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2018 Summer Zoo Camp Descriptions

  • 3 – 4 Year Olds + Parents

    Morning: 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

    Wake Up the Train
    June 4 – 8
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Sense-ational Animals
    June 11 – 15
    Animals have amazing senses! Dive in and learn about how some animals have extraordinary hearing, incredible sight or unbelievable smell!

    Storybook Safari
    June 18 - 22
    Travel throughout the Zoo to learn about the amazing animals who live here. This is a storybook about nature that truly comes alive!

    Wake Up the Train
    June 25 - 29
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Barnyard Buddies
    July 9 - 13
    Head over to the Zoo's barn and explore which animals call it home. Meet the goats, horses, rabbits and more! Learn what each animal eats and how they are cared for.

    NEW! Afternoon: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

    Playful Penguins & Friends
    June 4 – 8
    Learn all about the Zoo’s warm water penguins from Peru. Interact with the penguin keepers, create fun crafts and learn new songs.

    Back to Zoo Camp Registration

  • 4 – 5 Year Olds

    Morning: 8:30 a.m. – NOON

    Littlest Zookeeper Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Train Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    All Aboard the Z.O.&O. Railroad! Explore the train and see how it works then take a ride around the Zoo!

    Wake Up the Train
    June 4 - 8
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Littlest Zookeepers
    June 4 - 8
    See what it takes to be a real zookeeper! Join the Littlest Zookeeper team to help feed and care for Zoo animals.

    NEW! Zoo Builders
    June 11 - 15
    Campers get your hard hats ready and blueprints out! This camp is all about building a zoo. Find out what it takes to bring giraffes, tigers and spider monkeys to the Zoo in the special Zoo expansion camp!

    Penguin Plunge
    June 11 - 15
    Get to know the Zoo’s famous feathered friends by getting an up-close look.

    Wake Up the Train
    June 18 - 22
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Zoo Action Heroes
    June 18 - 22
    Put your super powers to the test! Zoo Action Heroes will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.

    Littlest Zookeepers
    June 25 - 29
    See what it takes to be a real zookeeper! Join the Littlest Zookeeper team to help feed and care for Zoo animals.

    NEW! Sense-ational Animals
    June 25 - 29
    Animals have amazing senses! Dive in and learn about how some animals have extraordinary hearing, incredible sight or unbelievable smell!

    Dino Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Explore the world of dinosaurs. Discover what these prehistoric animals looked like, where they lived and what they ate.

    Train Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    All Aboard the Z.O.&O. Railroad! Explore the train, see how it works then take a ride around the Zoo!

    NEW! Tiny Trainers
    July 9 - 13
    Learn how zookeepers train animals in order to help perform health checks, encourage natural behaviors and more! Campers will meet real zookeepers and their animals in this exciting educational camp.

    NEW! Zoo Builders
    July 9 - 13
    Campers get your hard hats ready and blueprints out! This camp is all about building a zoo. Find out what it takes to bring giraffes, tigers and spider monkeys to the Zoo in the special Zoo expansion camp!

    Dino Dig
    July 16 - 20
    Explore the world of dinosaurs. Discover what these prehistoric animals looked like, where they lived and what they ate.

    NEW! Sense-ational Animals
    July 16 - 20
    Animals have amazing senses! Dive in and learn about how some animals have extraordinary hearing, incredible sight or unbelievable smell!

    Wake Up the Train
    July 23 - 27
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Littlest Zookeeper
    July 23 - 27
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Wake Up the Train
    July 30 - August 3
    The train needs help to start chugging along in the morning. Discover where the train sleeps at night, how it works and what animals can be seen while riding it.

    Penguin Plunge
    July 30 - August 3
    Get to know the Zoo’s famous feathered friends by getting an up-close look.

    Afternoon: 1 – 4:30 p.m.

    Splashin’ Safari Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    During this safari campers will get up close to the animals who love to splish splash in water! Penguins, otters, flamingos and more are just a few of the friends they will meet.

    Playful Penguin Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    Learn all about the Zoo’s warm water penguins from Peru. Interact with the penguin keepers, create fun crafts and learn new songs.

    Zoo Action Heroes
    June 4 - 8
    Put your super powers to the test! Zoo Action Heroes will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.

    NEW! Tiny Trainers
    June 4 - 8
    Learn how zookeepers train animals to help perform health checks, encourage natural behaviors and more! Campers will meet real zookeepers and their animals in this exciting educational camp.

    Littlest Zookeeper
    June 11 - 15
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Dino Dig
    June 11 - 15
    Explore the world of dinosaurs. Discover what these prehistoric animals looked like, where they lived and what they ate.

    NEW! Tiny Trainers
    June 18 – 22
    Learn how zookeepers train animals to help perform health checks, encourage natural behaviors and more! Campers will meet real zookeepers and their animals in this exciting educational camp.

    Splashin’ Safari
    June 18 - 22
    During this safari campers will get up close to the animals who love to splish splash in water! Penguins, otters, flamingos and more are just a few of the friends they will meet.

    NEW! Fantastically Fluffy & Furry
    June 25 - 29
    Big bunnies, cute red pandas, soft servals are the stars of this camp that is fluffy and furry! Get up-close and learn about these amazingly cute critters!

    Splashin’ Safari
    June 25 - 29
    During this safari campers will get up close to the animals who love to splish splash in water! Penguins, otters, flamingos and more are just a few of the friends they will meet.

    NEW! Zoo Builder Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Campers get your hard hats ready and blueprints out! This camp is all about building a zoo. Find out what it takes to bring giraffes, tigers and spider monkeys to the Zoo in the special Zoo expansion camp!

    Splashin’ Safari Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    During this safari campers will get up close to the animals who love to splish splash in water! Penguins, otters, flamingos and more are just a few of the friends they will meet.

    Zoo Action Heroes
    July 9 - 13
    Put your super powers to the test! Zoo Action Heroes will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.

    Littlest Zookeeper
    July 9 - 13
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    NEW! Fantastically Fluffy & Furry
    July 16 - 20
    Big bunnies, cute red pandas, soft servals are the stars of this camp that is fluffy and furry! Get up-close and learn about these amazingly cute critters!

    Littlest Zookeeper
    July 16 - 20
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Splashin’ Safari
    July 23 - 27
    During this safari campers will get up close to the animals who love to splish splash in water! Penguins, otters, flamingos and more are just a few of the friends they will meet.

    NEW! Fantastically Fluffy & Furry
    July 23 - 27
    Big bunnies, cute red pandas, soft servals are the stars of this camp that is fluffy and furry! Get up-close and learn about these amazingly cute critters!

    Zoo Action Heroes
    July 30 - August 3
    Put your super powers to the test! Zoo Action Heroes will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.

    NEW! Tiny Trainers
    July 30 - August 3
    Learn how zookeepers train animals in order to help perform health checks, encourage natural behaviors and more! Campers will meet real zookeepers and their animals in this exciting educational camp.

    Back to Zoo Camp Registration

  • 6 – 7 Year Olds

    Morning: 8:30 a.m. – NOON

    NEW! Animal Chef Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    Put your chef hat on and get cooking! Campers will make snacks and meals for their favorite animals as well as some tasty treats for themselves to enjoy.

    Wilderness Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    Far off places, daring discoveries and sloths in disguise! Wilderness Explorers will travel across the Zoo to learn how animals live in the wild.

    Critter Keepers
    June 4 - 8
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Animal Architects
    June 4 - 8
    The largest eagle nest ever built is over 9 feet in diameter, a dam in Canada constructed by beavers can be seen from space and gophers have been known to engineer underground towns that can hold over 1,000 of their friends! Get ready to build, construct and engineer like nature’s finest animal architects in this amazing camp!

    Wild West Wrangler
    June 11 - 15
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Undercover Animals
    June 11 - 15
    Why does the leopard have spots? Why are the macaws bright and colorful? Learn how cool patterns and colors help animals hide in the wild.

    Critter Keepers
    June 18 - 22
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Wildlife Detectives
    June 18 - 22
    Put on your detective cap and explore the Zoo to uncover facts and clues about mammals, reptiles, birds and more!

    Wild West Wrangler
    June 25 - 29
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Critter Keepers
    June 25 - 29
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Vet Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Vet Explorers are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Zookeeper Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Wild West Wrangler
    July 9 - 13
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Critter Keepers
    July 9 - 13
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    NEW! Defenders of the Zooniverse
    July 16 – 20
    Calling all superheroes! Get ready to meet some super animals that have incredible sight, amazing hearing and spectacular speed. Work together with these superhero animals to save the Zooniverse!

    Critter Keepers
    July 16 - 20
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Wild West Wrangler
    July 23 - 27
    Mosey on over to the corral to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Wildlife Detectives
    July 23 - 27
    Put on your detective cap and explore the Zoo to uncover facts and clues about mammals, reptiles, birds and more!

    Critter Keepers
    July 30 - August 3
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    NEW! Defenders of the Zooniverse
    July 30 - August 3
    Calling all superheroes! Get ready to meet some super animals that have incredible sight, amazing hearing and spectacular speed. Work together with these superhero animals to save the Zooniverse!

    Afternoon: 1 – 4:30 p.m.

    Vet Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Vet Explorers are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Zookeeper Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    Explore the Zoo with the Zookeepers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for endangered animals.

    Magical & Mythical Creatures
    June 4 - 8
    Magical & mythical creatures are not just found in books and movies but often they have real life counterparts that are just as amazing! This camp uncovers those animals that are the least known at the Zoo!

    NEW! Ad-Vet-ures Vets
    June 4 - 8
    Everyday is an adventure when you are a zoo veterinarian. Find out what it's like to take care of the animals at the Zoo and the amazing work they do to help save animals from extinction.

    NEW! Animal Chef
    June 11 - 15
    Put your chef hat on and get cooking! Campers will make snacks and meals for their favorite animals as well as some tasty treats for themselves to enjoy.

    Paws, Claws & Jaws
    June 11 - 15
    Some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals have claws, paws and jaws! Discover what they use them for and how they help them live in the wild.

    NEW! Defenders of the Zooniverse
    June 18 - 22
    Calling all superheroes! Get ready to meet some super animals that have incredible sight, amazing hearing and spectacular speed. Work together with these superhero animals to save the Zooniverse!

    Animal Architects
    June 18 - 22
    The largest eagle nest ever built is over 9 feet in diameter, a dam in Canada constructed by beavers can be seen from space and gophers have been known to engineer underground towns that can hold over 1,000 of their friends! Get ready to build, construct and engineer like nature’s finest animal architects in this amazing camp!

    Magical & Mythical Creatures
    June 25 - 29
    Magical & mythical creatures are not just found in books and movies but often they have real life counterparts that are just as amazing! This camp uncovers those animals that are the least known at the Zoo!

    Paws, Claws & Jaws
    June 25 - 29
    Some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals have claws, paws and jaws! Discover what they use them for and how they help them live in the wild.

    NEW! Animal Chef Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Put your chef hat on and get cooking! Campers will make snacks and meals for their favorite animals as well as some tasty treats for themselves to enjoy.

    Wilderness Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Far off places, daring discoveries and sloths in disguise! Wilderness Explorers will travel across the Zoo to learn how animals live in the wild.

    Magical & Mythical Creatures
    July 9 - 13
    Magical & mythical creatures are not just found in books and movies but often they have real life counterparts that are just as amazing! This camp uncovers those animals that are the least known at the Zoo!

    Paws, Claws & Jaws
    July 9 - 13
    Some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals have claws, paws and jaws! Discover what they use them for and how they help them live in the wild.

    Wildlife Detectives
    July 16 - 20
    Put on your detective cap and explore the Zoo to uncover facts and clues about mammals, reptiles, birds and more!

    NEW! Animal Chef
    July 16 - 20
    Put your chef hat on and get cooking! Campers will make snacks and meals for their favorite animals as well as some tasty treats for themselves to enjoy.

    NEW! Ad-Vet-ures Vets
    July 23 - 27
    Everyday is an adventure when you are a zoo veterinarian. Find out what it's like to take care of the animals at the Zoo and the amazing work they do to help save animals from extinction.

    Animal Architects
    July 23 - 27
    The largest eagle nest ever built is over 9 feet in diameter, a dam in Canada constructed by beavers can be seen from space and gophers have been known to engineer underground towns that can hold over 1,000 of their friends! Get ready to build, construct and engineer like nature’s finest animal architects in this amazing camp!

    Catch Me If You Can
    July 30 - August 3
    African servals can run up to 50 mph, red pandas are experts at climbing tall trees and Humboldt penguins are super speedy under water! Discover each animal’s special talents and how they use them in the wild.

    NEW! Ad-Vet-ures Vets
    July 30 - August 3
    Everyday is an adventure when you are a zoo veterinarian. Find out what it's like to take care of the animals at the Zoo and the amazing work they do to help save animals from extinction.

    Back to Zoo Camp Registration

  • 8 – 10 Year Olds

    Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Jr. Vet Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Vet Explorers are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Jr. Wrangler
    May 29 - June 1
    Wanted: cowboys and cowgirls to saddle up and show the Zoo’s horses a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Jr. Wranglers will learn to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    June 4 - 8
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Wildlife Rescuers
    June 11 - 15
    Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Steve the alligator.

    Animal Training 101
    June 18 - 22
    How do the ring-tailed lemurs and penguins know when it’s time to eat? Learn how zookeepers teach behaviors to animals to aid with husbandry.

    Jr. Zoo Vet
    June 25 - 29
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Zoo Vets are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Jr. Wrangler
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Wanted: cowboys and cowgirls to saddle up and show the Zoo’s horses a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Jr. Wranglers will learn to brush, feed, saddle, walk and even ride the Zoo’s horses.

    Jr. Vet Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Vet Explorers are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Animal Training 101
    July 9 - 13
    How do the ring-tailed lemurs and penguins know when it’s time to eat? Learn how zookeepers teach behaviors to animals to aid with husbandry.

    Wildlife Rescuers
    July 16 - 20
    Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Steve the alligator.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    July 23 - 27
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Animal Training 101
    July 23 - 27
    How do the ring-tailed lemurs and penguins know when it’s time to eat? Learn how zookeepers teach behaviors to animals to aid with husbandry.

    Jr. Zoo Vet
    July 30 - August 3
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Zoo Vets explore basic vet techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Wildlife Rescuers
    July 30 - August 3
    Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Steve the alligator.

    Back to Zoo Camp Registration

  • 10 – 12 Year Olds

    Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Vet Explorer
    May 29 - June 1
    The Animal Care Center needs you! Zoo Vets learn what it takes to keep animals healthy by performing health assessments and other hands-on vet procedures.

    Jr. Zoo Crew
    June 4 - 8
    Jr. Zoo Crew is designed for children to sample Zoo Crew in a camp setting. Jr. Zoo Crew members will complete many of the same tasks as Zoo Crew, including assisting in husbandry of animals.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    June 11 - 15
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern three-banded armadillo from South America.

    Jr. Zoologist
    June 18 - 22
    Zoologists are scientists who are animal experts! Campers will design habitats, create animal enrichment and track behavior of some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals.

    Jr. Zoo Crew
    June 25 - 29
    Jr. Zoo Crew is designed for children to sample Zoo Crew in a camp setting. Jr. Zoo Crew members will complete many of the same tasks as Zoo Crew, including assisting in husbandry of animals.

    Vet Explorer
    July 2, 3, 5 & 6
    The Animal Care Center needs you! Zoo Vets learn what it takes to keep animals healthy by performing health assessments and other hands-on vet procedures.

    Jr. Zoo Crew
    July 9 - 13
    Jr. Zoo Crew is designed for children to sample Zoo Crew in a camp setting. Jr. Zoo Crew members will complete many of the same tasks as Zoo Crew, including assisting in husbandry of animals.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    July 16 - 20
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern three-banded armadillo from South America.

    Jr. Zoo Crew
    July 23 - 27
    Jr. Zoo Crew is designed for children to sample Zoo Crew in a camp setting. Jr. Zoo Crew members will complete many of the same tasks as Zoo Crew, including assisting in husbandry of animals.

    Zoo Vets
    July 30 - August 3
    The Animal Care Center needs you! Zoo Vets learn what it takes to keep animals healthy by performing health assessments and other hands-on vet procedures.

    Back to Zoo Camp Registration

  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400