Education

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2016 Summer Camps & Registration

Feed the Penguins
Cuddle the Sloths
Conduct the Train
Make it the Best Summer Ever!

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 1,200 children participated in Zoo Summer Camps.
Camps may sell out. It is recommended to register early.


Fun at Zoo Camp!

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

Camp Policy
Camp Facts and Cancellation Policy

Camp Wait List
Camp wait list form

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


3-4 Year Olds + Parents

$89 Members | $104 Non-Members

Morning: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
June 6 - 10 NEW! Barnyard Buddies Register
June 13 - 17 Wake Up the Train Register
June 20 - 24 Playful Penguins & Friends Register
June 27 - July 1 Wake Up the Train Register

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.

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

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
May 31 - June 3* NEW! Train Explorer* Register
June 6 - 10 Dino Dig SOLD OUT
June 13 - 17 Wake Up the Train Register
June 20 - 24 Zoo Action Heroes SOLD OUT
June 27 - July 1 NEW! Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
July 5 - 8* NEW! Train Explorer* Register
July 11 - 15 Wake Up the Train Register
July 18 - 22 Dino Dig Register
July 25 - 29 Wake Up the Train Register
August 1 - 5 NEW! Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
May 31 - June 3* NEW! Wildlife Explorer* Register
June 6 - 10 NEW! Jungle Adventurers Register
June 13 - 17 NEW! Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
June 20 - 24 NEW! Meet the Beasts Register
June 27 - July 1 NEW! Jungle Adventurers Register
July 5 - 8* NEW! Zoo Ranger Explorer* Register
July 11 - 15 Penguins Have Happy Feet Register
July 18 - 22 Zoo Rangers Register
July 25 - 29 Zoo Action Heroes Register
August 1 - 5 Penguin Plunge Register

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.

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

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Check-in: 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
May 31 - June 3* NEW! Zookeeper Explorer* Register
June 6 - 10 Critter Keepers Register
June 13 - 17 Wild West Wrangler Register
June 20 - 24 Critter Keepers Register
June 27 - July 1 Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
July 5 - 8* NEW! Outback Explorer* Register

NEW! Zookeeper Explorer* Register
July 11 - 15 Wild West Wrangler Register

Go Wild! Register
July 18 - 22 Wild West Wrangler Register
July 25 - 29 Animal Planet Register

Wild West Wrangler Register
August 1 - 5 Critter Keepers Register

Wild West Wrangler Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
May 31 - June 3* NEW! Wilderness Explorer* Register
June 6 - 10 Go Wild! Register

Undercover Animals Register
June 13 - 17 NEW! Photo Safari Register

NEW! Animal Outlaws Register
June 20 - 24 Animal Planet Register

Penguin Plunge Register
June 27 - July 1 Go Wild! Register

Critter Keepers Register
July 5 - 8* NEW! Wilderness Explorer* Register

NEW! Vet Explorer* SOLD OUT
July 11 - 15 Paws, Claws & Jaws Register

Penguin Plunge Register
July 18 - 22 NEW! Photo Safari Register
July 25 - 29 Undercover Animals Register

NEW! Photo Safari Register
August 1 - 5 Catch Me If You Can Register

Go Wild! Register

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.
May 31 - June 3* NEW! Jr. Vet Explorer* Register

NEW! Jr. Wrangler* Register
June 6 - 10 Jr. Zoo Vet Register
June 13 - 17 Animal Training 101 Register
June 20 - 24 Jr. Zookeeper Register
June 27 - July 1 Wildlife Rescuers Register
July 5 - 8* NEW! Jr. Wrangler* Register
July 11 - 15 Jr. Zookeeper Register

Wildlife Rescuers Register
July 18 - 22 Jr. Zookeeper Register

Animal Training 101 Register
July 25 - 29 Jr. Zookeeper Register

Jr. Zoo Vet Register
August 1 - 5 Wildlife Rescuers Register

Jr. Zoo Vet Register

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.
May 31 - June 3* NEW! Vet Explorer* Register
June 6 - 10 Jr. Zookeeper Register
June 13 - 17 Zoo Vets Register
June 20 - 24 Jr. Zoologist Register
June 27 - July 1 NEW! Wild About Art Register
July 5 - 8* NEW! Zoologist Explorer* Register
July 11 - 15 Zoo Vets Register
July 18 - 22 NEW! Wild About Art Register
July 25 - 29 Jr. Zoologist Register
August 1 - 5 NEW! Wild About Art Register

See Camp Descriptions


10 to 12 Year-Olds Jr. Zoo Crew

10 - 12 Year-Olds
$109 Members | $129 Non-Members
*Partial week camps $89 Members | $109 Non-Members 

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.

Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
March 31 - June 3* Jr. Zoo Crew Explorer* Register
June 6 - 10 Jr. Zoo Crew Register
June 20 - 24 Jr. Zoo Crew Register
June 27 - July 1 Jr. Zoo Crew Register
July 5 - 8* Jr. Zoo Crew Explorer* Register
July 11 - 15 Jr. Zoo Crew Register
July 18 - 22 Jr. Zoo Crew Register
July 25 - 29 Jr. Zoo Crew Register
August 1 - 5 Jr. Zoo Crew Register

14-20 Year-Olds

Adventure Camps

Dates TBA Expedition Galapagos Islands Register Soon
Dates TBA Expedition Florida Register Soon