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2014 Summer Camps & Registration

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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 800 children participated in Zoo Summer Camps.
Camps may sell out. It is recommended to register early.

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

A $2 processing fee will be added to the total at check out..

If a camp is full, join the wait list here.


Camp Facts and Cancellation Policy


3-4 Year Olds + Parents

$79 Members | $94 Non-Members

Morning: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


June 9 - 13
Wake Up the Train
SOLD OUT
June 16 - 20
Down on the Farm
Register
June 23 - 27
Playful Penguins
Register
July 7 - 11
Wake Up the Train
Register
July 21 - 25
A to Zoo
Register

See Camp Descriptions


4-5 Year-Olds

$99 Members | $119 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.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon


June 2 - 6
Wake Up the Train
SOLD OUT
June 9 - 13
Animal Super Powers
SOLD OUT
June 16 - 20
Monkey Around
SOLD OUT
June 23 - 27
Party with the Peacocks
SOLD OUT
July 7 - 11
Wake Up the Train
SOLD OUT
July 14 - 18
Dino Dig
SOLD OUT
July 21 - 25
Mission to Madagascar
SOLD OUT
July 28 - Aug 1
Penguins Have Happy Feet
SOLD OUT
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.


June 2 - 6
Mission to Madagascar
Register
June 9 - 13
Dino Dig
SOLD OUT
June 16 - 20
Penguins Have Happy Feet
SOLD OUT
June 23 - 27
Wild Cats
Register
July 7 - 11
The Great Disappearing Act
Register
July 14 - 18
Monkey Around
Register
July 21 - 25
Animal Super Powers
Register
July 28 - Aug 1
Party with the Peacocks
Register

See Camp Descriptions


6-7 Year-Olds

$99 Members | $119 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.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon


June 2 - 6
Animal Planet
SOLD OUT
June 9 - 13
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT
June 16 - 20
Beetles, Bugs & Butterflies
Register
June 16 - 20
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT
June 23 - 27
Penguin Plunge
SOLD OUT
July 7 - 11
Dr. Zoolittle
SOLD OUT
July 14 - 18
Wild West Wrangler
SOLD OUT
July 14 - 18
Catch Me If You Can
Register
July 21 - 25
Go Wild!
SOLD OUT
July 28 - Aug 1
Critter Keepers
Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.


June 2 - 6
Go Wild!
Register
June 9 - 13
Things with Wings
Register
June 16 - 20
Critter Keepers
SOLD OUT
June 23 - 27
Feast with Beasts
Register
July 7 - 11
Penguin Plunge
SOLD OUT
July 14 - 18
Animal Planet
SOLD OUT
July 14 - 18
Wild West Wrangler
Register
July 21 - 25
Dr. Zoolittle
Register
July 28 - Aug 1
Beetles, Bugs & Butterflies
Register

See Camp Descriptions


8-10 Year-Olds

Half Day: $99 Members | $119 Non-Members
Full Day: $198 Members | $238 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.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon


June 2 - 6
Penguin Planet
Register
June 16 - 20
Zoo Grossology
Register
July 7 - 11
What's for Dinner?
Register
July 28 - Aug 1
Go Ape!
Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.


June 2 - 6
Zoo Scene Investigator (ZSI)
Register
June 16 - 20
Penguin Planet
Register
July 7 - 11
Go Ape!
Register
July 28 - Aug 1
Zoo Grossology
Register
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


June 9 - 13
Animal Care
SOLD OUT
June 23 - 27
Jr. Zookeeper
SOLD OUT
July 14 - 18
Jr. Zookeeper
SOLD OUT
July 21 - 25
Jr. Zookeeper
SOLD OUT

See Camp Descriptions


10-12 Year-Olds

$198 Members | $238 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


June 9 - 13
Animal Training 101
SOLD OUT
June 23 - 27
Jr. Zookeeper
SOLD OUT
July 7 - 11
Animal Care
SOLD OUT
July 14 - 18
Jr. Zookeeper
SOLD OUT
July 28 - August 1
Animal Training 101
Register

See Camp Descriptions


14-18 Year-Olds

Adventure Camps




June 19 - 30
Costa Rica
Information


July 28 - Aug. 2
Florida
Information