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Summer Zoo Camps

More camps than ever before!

Feed 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.

Camps may sell out. Early registration is recommended.

CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS
Previous Campers: Jan. 28th
New Participants: Feb. 4th


The only camp where you can...

See more photos at our Zoo Camp Facebook Group!

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


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.
June 8 - 12 Wake Up the Train
June 15 - 19 Funky Monkeys and Groovin' Giraffes
June 22 - 26 NEW! Spots or Stripes
July 13 - 17 Wake Up the Train
Afternoon: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Check-in: 1:20 - 1:30 p.m.
June 8 - 12 Barnyard Buddies
June 15 - 19 NEW! Bird is the Word
June 22 - 26 Barnyard Buddies
July 13 - 17 NEW! Spots or Stripes

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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

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
May 26 - 29* Littlest Zookeeper Explorer*
June 1 - 5 Littlest Zookeeper
June 1 - 5 Wake Up the Train
June 8 - 12 Wake Up the Train
June 8 - 12 Monkey Around
June 15 - 19 Sense-ational Animals
June 15 - 19 NEW! Dino-mite Diggers
June 22 - 26 Wake Up the Train
June 22 - 26 Littlest Zookeeper
June 29 - July 3 NEW! Totally Claw-some
June 29 - July 3 NEW! Tiger Tales
July 6 - 10 Playful Ponies & Lil' Wranglers
July 6 - 10 Monkey Around
July 13 - 17 Wake Up the Train
July 13 - 17 NEW! Dino-mite Diggers
July 20 - 24 Littlest Zookeeper
July 20 - 24 NEW! Totally Claw-some
July 27 - 31 Littlest Zookeepers
July 27 - 31 NEW! Dino-mite Diggers
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:50 - 1:00 p.m.
May 26 - 29* Splashin' Safari Explorer*
June 1 - 5 NEW! Totally Claw-some
June 1 - 5 Splashin' Safari
June 8 - 12 Dr. Zoolittle
June 8 - 12 Happy Hooves and Long Necks
June 15 - 19 NEW! The Fast and the Furriest
June 15 - 19 Splashin' Safari
June 22 - 26 NEW! The Fast and the Furriest
June 22 - 26 Happy Hooves and Long Necks
June 29 - July 3 Tiny Trainers
June 29 - July 3 Splashin' Safari
July 6 - 10 NEW! The Fast and the Furriest
July 6 - 10 Dr. Zoolittle
July 13 - 17 Splashin' Safari
July 13 - 17 Dr. Zoolittle
July 20 - 24 NEW! The Fast and the Furriest
July 20 - 24 Dr. Zoolittle
July 27 - 31 Happy Hooves and Long Necks
July 27 - 31 Splashin' Safari

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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

Morning: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
May 26 - 29* Zookeeper Explorer*
June 1 - 5 Reptile Rodeo
June 1 - 5 NEW! Animal Olympians
June 1 - 5 Defenders of the Zooniverse
June 8 - 12 Mysterious Monkeys of the Secret Jungle
June 8 - 12 Critter Keepers
June 8 - 12 Reptile Rodeo
June 15 - 19 Paws, Claws and Jaws
June 15 - 19 Wild West Wrangler
June 15 - 19 Magical and Mythical Creatures
June 22 - 26 NEW! Caretakers of the Rainforest
June 22 - 26 Reptile Rodeo
June 22 - 26 Critter Keepers
June 29 - July 3 NEW! Caretakers of the Rainforest
June 29 - July 3 NEW! Animal Olympians
June 29 - July 3 Wild West Wrangler
July 6 - 10 Mysterious Monkeys of the Secret Jungle
July 6 - 10 NEW! Crawly Things and Butterfly Wings
July 6 - 10 NEW! Diggin' It
July 13 - 17 Critter Keepers
July 13 - 17 Reptile Rodeo
July 13 - 17 NEW! Caretakers of the Rainforest
July 20 - 24 Critter Keepers
July 20 - 24 Mysterious Monkeys of the Secret Jungle
July 20 - 24 Pirate Penguins: All Claws on Deck
July 27 - 31 Reptile Rodeo
July 27 - 31 Paws, Claws and Jaws
July 27 - 31 Jungle Constructors
Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 12:50 - 1:00 p.m.
May 26 - 29* Vet Explorer*
June 1 - 5 Ad-Vet-ure Vets
June 1 - 5 Big Cat Trainers
June 8 - 12 NEW! Stripes vs. Spots
June 8 - 12 Ad-Vet-ure Vets
June 15 - 19 Big Cat Trainers
June 15 - 19 Jungle Constructors
June 22- 26 NEW! Stripes vs. Spots
June 22 - 26 Aquatic Avengers
June 29 - July 3 Animal Chefs
June 29 - July 3 Ad-Vet-ure Vets
July 6 - 10 Ad-Vet-ure Vets
July 6 - 10 Aquatic Avengers
July 13 - 17 NEW! Stripes vs. Spots
July 13 - 17 Penguin Pirates: All Claws on Deck
July 20 - 24 The Fast and the Furriest
July 20 - 24 Jungle Constructors
July 27 - 31 Ad-Vet-ure Vets
July 27 - 31 Aquatic Avengers

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8 - 10 Year-Olds


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

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
May 26 - 29* NEW! Master Zoo Chef*
May 26 - 29 Jr. Vet Explorer*
June 1 - 5 Animal Athletes
June 1 - 5 Jr. Zookeeper
June 8 - 12 Animal Training 101
June 8 - 12 Wildlife Rescuers
June 15 - 19 Jr. Zookeeper
June 15 - 19 NEW! Hoofin' It
June 22 - 26 Animal Training 101
June 22 - 26 Jr. Zoo Vet
June 29 - July 3 Jr. Zookeeper
June 29 - July 3 Animal Athletes
July 6 - 10 NEW! Hoofin' It
July 6 - 10 Animal Training 101
July 13 - 17 Jr. Zoo Vet
July 13 - 17 Wildlife Rescuers
July 20 - 24 Animal Training 101
July 20 - 24 Jr. Zookeeper
July 27 - 31 NEW! Hoofin' It
July 27 - 31 Jr. Zoo Vet

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10 - 12 Year-Olds


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

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
May 26 - 29* Jr. Vet Explorer*
June 1 - 5 Jr. Zoologist
June 8 - 12 ALL DAY Jr. Zoo Crew
June 15 - 19 NEW! Animal Behavior 101
June 22 - 26 Jr. Zoo Crew
June 29 - July 3 Jr. Zoo Vet
Jult 6 - 10 Jr. Zookeeper
July 13 - 17 Jr. Zoo Crew
July 20 - 26 Jr. Zoo Vet
July 27 - 31 Jr. Zookeeper

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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