A cartoon enjoying the jungle with his lemur friend.  Give kids a summer adventure by joining a summer camp today!

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!

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 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 or call 402.475.6741 ext. 0.

If you do not wish to purchase a Zoo 2017 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.
June 5 - 9 Wake Up the Train SOLD OUT
June 12 - 16 Barnyard Buddies SOLD OUT
June 19 - 23 Playful Penguins & Friends SOLD OUT
June 26 - 30 NEW! Sense-ational Animals SOLD OUT
July 10 - 14 Wake Up the Train SOLD OUT

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

Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
May 30 - June 2 Jungle Explorer* Register
May 30 - June 2 Playful Penguin Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 NEW! Storybook Safari Register
June 5 - 9 Zoo Action Heroes Register
June 12 - 16 Penguin Plunge Register
June 12 - 16 Meet the Beasts Register
June 19 - 23 Penguin Plunge Register
June 19 - 23 Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
June 26 - 30 Meet the Beasts Register
June 26 - 30 NEW! Splashin' Safari Register
July 5 - 7 NEW! Penguin Mini Explorer** Register
July 5 - 7 NEW! Splashin' Mini Safari** Register
July 10 - 14 Jungle Adventurers Register
July 10 - 14 Zoo Action Heroes Register
July 17 - 21 NEW! Storybook Safari Register
July 17 - 21 Zoo Rangers Register
July 24 - 28 Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
July 24 - 28 NEW! Splashin' Safari SOLD OUT
July 31 - August 4 Zoo Action Heroes Register
July 31 - August 4 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.
May 30 - June 2 Zookeeper Explorer* SOLD OUT
May 30 - June 2 Wilderness Explorer* SOLD OUT
June 5 - 9 Critter Keepers SOLD OUT
June 5 - 9 NEW! Animal Architects SOLD OUT
June 12 - 16 Wild West Wrangler SOLD OUT
June 12 - 16 Undercover Animals Register
June 19 - 23 Critter Keepers SOLD OUT
June 19 - 23 NEW! Wildlife Detectives SOLD OUT
June 26 - 30 Wild West Wranlger Register
June 26 - 30 Critter Keepers Register
July 5 - 7 Vet Explorer** SOLD OUT
July 5 - 7 Zookeeper Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 Wild West Wranlger Register
July 10 - 14 Critter Keepers Register
July 17 - 21 Go Wild! Register
July 17 - 21 Critter Keepers Register
July 24 - 28 Wild West Wrangler Register
July 24 - 28 NEW! Wildlife Detectives SOLD OUT
July 31 - August 4 Critter Keepers Register
July 31 - August 4 Undercover Animals Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:40 - 12:55 p.m.
May 30 - June 2 Vet Explorer* SOLD OUT
May 30 - June 2 NEW! Wildlife Explorer* SOLD OUT
June 5 - 9 NEW! Magical & Mythical Creatures SOLD OUT
June 5 - 9 Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
June 12 - 16 Animal Outlaws Register
June 12 - 16 Catch Me If You Can Register
June 19 - 23 Go Wild! Register
June 19 - 23 NEW! Animal Architects SOLD OUT
June 26 - 30 NEW! Magical & Mythical Creatures Register
June 26 - 30 Animal Outlaws Register
July 5 - 7 Outback Explorer** Register
July 5 - 7 Wilderness Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 NEW! Magical & Mythical Creatures Register
July 10 - 14 Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
July 17 - 21 Animal Outlaws Register
July 17 - 21 NEW! Wildlife Detectives Register
July 24 - 28 Catch Me If You Can Register
July 24 - 28 NEW! Animal Architects SOLD OUT
July 31 - August 4 Catch Me If You Can Register
July 31 - August 4 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.
May 30 - June 2 Jr. Wrangler* SOLD OUT
May 30 - June 2 Jr. Vet Explorer* SOLD OUT
June 5 - 9 Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT
June 12 - 16 Wildlife Rescuers Register
June 19 - 23 Animal Training 101 Register
June 26 - 30 Jr. Zoo Vet SOLD OUT
July 5 - 7 Jr. Wrangler** Register
July 5 - 7 Jr. Vet Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 Animal Training 101 Register
July 10 - 14 Jr. Zookeeper Register
July 17 - 21 Wildlife Rescuers Register
July 17 - 21 Jr. Zoo Vet SOLD OUT
July 24 - 28 Jr. Zookeeper Register
July 24 - 28 Animal Training 101 Register
July 31 - August 4 Jr. Zoo Vet Register
July 31 - August 4 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.
May 30 - June 2 Vet Explorer* Register
June 5 - 9 NEW! Animal Engineers Register
June 12 - 16 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew SOLD OUT
June 19 - 23 Jr. Zoologist Register
June 26 - 30 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew SOLD OUT
July 5 - 7 Zoologist Explorer** Register
July 10 - 14 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew SOLD OUT
July 17 - 21 Jr. Zookeeper Register
July 24 - 28 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew SOLD OUT
July 31 - August 4 Zoo Vets Register

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14-20 Year-Olds

Adventure Expeditions

July 9 - 18 Expedition: South Africa SOLD OUT
August 1 - 6 Expedition: Florida SOLD OUT
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400