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Zoo Camp: Safari Days

Program Information

Dates: See below


Class Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Age: Kindergarten through fifth grade


Price: $75/child


Extended Care: 8-9 a.m. ($5/day) and 4-5 p.m. ($5/day)


NOTE: Your e-ticket print out is required for class admission. Prices are subject to change. For more information, please call 323/644-4211.

No school and not sure what to do?

No school and not sure what to do? Grab your backpack, lunch, and safari gear and join us at the Zoo for a fun-filled day of adventure. We will explore the far reaches of the world, seeking out some of nature’s most amazing animals. Instead of working on sight words, you will have animal sightings; instead of reading comprehension you will help others comprehend your discoveries by sharing stories about what you saw and did. Students in kindergarten through fifth grades, join us for Safari Days here at the Los Angeles Zoo.

All Safari Day dates correspond to certain LAUSD unassigned days and/or holidays, please make sure to check your child's school calendar before registering.

Class & Registration Dates

Safari Day
November 25, 2019
April 3, 2020

Zoo Camp: Safari Days Frequently Asked Questions

My child participated in the Safari Day programs last year and wants to go again. Will the programs be the same this year or are they different?

Each Safari Day is different. This year, participants will focus on a new topic during each adventure as they explore the Zoo with their Safari Guides.

Will my child receive anything at the end of the day?

Participants will receive a giveaway that corresponds to the topic of the day.

Will my child spend time in a classroom during the day?

Safari Days is designed to be an outdoor adventure. While there is small portion of indoor time at the beginning and end of the program, your child will spend the majority of the day exploring the zoo with their guides.

My child is signed up for multiple Safari Days. Do I have to fill out the Liability/Waiver form for each one?

We must have a new waiver each time your child joins us for a Safari Day adventure. Waiver forms will be emailed once you register and you can bring it with you to check-in.

I am signing up my child and they have friends that are also signing up. Can we request that they all be put into the same group even if they are different ages/grades?

Yes. Once you register you will receive an email with a link to a Google form that gives us the opportunity to collect some basic information about your child.  This is the ideal place to let us know if/who you would like your child to explore with.

Cancellation Policy

NO refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the program date. For cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the program date a 75% 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 program name and date you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number, and your phone number.

Winter Zoo Camp

Winter Zoo Camp Information

Dates: January 2 (Single Day), January 3 (Single Day), January 6-10 (Week)


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


Age: Pre-kindergarten (age 4) through fourth grade


Price: $65/day


Extended Care: 8-9 a.m. ($5/day) and 3-5 p.m. ($10/day)

Join us for Winter Zoo Camp, which will explore various themes of the season. Each camp features crafts, games, activities, and tours that focus on exploring concepts about and inspiring caring for animals and the natural world. Winter Zoo Camp is a full day program, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Animal Ambassadors

January 2 (Single Day)

From zookeepers to veterinarians, it takes a lot of people to care for our animals at the Los Angeles Zoo. Come and spend your winter break with us as we learn all about your favorite animals and the many career opportunities in a zoo.

Animals Play

January 3 (Single Day)

Everybody likes to play!  Dogs chase, gorillas wrestle, and tigers swim. Play is the best way to learn for both animals and people.  This winter, campers will discover the different ways animals play and how play helps them survive in the wild.

Animals in Winter

January 6-10 (Week)

Explore the many ways animals survive their chilly winter months! This Zoo Camp will focus on the different winters around the world and the adaptations animals have developed in order to survive.

Winter Zoo Camp Cancellation Policy

NO refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the program date. For cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the program date a 75% 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 program name and date you are asking to cancel, your confirmation number, and your phone number.

Summer Zoo Camp 2019 Scholarship

The application period is now closed.

The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce the 2019 Summer Zoo Camp scholarship Program. Zoo Camp scholarships cover the tuition for one week of camp, plus extended care, for those that might not otherwise be able to participate due to financial need. For more information, and to apply, download the Zoo Camp Scholarship application form. Applications are due March 8, 2019.

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