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Zoo Camp

Camp keeper talks to children at jaguar exhibit.

Summer Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camp Information

Dates: See below

Class Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (a.m. and p.m. care available for an additional fee)

Age: PreK/TK (age 4) through sixth grade

Price: $300/week

Extended Care: 7:30-9 a.m. ($45/week) and 3-5:30 p.m. ($75/week)

Registration spots for extended care are limited – please register early

Registration may only be completed on a laptop or desktop computer. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Camp Dates

June 11-15, 2018
June 18-22, 2018
June 25-29, 2018
July 2-6, 2018
July 9-13, 2018
July 16-20, 2018
July 23-27, 2018
July 30-August 3, 2018
August 6-10, 2018

Welcome summer with us for some Zoo Camp fun. Children in pre-kindergarten (age 4) through sixth grade will have the time of their lives discovering the Zoo’s amazing animals and engaging in fun, safe activities! Each camp is led by specially trained, experienced adult staff.


Please download and read the Zoocamp Parents’ Guide A to Z for all the information you will need about Zoocamp.

Summer Zoo Camp Cancellation Policy

NO refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the Summer Zoo Camp program date. For cancellations made 21 days or more in advance of the program date a 75% refund will be given. For cancellations made 14 or more days prior to the program date, a 50% refund will be given. The Los Angeles Zoo reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event that The Los Angeles Zoo cancels a program, all program fees will be refunded. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to [email protected]. Please include your name, the Summer Zoo Camp Date(s) you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number(s), your phone number, and your child’s name.

Summer Zoo Camp 2018 Schedule

 June 11 – 15June 18 – 22June 25 – 29July 2 – 6July 9 – 13July 16 –20July 23 –27July 30 – August 3August 6 – 10
*Pre K & Kindergarten (must be at least 4 years old)Backyard ZooPrimate AdventuresTerrific TalesPrimate AdventuresPrimate AdventuresCats and DogsBackyard ZooTerrific TalesCats and Dogs
*Pre K & Kindergarten (must be at least 4 years old)Cats and DogsTerrific TalesBackyard ZooCats and DogsBackyard ZooPrimate AdventuresTerrific TalesCats and DogsBackyard Zoo
*1st thru 3rdFurrific FelinesRebel RaptorsOutback AdventureHabitat HappeningsFurrific FelinesRebel RaptorsOutback AdventureHabitat HappeningsRebel Raptors
*1st thru 3rdHabitat HappeningsFurrific FelinesRebel RaptorsOutback AdventureHabitat HappeningsFurrific FelinesRebel RaptorsOutback AdventureFurrific Felines
*1st thru 3rdOutback AdventureHabitat HappeningsFurrific FelinesRebel RaptorsOutback AdventureHabitat HappeningsFurrific FelinesRebel RaptorsOutback Adventure
*4th thru 6thBehaving WildlyFearsome FaunaComic CreaturesSimian SocietyFearsome FaunaBehaving WildlySimian SocietyComic CreaturesBehaving Wildly

* Entering grade level as of Fall 2018
Camps in red are SOLD OUT (Updated 6/07/18)

Camp Themes & Descriptions

Cats & Dogs

Bring an umbrella! It’s raining cats and dogs- at the Los Angeles Zoo! What makes a cat a cat and a dog a dog? They have a lot in common, but their differences are nothing at which to bark or purr. Discover what makes cats and dogs special as we get up close and personal with these amazing animals.

Backyard Zoo

Think there is no wildlife around? Look again!  In this wonderful week campers investigate what’s right in the Zoo’s- and their own- backyard! Loving local wildlife helps campers establish important early connections with the world around them and grow up caring more about the environment.

Primate Adventures

Get your map and your explorer backpack for a primate adventure at the Zoo.  Discover why apes and monkeys are special in this weeklong exploration of things that are different and things that are the same between primates and people.

Terrific Tales

Get ready for a week of page turning- adventures as we use stories to discover the wild world of animals.  Whether it’s curious George, Miss Spider, or Stella Luna, favorite animal books will be the focus of games, art activities, and adventures through the Zoo!

Furrific Felines

Are you cat crazy? Can you swim like a tiger? Purr like a kitten, or roar like a lion? Find out how Zoo cats are just like our kitties at home and discover feline fundamentals of the cat’s world.

Outback Adventure

Join us for a week long walkabout in the land down under! From the bush to a billabong, both blokes and sheilas will explore roos, crocs, koala’s and all the other awesome Aussie animals and the continent they call home. No worries mate – it will be big mobs of fun!

Habitat Happenings

A habitat is a special home and animals are designed to be the masters of these homes. Join us as we travel the world meeting different animals, learning about different habitats, and discuss the amazing adaptations they have to help them survive.

Rebel Raptors

Get out your talons and rip into this week of raptor camp! Whether it’s diving at top speeds to catch prey or building nests on the edge of a cliff, we’ll discover what makes raptors the ultimate predators of the sky.

Comic Creatures

What makes a hero, heroic? What’s so villainous about villains? In this week, you’ll meet some of the coolest creature- based characters of comics, film, and mythology. You’ll discover what makes them tick, and create your very own creature super hero and/or villain.

Simian Society

What animals in the Zoo do you share the most in common with? Come join us as we explore that fascinating world of monkeys and apes, from their unique adaptations and behaviors to the places they call home. We will discover what is the same and what is different in the Zoo’s Simian Society.

Fearsome Fauna

If you have ever wondered why some people say venom and others say poison, then this camp is for you! We will explore the many ways in which animals and plants survive, catch their prey and defend themselves using poison or venom.

Behaving Wildly

How do you train a seal? How do you keep a bear entertained? Learn how to study animal behavior in the wild and at the Zoo and how this research is used to create a more enriching life for our animal residents.

The Golden Rules of Zoo Camp

  • Be polite and kind to animals and humans
  • Two feet on the street
  • Stay with your camp group at all times
  • Use the buddy system when using the Zoo’s restrooms
  • Keep hands to yourself
  • Sharing is Caring
  • Do not approach or touch an animal unless you have been instructed to do so
  • Silence is golden in front of the animal exhibits & during Animal Behind the Scenes
  • Leave your space cleaner than when you found it

Failure to abide by these rules will lead to consequences and or removal from the Zoo Camp Program.

Summer Zoo Camp Scholarship

The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce the 2018 Summer Zoo Camp Scholarship program. The primary intent of the Summer Zoo Camp Scholarship program is to minimize financial barriers and enable children with limited resources to participate in our Summer Zoo Camp program. Summer Zoo Camp is for children ages 4-12 (PreK/TK to those campers entering sixth grade). The scholarship program covers the cost of one week of Zoo Camp. THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2019 FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR 2019 SUMMER ZOO CAMP.

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