Career Quest is a program offered by Cleveland Metroparks Zoo that educates participants about the variety of careers available within the zoo. This initiative highlights the interconnected nature of zoo careers and how different roles collaborate for seamless operations. From animal keepers to marketing professionals, Career Quest showcases key contributors and aims to raise awareness among teens and young adults. By offering insights and guidance, the program inspires students to explore and consider careers related to zoo operations.

High school students and young adults with a passion for zoo-related careers can dive into the world of opportunities with the Career Quest Program! This immersive 3-hour experience is tailored to help individuals explore the exciting array of careers available at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Their diverse staff, representing various backgrounds and fields, takes center stage in this program, providing valuable insights into their roles.

Throughout the day, participants will have the unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about the multitude of careers that contribute to the thriving operation of the zoo and park. The program introduces participants to a spectrum of career paths, ranging from engineering and horticulture to animal care, marketing, and education.

Career Quest serves as a gateway to zoo-related careers. If you are enthusiastic about learning more about these exciting and fulfilling careers, you are invited to join at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for Career Quest.

Pre-Registration and waiver forms are required.

Spring Programs:
• Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Sunday, March 24, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
• Saturday, March 30, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
• Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Sunday, April 7, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
• Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Sunday, April 21, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Summer Programs:
• Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Sunday, May 5, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
• Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Sunday, June 9, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 25, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
• Thursday, June 27, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

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