Summer Camps

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Safaris

 Members  Non-members
 1 Week Classes  $265  $295
 1 Week Class (July 5–8, May 29–June 1)  $212  $236
 2 Week Classes  $500  $560

Camp Hours
Drop-off: 8 – 9 a.m.
Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pick-up: 4 – 5 p.m.

Register by April 30 and enter the word EARLYBIRD in the “Redeem Discount Coupon” box during your registration to save $10 per camp on your registration.
Get ready for another exciting summer filled with all new camp options, one-of-a-kind experiences and hands-on adventures! Campers will enjoy a wide range of exciting camp topics for every grade level, like Nature’s Playground, Vet Camp, Dino-mite and Zoodunnit. Camp sessions have been reduced in size to provide an extra-specialized experience for campers. Plus, our extended hours and convenient car line drop off service makes Safari Day Camp a perfect choice for kids and parents! Campers can attend camp for the grade they have completed OR the grade they will be entering in the fall. All programs are weeklong; parents should provide a lunch and snack for their child each day. See you this summer!

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May 29 – June 1 OR
July 2, 3, 5 & 6
Build it up! Explore our new exhibit Nature Connects®, learn about the animals that inspired their design and do some LEGO® brick building of your own.

Dinosaur Detectives
June 4 – 8 OR July 9 – 13
Be a dinosaur detective as you explore the amazing creatures that once roamed our Planet!

Around the World
June 11 – 15 OR July 16 – 20
Discover the world in a week as we explore the cultures, customs and traditions of people and places from around the world

Would You Eat That?
June 18 – 22
July 23 – 27

Bugs, bark and bones, animals have some funny favorite foods. Join us as we ask, “would you eat that?” and make some delicious treats for the animals that call the Zoo home.

Buggin Out!
June 25 29 OR July 30 Aug. 3

Come bug out with us! From millipedes to butterflies, campers will investigate the world of bugs!

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Animal Olympics
May 29 – June 1
July 2, 3, 5, & 6
Investigate the high flyers, speed racers and strongest animals on Earth in this camp that focuses on animals that are in a league of their own!

LEGO® Brick Adventures
June 4 – 8 OR July 9 – 13
Discover the art of LEGO brick building while experiencing our one-of-a-kind new exhibit, Nature Connects®. Campers will build their own LEGO brick sculptures and discover nature has some builders of its own!

Slow Pokes
June 11 – 15 OR July 16 – 20
Not all animals enjoy life in the fast lane. Join us as we explore the world’s slowest creatures.

Camp Discovery
June 18 – 22 OR July 23 – 27
Back by popular demand! Grab your pack and join us for an epic adventure as we explore the Zoo through a week of field investigations!

Creature Features
June 25 – 29
July 30 – Aug. 3
To understand a creature, you need to check out its features! Spend the week discovering how an animal’s structure helps it survive in the wild.

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Nature Connects
May 29 – June 1 OR July 2, 3, 5 & 6
We’ll “connect” you to nature in a whole new way! Explore our one-of-a-kind new exhibit, Nature Connects® to learn the art of LEGO® brick building and explore your inner artist using nature as your inspiration!

Choose Your Own Zoo Adventure
June 4 – 8
July 9 – 13
In this camp, the kids rule! Each day, you’ll choose which adventure to take — will you explore Africa or discover the arctic chill of Churchill? It’s all up to YOU!

Sky Stories
June 11 – 15 OR July 16 – 20
The universe is filled with exciting discoveries and constellations tell the tales of animal stories from around the world. Join us as we explore the origins of these tales and the animals that inspired them.

Animal Grossology
June 18 – 22
July 23 – 27

Hold your nose and join us for an animal grossology adventure! Explore barfing frogs, stinking wolves and some of the most stomach churning animals on the planet and learn how their seemingly bad habits are a way of life!

Hop Skip & Butterfly
June 25 – 29 OR July 30 – Aug. 3
Crawl, creep and flutter with us as we learn about some of our favorite insects.

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Exhibit Design
May 29 – June 1 OR July 2, 3, 5 & 6
What if you could build a zoo? In this camp, you can! Learn what it takes to create our Zoo exhibits and design one of your own!

Fantastic Beasts
June 4 – 8
July 9 – 13
Join us for a journey through magic and myth to discover fantastic beasts from legends and lore and learn about their real life counterparts.

Photo Safari
June 11 – 15
July 16 – 20
Learning about animals is a snap! Point, click and shoot your way through this camp where you’ll create a zoovenier photo book of your week at the Zoo.

Zoodunnit
June 18 – 22
July 23 – 27

It’s a Zoo Dunnit mystery! Campers will explore the Zoo and learn problem solving skills to crack the case of the day. Join the fun and be a safari sleuth!

Shark Week
June 25 – 29
July 30 – Aug. 3
You won’t need scuba gear for this adventure as we dive deep into the study of the ocean’s most magnificent predator. Campers will discover a treasure trove of knowledge — this will be a voyage they are sure to remember!

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We’ve expanded some of our favorite programs to give your camper an even cooler summer experience, and to fit in all the fun, we’ve doubled the time with our keepers, animal care staff and professional partners. To benefit from the full experience, we encourage you to register for both weeks of these amazing opportunities.

These classes are 2 weeks in length but a limited number of 1 week registrations are available.
(Click here to submit a request for a 1 week class.)

Campers must be at least nine-years old to enroll.

Backstage Pass (New for 2018)
June 4 – 15
July 9 – 20

Come be our VIP this week! Get a sneak peek at how the Zoo works and meet some of our animal stars! Campers will learn about the design of zoos as they get a behind-the-scenes look at some of our exhibits. Each day campers will go on behind-the-scenes tours of the Zoo and get exclusive access to areas that are not available to general visitors.

Vet Camp! (New for 2018)
June 18 – 29
July 23 – Aug. 3

What do Zoo veterinarians do each day? How do you study to become a veterinarian? Discover the ins and outs of animal health and learn how our Zoo doctors and keepers take care of our animals every day! This camp includes exclusive tours of the Animal Hospital, Commissary, and Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center along with visits from our veterinarian staff.

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Wait List: Is your preferred week of summer camp already sold out?  Please click here to add your camper to our Wait List!  We will contact you in the event that any additional spots become available.