Zoo Camps & Programs

Good Zoo
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Zoo Camps & Programs
Animal Encounters
Master Naturalist
Wall of the Wild
Benedum Theater
Model Train

2017 Zoo Summer Camp Schedule

Camp Information & Registration PDF

Home School Zoo Engineering Program

April 18-20, 2017

Ever wonder how a zoo works? This program is for you. Go behind the scenes and explore the Oglebay Good Zoo and investigate the zoo exhibits during the Home School Zoo Engineering program.


Enjoy two-nights lodging, breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday and dinner Wednesday night starting at $165 per person, per night, double occupancy, plus applicable taxes and fees. Make your reservations today at 877-436-1797 or email: reservations@oglebay.com and request the "Good Zoo Home School Package".

Home School Weekend registration PDF

Adult Education Master Naturalist Program

Download the schedule and info PDF

Preschool Programs
Join the educators at the Good Zoo for fun-filled pre-school programs, designed for a child and adult to interact together and explore nature.

Program Description & Registration PDF

Parent's Guide PDF

Birthday Parties
Celebrate your next birthday at the Good Zoo and leave the fuss to us.

Birthday Parties FAQ PDF

NEW! Family Yoga
What’s better than yoga class? Yoga class at the zoo!
Children, of all ages, and parents alike can experience the benefits of yoga in a fun, natural environment. The animals will be our teachers as we practice animal asanas (yoga postures) and learn about how ancient yogis modeled their exercise by observing wildlife. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat.

Classes are taught by Jomana Papillo, CYT 250, CKYT. She has also trained with Louise Goldberg and ChildLight Yoga in yoga for special needs children. Classes focus on fun basic yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Classes emphasize creative expression, games, books, music, positive
affirmations and lots of storytelling.

Fall Descriptions & Registration PDF

NEW Winter Programs!
Check out our new Winter Program Schedule that include fun-filled, zoo-themed activities for kids!

View Schedule & Registration Form PDF

Field Trips & Teacher Programs
Looking for a hands-on adventure for your students? Then the zoo is for you! The Good Zoo provides unique opportunities for student involvement whether it's seeing the Big Dipper in the Benedum Theater or touching a llama or looking at tiny creatures through a microscope.

Explore & Learn Newsletter PDF

Afternoon Workshops & Sleepovers
Specially designed programs for Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Campfire Clubs, church groups and other organizations that want a fun-filled adventure at the zoo.

Workshops FAQ and Registration PDF

Sleepovers FAQ and Registration PDF

Workshops for Individual Scouts
If you cannot get your troop together for a workshop program at the zoo, here is an opportunity for your girls to attend workshops individually. These fun, educational programs are designed to help Scouts earn their try-its, patches and interest projects. Each program includes: Zoo admission, guided zoo tour, train ride (seasonal-weather/facilities permitting), live animal presentation, booklet, workshop materials, and a zoo patch. Participants will also be treated to a pizza lunch and ice cream snack!

Call 304-243-4068 or e-mail vmarkey@oglebay-resort.com for more details about any of the programs listed on this page.