What is a ZooTeen?

ZooMontana is happy to provide opportunities for teens to involve themselves within our Zoo! Accepted teens will have the opportunity to take part in an orientation session lead by the Zoo's Education Staff, as well as an opportunity to explore the Zoo and learn professional job skills. The training session will include a fun animal encounter, games, and opportunities to learn more about the Zoo and working with children. After the training session, teens will sign up to assist education staffin at least one, five-day-long, children's summer camp later in the summer season. This is a great opportunity to practice leadership skills in our Zoo's biodiverse environment!

Who Can be a ZooTeen?

  • Ages 15 - 18 years at the time of their respective orientation session (April 27, 2024).
  • Individuals who can attend one of two orientation sessions (April 27 or May 18).
  • Individuals looking to enhance their leadership skills.
  • Individuals thinking about going into a career in conservation, animal sciences, or teaching.
  • Individuals interested in learning about the Zoo and all of species that live there.
  • Individuals that want to gain more hands-on experience working with kids of all ages.

How do I apply?

Fill out the application found HERE and submit to ZooMontana no later than April 15, 2024. Applications can be emailed to ZooMontana's Education Department at: education@zoomontana.org. Applications can also be mailed or dropped off at the Zoo:


2100 S. Shiloh Rd.

Billings, MT 59106