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2015 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 1,100 children participated in Zoo Summer Camps.
Camps may sell out. It is recommended to register early.


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

Waitlist
If your camp is full, join the wait list here.

Camp Policy
Camp Facts and Cancellation Policy

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


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.
June 8 - 12
Wake Up the Train
Register February 4
June 15 - 19
Down on the Farm
Register February 4
June 22 - 26
Playful Penguins & Friends
Register February 4
June 29 - July 3
Wake Up the Train
Register February 4
July 6 - 10
A to Zoo
Register February 4

See Camp Descriptions


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.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
Penguins Have Happy Feet
Register February 4
June 8 - 12
Wake Up the Train
Register February 4
June 15 - 19
NEW! Jungle Explorer
Register February 4
June 22 - 26
Dino Dig
Register February 4
June 29 - July 3
NEW! Zoo Rangers
Register February 4
July 6 - 10
Penguins Have Happy Feet
Register February 4
July 13 - 17
NEW! Zoo Action Heroes
Register February 4
July 20 - 24
Wake Up the Train
Register February 4
July 27 - 31
Party With Peacocks
Register February 4
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
June 1 - 5
Monkey Around
Register February 4
June 8 - 12
Dino Dig
Register February 4

NEW! Water Buddies
Register February 4
June 15 - 19
Animal Super Powers
Register February 4

NEW! Zoo Rangers
Register February 4
June 22 - 26
Penguins Have Happy Feet
Register February 4

Mission to Madagascar
Register February 4
June 29 - July 3
Party With Peacocks
Register February 4

NEW! Water Buddies
Register February 4
July 6 - 10
Dino Dig
Register February 4

NEW! Bug's Life
Register February 4
July 13 - 17
Great Disappearing Act
Register February 4
July 20 - 24
NEW! Zoo Action Heroes
Register February 4
July 27 - 31
Monkey Around
Register February 4

See Camp Descriptions


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.

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
Animal Planet
Register February 4
June 8 - 12
Wild West Wrangler
Register February 4
June 15 - 19
Go Wild!
Register February 4
June 22 - 26
Catch Me If You Can
Register February 4
June 29 - July 3
Critter Keepers
Register February 4
July 6 - 10
Wild West Wrangler
Register February 4
July 13 - 17
Wild West Wrangler
Register February 4

NEW! Undercover Animals
Register February 4
July 20 - 24
Wild West Wrangler
Register February 4

NEW! Claws, Paws & Jaws
Register February 4
July 27 - 31
Wild West Wrangler
Register February 4

Penguin Plunge
Register February 4
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
June 1 - 5
Critter Keepers
Register February 4
June 8 - 12
Feast with the Beasts
Register February 4
June 15 - 19
Critter Keepers
Register February 4
June 22 - 26
NEW! Claws, Paws & Jaws
Register February 4
June 29 - July 3
Animal Planet
Register February 4
July 6 - 10
Dr. Zoolittle
Register February 4
July 13 - 17
Penguin Plunge
Register February 4

Dr. Zoolittle
Register February 4
July 20 - 24
NEW! Undercover Animals
Register February 4

Go Wild!
Register February 4
July 27 - 31
Critter Keepers
Register February 4

NEW! Winged Things
Register February 4

See Camp Descriptions


8-10 Year-Olds

$218 Members | $258 Non-Members

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

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
Jr. Zookeeper
Register February 4
June 8 - 12
NEW! Jr. Zoo Vet
Register February 4
June 15 - 19
NEW! Wildlife Rescuers
Register February 4
June 22 - 26
Animal Training 101
Register February 4
June 29 - July 3
Jr. Zookeeper
Register February 4
July 6 - 10
NEW! Wildlife Rescuers
Register February 4
July 13 - 17
Animal Training 101
Register February 4
July 20 - 24
NEW! Jr. Zoo Vet
Register February 4
July 27 - 31
Jr. Zookeeper
Register February 4

See Camp Descriptions


10-12 Year-Olds

$218 Members | $258 Non-Members

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

Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 1 - 5
NEW! Zoo Vets
Register February 4
June 8 - 12
Jr. Zookeeper
Register February 4
June 15 - 19
NEW! Jr. Zoologist
Register February 4
June 22 - 26
NEW! Zoo Vets
Register February 4
June 29 - July 3
Jr. Zookeeper
Register February 4
July 6 - 10
NEW! Jr. Zoologist
Register February 4
July 13 - 17
NEW! Zoo Vets
Register February 4
July 20 - 24
Jr. Zookeeper
Register February 4
July 27 - 31
NEW! Jr. Zoologist
Register February 4

See Camp Descriptions


14-18 Year-Olds

Adventure Camps


June 22 - July 2
Expedition Belize
Information
August 4 - 9
Expedition Florida
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