Zoo Education Camps

ZooSnooze - Spend a wild night at the zoo with all your favorite animals! Activities include an animal encounter, night hike, storytelling with s'mores around the campfire, and breakfast bagels with the Bush dogs. Families are responsible for providing their own dinner and sleeping gear/tent for on the main lawn or in the Learning Lab. Program starts at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 9:00 am on Saturday. Price includes one (1) adult and one (1) child; additional campers are $25.00 each. Limit of 2 children per adult.

Price: $75.00 (adult + child); $25.00 each additional person

**For discounted Member pricing, please download the pdf form below and mail with check payment or drop off at the ticket booth - do NOT register online**

Date: Friday, August 25 - Saturday, August 26 (6pm - 9am) pdf

SUMMER CAMPS  -  NEW! All camps will be full-day camps (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) with options for early drop-off (starting at 8:00 am) and late pick-up (until 5:00 pm); limited spaces available for extended care. Prices also include free lunch each day!

**For discounted Member pricing or scholarships, please download the appropriate form(s) below and mail with check payment or drop off at the ticket booth - do NOT register online**

Cub Club Form      Jr. Zookeepers Form      Scholarship Form

One-day Camps - Keep the celebration going after 4th of July by joining us at the Zoo for a wild good time! Cub Club and Jr. Zookeeper camps will run concurrently and explore similar themes through age appropriate games, activities, exploration, and animal encounters.

  • Price: $30.00/day
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (no extended care available for one-day camps)
  • July 5th:  Wild Wetlands - learn all about watersheds and wetlands
  • July 6th: Grossology - get completely grossed out by investigating scat, owl pellets, and slime
  • July 7th: Zoo Olympics - put your skills to the test by competing in the Zoo Olympics

Week-long Camps:

  • Cub Club: Home Sweet Habitat - From the forest floor to the tallest peak, all living things have a place they call home. We will spend the week exploring habitats from all over the world and discover what makes each one of them unique. Campers will have the chance to visit our local redwood habitat, meet animals from near and far, and create an animal home to place in their own backyard. 
  • Cub Club: Animal Tales - Myths and legends, tales and lore were how we got our information before. We will spend the week discovering the facts in what we read and look at how stories from long ago shape what we now know. With animal encounters, nature walks, and crafts galore, your camper will certainly be clamoring for more! Our week will conclude by telling our own story of adventures that campers will be able to take home and share. 
  • Jr. Zookeepers: Wildlife Heroes - Peccaries, (Red) Pandas, and Primates, oh my! Endangered species around the world are faced with difficult challenges to overcome, but you don’t have to be a super hero to help them out and make a difference. This week campers become Wildlife Heroes as we investigate why a species may become endangered, learn about people around the world who are making a difference and discover the easy steps we can take at home to help out too. Campers will engage in collaborative research, participate in dynamic activities, and create enrichment for our ambassador species. 
  • Jr. Zookeepers: Animedia - Technology meets nature as we spend the week creating our own animal stories using the zoo's tablets. Campers will work together in pairs or small teams to generate a movie or comic about their favorite zoo animals. When not filming, we will engage in improv games, learn the art of storytelling, and have opportunities to meet the subjects of our stories up close and personal. Campers need not bring their technology from home; the zoo has enough tablets for all. 

Cub Club

Ages 5-7  Cub Club is a wild adventure for the young explorer. During each class we learn about animals through intimate encounters, hands-on exploration, theater, storybooks, art and more.




Jr. Zookeepers

Ages 8-11  Hands-on learning about animals including caring for, feeding and making special treats for our zoo ambassadors. Camps cater to diverse learners and always include arts, physical movement and multi-sensory exploration.