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2019 Summer Zoo Camps Registration

More camps than ever before!

NEW for 2019! Feed our new baby giraffes, roar with tigers, and climb with spider monkeys in our new areas!
Each day campers go behind-the-scenes, learn from real zookeepers and meet some of their favorite animals. Zoo Camps are led by skilled instructors who will guide your child through interactive learning opportunities and educational activities.

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 1,900 children participated in Summer Zoo Camps.
Camps may sell out. Early registration is recommended.


The only camp where you can...

See more photos at our camp blog!


How to register:
1. Choose appropriate age group below
2. Find a date, time and topic
- PRO TIP! Use our Zoo Camp Planner to plan out your summer!
3. Register
- Members: to receive your member discount, when prompted to log in please select the blue "log in with card number" link and log in with your member number located on the back of your membership card near the barcode.

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. 0


3 - 4 Year-Olds + Parents


$99 Members | $129 Non-Members

Morning: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Check-in: 8:20 - 8:30 a.m. Register
June 10 - 14 NEW! Monkey Tales SOLD OUT
June 17 - 21 Wake Up the Train Register
June 24 - 28 Barnyard Buddies Register
July 8 - 12 NEW! Creatures Big & Small Register
Afternoon: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Check-in: 1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Register
June 10 - 14 Penguins Have Happy Feet Register
June 17 - 21 NEW! Funky Monkeys & Groovin' Giraffes Register
June 24 - 28 NEW! Fantastically Fluffy & Furry Register
July 8 - 12 NEW! Tigers, Giraffes & Monkeys, Oh My! SOLD OUT

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4 - 5 Year-Olds


$119 Members | $139 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
*4-day $96 Members | $119 Non-Members
**3-day $72 Members | $92 Non-Members

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Register
May 28 - 31 Littlest Zookeeper Explorer* Register
May 28 - 31 Train Explorer* Register
June 3 - 7 Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
June 3 - 7 Wake Up the Train Register
June 10 - 14 NEW! Playful Panda Builders Register
June 10 - 14 NEW! Shake Your Tiger Tails Register
June 17 - 21 NEW! Happy Hooves & Long Necks SOLD OUT
June 17 - 21 Zoo Action Heroes Register
June 24 - 28 Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
June 24 - 28 Wake Up the Train Register
July 1 - 3 Train Mini Explorer** Register
July 8 - 12 NEW! Monkey Around SOLD OUT
July 8 - 12 Sense-ational Animals Register
July 15 - 19 NEW! Happy Hooves & Long Necks SOLD OUT
July 15 - 19 Littlest Zookeepers SOLD OUT
July 22 - 26 NEW! Dr. Zoolittle Register
July 22 - 26 Wake Up the Train Register
July 29 - August 2 Littlest Zookeepers Register
July 29 - August 2 NEW! Monkey Around Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:50 - 1:00 p.m. Register
May 28 - 31 Dino Explorer* Register
May 28 - 31 Playful Penguin Explorer* Register
June 3 - 7 NEW! Dr. Zoolittle Register
June 3 - 7 NEW! Paws-itively Purr-fect Register
June 10 - 14 Dino Dig Register
June 10 - 14 Penguin Plunge Register
June 17 - 21 NEW! Dr. Zoolittle Register
June 17 - 21 Splashin' SafariĀ  SOLD OUT
June 24 - 28 NEW! Shake Your Tiger Tails Register
June 24 - 28 Tiny Trainers Register
July 1 - 3 Playful Penguin Mini Explorer** Register
July 8 - 12 NEW! Dr. Zoolittle Register
July 8 - 12 NEW! Playful Panda Builders Register
July 15 - 19 NEW! Shake Your Tiger Tails Register
July 15 - 19 Splashin' Safari SOLD OUT
July 22 - 26 Tiny Trainers Register
July 22 - 26 Zoo Action Heroes Register
July 29 - August 2 NEW! Paws-itively Purr-fect Register
July 29 - August 2 NEW! Playful Panda Builders Register

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6 - 7 Year-Olds


$119 Members | $139 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
*4-day $96 Members | $119 Non-Members
**3-day $72 Members | $92 Non-Members

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Register
May 28 - 31 Wilderness Ranger Explorer* Register
May 28 - 31 Zookeeper Explorer* Register
June 3 - 7 Critter Keepers SOLD OUT
June 3 - 7 NEW! Mysterious Monkeys of the Secret Jungle Register
June 3 - 7 NEW! Reptile Rodeo Register
June 10 - 14 Animal Chef Register
June 10 - 14 NEW! Guardians of the Giraffes SOLD OUT
June 10 - 14 Wild West Wrangler Register
June 17 - 21 Critter Keepers Register
June 17 - 21 NEW! GSI: Giraffe Species Investigators SOLD OUT
June 17 - 21 Wilderness Rangers Register
June 24 -28 NEW! Guardians of the Giraffes SOLD OUT
June 24 - 28 NEW! Mysterious Monkeys of the Secret Jungle Register
June 24 - 28 Wild West Wrangler Register
July 1 - 3 Animal Trainer Mini Explorer** Register
July 1 - 3 Critter Keepers Mini Explorer** Register
July 8 - 12 Critter Keepers Register
July 8 - 12 NEW! GSI: Giraffe Species Investigators Register
July 8 - 12 Wild West Wranglers Register
July 15 - 19 NEW! Guardians of the Giraffes SOLD OUT
July 15 - 19 NEW! Mysterious Monkeys of the Secret Jungle Register
July 15 - 19 NEW! Reptile Rodeo Register
July 22 - 26 Critter Keepers Register
July 22 - 26 NEW! Jungle Constructors Register
July 22 - 26 Wild West Wranglers Register
July 29 - August 2 NEW! Big Cat Trainers Register
July 29 - August 2 Critter Keepers Register
July 29 - August 2 NEW! GSI: Giraffe Species Investigators Register
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:50 - 1:00 p.m. Register
May 28 - 31 Animal Chef Explorer* Register
May 28 - 31 Vet Explorer* Register
June 3 - 7 Ad-Vet-ure Vets Register
June 3 - 7 Defenders of the Zooniverse Register
June 3 - 7 Magical & Mythical Creatures Register
June 10 - 14 NEW! Aquatic Avengers SOLD OUT
June 10 - 14 NEW! Animal Scientists Register
June 10 - 14 Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
June 17 - 21 Ad-Vet-ure Vets Register
June 17 - 21 Animal Chef Register
June 17 - 21 NEW! Jungle Constructors Register
June 24 - 28 NEW! Aquatic Avengers Register
June 24 - 28 NEW! Big Cat Trainers Register
June 24 - 28 Defenders of the Zooniverse Register
July 1 - 3 Animal Chef Explorer** Register
July 1 - 3 Vet Mini Explorer** Register
July 8 - 12 NEW! Animal Scientists Register
July 8 - 12 Magical and Mythical Creatures Register
July 8 - 12 Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
July 15 - 19 Ad-Vet-ure Vets Register
July 15 - 19 Animal Chef Register
July 15 - 19 NEW! Big Cat Trainers Register
July 22 - 26 Paws, Claws & Jaws Register
July 22 - 26 Undercover Animals Register
July 22 - 26 Wilderness Rangers Register
July 29 - August 2 Ad-Vet-ure Vets Register
July 29 - August 2 NEW! Aquatic Avengers Register
July 29 - August 2 Magical & Mythical Creatures Register

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8 - 10 Year-Olds


$238 Members | $278 Non-Members
Partial week camps
*4-day $192 Members | $238 Non-Members
**3-day $144 Members | $184 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Register
May 28 - 31 Jr. Vet Explorer* SOLD OUT
June 3 - 7 NEW! Animal Athletes Register
June 3 - 7 Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT
June 10 - 14 Animal Training 101 SOLD OUT
June 17 - 21 Jr. Zookeeper SOLD OUT
June 17 - 21 Wildlife Rescuers Register
June 24 - 28 Jr. Zoo Vet Register
June 24 - 28 Jr. Zookeeper Register
July 1 - 3 Jr. Wrangler** SOLD OUT
July 8 - 12 NEW! Animal Athletes Register
July 8 - 12 Wildlife Rescuers Register
July 15 - 19 Jr. Zoo Vet Register
July 22 - 26 Jr. Zookeeper Register
July 22 - 26 Animal Training 101 SOLD OUT
July 29 - August 2 Wildlife Rescuers Register

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10 - 12 Year-Olds


$238 Members | $278 Non-Members
Partial week camps
*4-day $192 Members | $238 Non-Members
**3-day $144 Members | $184 Non-Members

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Register
May 28 - 31 Vet Explorer* Register
June 3 - 7 Jr. Zoo Crew SOLD OUT
June 10 - 14 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew: Part II Register
June 10 - 14 Jr. Zookeeper Register
June 17 - 21 Zoo Vets Register
June 24 - 28 Jr. Zoologist Register
July 1 - 3 Zoologist Mini Explorer** Register
July 8 - 12 Jr. Zoo Crew Register
July 15 - 19 NEW! Jr. Zoo Crew: Part II Register
July 22 - 26 Jr. Zoo Vet Register
July 29 - August 2 Jr. Zoologist Register

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13 - 20 Year-Olds

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  • Visitors in 2018
    Visitors in 2018

    245,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2018
    CAMPERS IN 2018

    3,200

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400