Best ZooBots

Reid Park Zoo, 22nd Street and Country Club Road

Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

No, they're not related to Transformers, even though the kids who sign up for ZooBot Adventures--a joint program by the Reid Park Zoo and Tucson Botanical Gardens--are more than meets the eye. Every summer, young ones interested in the world around them are treated to a full week of visits to the zoo in the morning, and then picnics and more exploration at TBC in the afternoon. The program is open to children up to sixth grade and costs less than $200.