New for 2022!

NC Zoo Trekker in Nature

Become a Zoo Trekker Today -  Free

Zoo Trekker is a fun new way to experience the North Carolina Zoo. This activity guide will have you exploring the Zoo, observing animals and plants, solving puzzles, and sharing what you learn with others. 

What you need to know: 

  • Guests of all ages are welcome to participate in Zoo Trekker.
  • The activity guide is designed for 6-12 years old. Quests include a mix in difficulty. Younger audiences will need help to complete the activities. 
  • Pick-up the Zoo Trekker guide as you start your visit. Guides available at the Zoo Trekker kiosks in Akiba Market or just on the other side of the North America bridge across from Cypress Swamp.
  • Take the Zoo Trekker Pledge.

How do you earn the free souvenir pin:

  • Complete 6 or more quests in the guide. 
  • Get each completed quest stamped at an Investigation Station, Kidzone or the two Zoo Trekker kiosks at the entrances.
  • Each person will need to complete their own guide to earn a pin.
  • Pins are available at the Zoo Trekker kiosks (open until 5:00 p.m.), Investigation Stations, and Kidzone (both open until 4:00 p.m.).
  • Pins can be earned in 1 visit or multiple visits (don't forget to bring your Zoo Trekker guide back with you).
Bethany looking at a Scorpion

Zoo Trekker Pledge

I, _______________ Pledge to share what I learn about wildlife and wild places and to try my best to inspire others through my actions. 

Earn Your Zoo Trekker Souvenir Pin Today!

North Carolina Zoo Trekker logo with a rhino