoy.


Zoom a Zoo comes as the David Traylor Zoo gets set for the reopening of its classroom Wednesday. The classroom will be open for its normal hours from 1 to 4 pm and will have a number of new procedures and mitigation strategies in place to prevent any potential spread of coronavirus.

The zoo is encouraging all visitors to wear masks, there will be one-way traffic in the classroom just like the zoo itself and hand sanitizing stations will be available.

Registration is still available for Zoom a Zoo, however, it is limited to the first 25 children whose fees are paid in full. The cost to attend Zoom a Zoo is $20 for Emporia Friends of the Zoo members and $25 for non-members. You can find the registration form on the David Traylor Zoo's Facebook page.

For questions or more information contact the zoo by calling 341-4365.

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