Dakota Zoo Junior Docents


This youth program is designed for energetic and enthusiastic boys and girls ages 12 and 13 years old.


Activities include:

  • Learn to educate Zoo visitors about animals.

  • Help with the upkeep of the grounds.

  • Build animal enrichment gadgets.

  • Face painting and snow cone sales.

  • And other fun things! 



Each member is required to complete a training program which prepares them for educating Zoo visitors about animals and nature. Membership in this group requires a commitment of time and effort.  Each member must have a current Dakota Zoo Membership to participate.


Junior Docent Meetings

This active group of young volunteers meet during the summer in the Dakota Zoo Discovery Center.


Due to great demand, this programs fills up fast so call today for more information. 


Please contact our Education/Volunteer Coordinator at (701) 223-7543 ext. 3 or email at educate@dakotazoo.org for more information.