Off-Season Zoo Camp Descriptions

  • 5 – 7 Year Olds

    Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Critter Keepers
    Learn the basics of caring for animals. Find out how to feed and care for many of the Zoo’s animals.

    Mini Zoo Vet
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Zoo Vets explore basic vet techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Happy Hooves & Long Necks
    Stick your neck out with our new giraffe pals. Meet all the animals who wear hooves on their feet. Horses, llamas, camels and goats will join us on our journey too! We'll stomp our feet and swing our necks as we learn about all these furry friends.

    Zoo Action Heros
    Grab your capes and put those super powers to the test! Campers will use their super sight, extraordinary hearing and rapid speed to save the Zoo’s animals from extinction.

    Ad-VET-ure Vets
    Every day is an adventure when you are a zoo veterinarian. Find out what it's like to take care of the animals at the Zoo and the amazing work they do to help save animals from extinction.

    Mysterious Monkeys of the Secret Jungle
    Mysterious and mythical creatures are not just found in books and movies but often they have real life counterparts that are just as amazing! Venture to the Secret Jungle to uncover the mystery of animals and learn all about life in the jungle as well

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  • 8 – 12 Year Olds

    Full Day: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Jr. Zoo Crew
    Learn about what it takes to join Zoo Crew at Lincoln Children's Zoo! Help care for animals, work with real zookeepers to prepare animal diets and enrichment and go behind-the-scenes.

    Jr. Zookeeper
    Animals come from all over the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the red panda from China, the Australian Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and the Southern banded armadillo from South America.

    Jr. Zoo Vet
    Help take care of the Zoo’s animals! Jr. Zoo Vets are taught basic veterinarian techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

    Animal Training 101
    How do the ring-tailed lemurs and penguins know when it’s time to eat? Learn how zookeepers teach behaviors to animals to aid with husbandry. Campers will also have the chance to adopt an animal to train, applying learned knowledge to real-life situations.

    Wildlife Rescuers
    Join our team of Wildlife Rescuers here at the Zoo! Each day campers will learn how animals are saved in the wild and get to meet some of the Zoo’s rescued animals, including Apollo the bobcat, Liv the wallaby and Steve the alligator.

    Jr. Zoologist
    Zoologists are scientists who are animal experts! Campers will design habitats, create animal enrichment and track behavior of some of the Zoo’s most exciting animals.

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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