Career Day

Register Would you love to work with animals one day? Do you want to learn more about careers in animal care, education, or veterinary medicine within a zoo setting? If you answered YES, then plan on attending one of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Career Day events for students in middle and high school.


Career Day at the Zoo is a wild experience! Explore the professional fields of animal care, veterinary medicine, education and more. Get close to small animals, meet with Zoo staff, and take a behind-the-scenes tour.  Get a closer look at the real work involved with these exciting careers and learn how we work together to secure a future for wildlife.

Pre-Registration and waiver forms are required.

All Career Day events are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


All Career Day events are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2019 Schedule:

  • Monday, January 7 - High School
  • Monday, Februay 18 - 5th-8th Grade
  • Sunday, March 3 - High School
  • Sunday, April 28 - 5th-8th Grade
  • Sunday, May 19 - High School
  • Friday, June 21 - 5th-8th Grade
  • Sunday, September 8 - High School
  • Friday, October 11 - 5th-8th Grade
  • Sunday, December 8 - High School
  • Monday, December 30 - 5th-8th Grade

Group Career Day Program available upon Request.  To register groups, please contact Conservation Education Registration at 216-635-3391 or


Through the end of 2018:
  • $46 for members
  • $51 for non-members
Cost for 2019 dates:
  • $47 for members
  • $52 for non-members

Please note that lunch is not included. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or purchase food on site.