Junior Curator & Junior WILD! Keeper Programs

Established in 1949, our Junior Curator Program is a unique opportunity for children to experience life on a real farm. The program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on the Heckscher Farm. The Junior Curator Program is the Museum's junior volunteer program and consists of five sessions.

Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. Similar to the Junior Curator program, WILD! Keepers gives participants ages 10-14 hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals, from chinchillas to lizards to tarantulas. Upon completion of this class, participants are eligible to volunteer with the animals in the Heckscher WILD! exhibit.

Junior Curator 101 (ages 10 - 13)
April 24 - 28; May 22 - 26, Monday through Friday, 3:30 - 5 pm

This unique, hands-on program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The course includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Heckscher Farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer. Space is limited! Click here to register.

Members: $140 | Non-Members: $160

For information on the Junior Curator class, please contact Victoria Jaffrey at 203.968.8362 or by e-mail.

For information on the Junior WILD! Keepers class, please contact Malinda Sears at 203.977.6560 or by e-mail.

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