Education

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2017 Summer Camps & Registration
More camps than ever before!


The wildest summer camps in town are at Lincoln Children’s Zoo! Each day campers will explore animal habitats, talk with real zookeepers, study animal behaviors and take part in fun, educational activities. Zoo Camps are led by skilled instructors who will guide your child through interactive learning opportunities and behind-the-scenes tours.

Camps are separated into different age groups, dates, times and topics. Register for a Morning and Afternoon session during the same week to make it a Full Day camp.

Last year over 1,500 children participated in Zoo Summer Camps.
Camps may sell out. It is recommended to register early.


Fun at Zoo Camp!

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See more photos at our camp blog!


How to register:
1. Choose appropriate age group below
2. Find a date, time and topic
3. Register

3 - 4 Year-Olds + Parents
4 - 5 Year-Olds
6 - 7 Year-Olds
8 - 10 Year-Olds
10 - 12 Year-Olds

Camp Policy
Camp Facts and Policies

Camp Wait List
Camp wait list form

To contact the Zoo Camp department
email or call 402.475.6741 ext. 133

Important Registration Information
New this year! To make your online purchasing experience even better, you now require an account on the Zoo's website. Your account will save all your information for future registration for events such as Breakfast with the Penguins, Zoo Camps, Boo at the Zoo and more! Because summer camps occur during the 2017 season you must have a current 2017 membership to receive the member discounts on camps.

If you purchased a 2017 Zoo membership online.
Please continue to use that login information.

If you purchased your 2017 membership over the phone, through the mail, in person or from the Children's Museum and do not have an account on the Zoo's website.
To create an account online and receive member discounts you will need your membership number. To receive your 2017 membership number, please email contact@lincolnzoo.org or call 402-475-6741 ext. 0.

Once you have your membership number please click here and select log in with card number to create your account.

If you have an online account, but your new 2017 membership isn't linked to it.
To confirm whether or not your membership is linked to your account, log in here. If your membership is linked to your account it will appear at the top of the page after you log in.

If your membership is not linked to your account you may create a new account by logging in with your 2017 membership number. To receive your 2017 membership number, please email contact@lincolnzoo.org or call 402-475-6741 ext. 0.

If you do not wish to purchase a Zoo membership at this time.
You may still create an account online to register for summer camps by clicking here.


3 - 4 Year-Olds + Parents


$89 Members | $104 Non-Members

Morning: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Check-in: 9:10 - 9:25 a.m. Register
June 5 - 9 Wake Up the Train SOLD OUT
June 12 - 16 Barnyard Buddies Register
June 19 - 23 Playful Penguins & Friends SOLD OUT
June 26 - 30 NEW! Sense-ational Animals Register
July 10 - 14 Wake Up the Train Register

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4 - 5 Year-Olds


$109 Members | $129 Non-Members
Register for a Morning and Afternoon session during the same week to make it a
Full Day camp. Lunch hour is supervised by Zoo staff.

*Partial week camps $89 Members | $109 Non-Members
**Partial week camps $69 Members | $89 Non-Members

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m. Register
May 30 - June 2 Littlest Zookeeper Explorer* Register

Train Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 Wake Up the Train Register
June 12 - 16 Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
June 19 - 23 Jungle Adventurers Register
June 26 - 30 Wake Up the Train Register
July 5 - 7 NEW! Dino Mini Explorer** Register

NEW! Train Mini Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 Dino Dig Register
July 17 - 21 Wake Up the Train Register

Littlest Zookeepers Register
July 24 - 28 Wake Up the Train Register

Jungle Adventurers Register
July 31 - August 4 Littlest Zookeepers Register

NEW! Storybook Safari Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m. Register
May 30 - June 2 Jungle Explorer* Register

Playful Penguin Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 NEW! Storybook Safari Register

Zoo Action Heroes Register
June 12 - 16 Penguin Plunge Register

Meet the Beasts Register
June 19 - 23 Penguin Plunge Register

Littlest Zookeepers Register
June 26 - 30 Meet the Beasts Register

NEW! Splashin' Safari Register
July 5 - 7 NEW! Penguin Mini Explorer** Register

NEW! Splashin' Mini Safari** Register
July 10 - 14 Jungle Adventurers Register

Zoo Action Heroes Register
July 17 - 21 NEW! Storybook Safari Register

Zoo Rangers Register
July 24 - 28 Littlest Zookeepers Register

NEW! Splashin' Safari Register
July 31 - August 4 Zoo Action Heroes Register

Meet the Beasts Register

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6 - 7 Year-Olds


$109 Members | $129 Non-Members
Register for a Morning and Afternoon session during the same week to make it a
Full Day camp. Lunch hour is supervised by Zoo staff.

*Partial week camps $89 Members | $109 Non-Members
**Partial week camps $69 Members | $89 Non-Members

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m. Register
May 30 - June 2 Zookeeper Explorer* SOLD OUT

Wilderness Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 Critter Keepers Register

NEW! Animal Architects Register
June 12 - 16 Wild West Wrangler Register

Undercover Animals Register
June 19 - 23 Critter Keepers Register

NEW! Wildlife Detectives SOLD OUT
June 26 - 30 Wild West Wranlger Register

Critter Keepers Register
July 5 - 7 Vet Explorer** SOLD OUT

Zookeeper Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 Wild West Wranlger Register

Critter Keepers Register
July 17 - 21 Go Wild! Register

Critter Keepers Register
July 24 - 28 Wild West Wrangler Register

NEW! Wildlife Detectives Register
July 31 - August 4 Critter Keepers Register

Undercover Animals Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m. Register
May 30 - June 2 Vet Explorer* SOLD OUT

NEW! Wildlife Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 NEW! Magical & Mythical Creatures Register

Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
June 12 - 16 Animal Outlaws Register

Catch Me If You Can Register
June 19 - 23 Go Wild! Register

NEW! Animal Architects Register
June 26 - 30 NEW! Magical & Mythical Creatures Register

Animal Outlaws Register
July 5 - 7 Outback Explorer** Register

Wilderness Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 NEW! Magical & Mythical Creatures Register

Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
July 17 - 21 Animal Outlaws Register

NEW! Wildlife Detectives Register
July 24 - 28 Catch Me If You Can Register

NEW! Animal Architects Register
July 31 - August 4 Catch Me If You Can Register

Animal Planet Register

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8 - 10 Year-Olds


$218 Members | $258 Non-Members
*Partial week camps $175 Members | $205 Non-Members
**Partial week camps $129 Members | $159 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m. Register
May 30 - June 2 Jr. Wrangler* SOLD OUT

Jr. Vet Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 Jr. Zookeeper Register
June 12 - 16 Wildlife Rescuers Register
June 19 - 23 Animal Training 101 Register
June 26 - 30 Jr. Zoo Vet Register
July 5 - 7 Jr. Wrangler** Register

Jr. Vet Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 Animal Training 101 Register

Jr. Zookeeper Register
July 17 - 21 Wildlife Rescuers Register

Jr. Zoo Vet Register
July 24 - 28 Jr. Zookeeper Register

Animal Training 101 Register
July 31 - August 4 Jr. Zoo Vet Register

Wildlife Rescuers Register

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10 - 12 Year-Olds


$218 Members | $258 Non-Members
*Partial week camps $175 Members | $205 Non-Members
**Partial week camps $129 Members | $159 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m. Register
May 30 - June 2 Vet Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 NEW! Animal Engineers Register
June 12 - 16 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew Register
June 19 - 23 Jr. Zoologist Register
June 26 - 30 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew Register
July 5 - 7 Zoologist Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew Register
July 17 - 21 Jr. Zookeeper Register
July 24 - 28 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew Register
July 31 - August 4 Zoo Vets Register

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14-20 Year-Olds

Adventure Camps

July 9 - 18 Expedition: South Africa Register
August 1 - 6 Expedition: Florida Register