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Zookeeper Camps
Zookeeper Camps introduce campers to the needs of animals and the complexities of animal care. Campers have the opportunity to explore all types of animals and learn about their health, behavior, nutrition and welfare. All of the camps include an interaction with a member of the animal care staff for an authentic experience and insider information.

Each Zookeeper Camp will end with a Summer Safari Camp Showcase on Friday afternoon, giving caregivers a chance to view their camper's work.

Camp purchases are not refundable.​

Zookeeper K: Sense-ational Animals!
Regular Price: $140.00
Member Price: $130.00
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Our kindergarten campers have the opportunity to see like an insect and hear like a zebra as they explore their five senses during this half-day, weeklong camp. Through hikes, crafts and activities, we will have fun while learning about sight, sound, touch, smell and taste and have a chance to ride the Carousel. Campers create their own animal puppet and show it off during a puppet show at the end of the week!

All kindergarten campers should be five years old before September 1, 2018.

Zookeeper K: World Travelers
Regular Price: $140.00
Member Price: $130.00
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Grab your passport and get ready to go! During this half-day, weeklong camp for children entering kindergarten, campers have the opportunity to learn about animals from all over the world without ever leaving the Zoo! A "Junior Z" paper doll is their trusty travel companion while they walk and ride the train around the Zoo.

All kindergarten campers should be five years old before September 1, 2018.

Zookeeper 1: Junior Zookeeper
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $260.00

Campers entering first grade learn the basics of animal care during this weeklong camp as they explore the animal habitats throughout the Zoo. They "adopt" a pet rock and create a suitable habitat in which it can live, while learning about animal needs. Zoo professionals meet with the campers to share their expertise throughout the week and campers take a ride on the train. Rocks and habitats are displayed at our Showcase on Friday.

When multiple classes of this camp are offered during the same week, they are designated A and B.


Zookeeper 2: Feeding Frenzy
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $260.00

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It's Feeding Time! As campers entering second grade spend the week exploring the Zoo, they learn about the wild diets of the animals and how we best replicate them at the Zoo. They go behind the scenes to help our zookeepers prepare animal meals and also take a glimpse at the workings of the Arctic Cafe to see how we prepare snacks for humans as well. These campers will also have the experience of riding the Carousel.

When multiple classes of this camp are offered during the same week, they are designated A and B.


Zookeeper 3: Avian Adventures
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $260.00

Campers entering third grade explore the Zoo this week, focusing on the amazing adaptations and needs of our many different types of birds. Penguins and flamingos, owls and pygmy geese all require different care and campers get the chance to meet zookeepers familiar with these feathered friends. An experience in the Wild Adventure 4-D Theater will provide campers with a three-dimensional nature film adventure mixed with scents, wind, water and more. All campers use their knowledge about adaptations and their imaginations to create their own species of bird that is displayed at the Showcase on Friday.

When multiple classes of this camp are offered during the same week, they are designated A and B.


Zookeeper 4: Herpetologist
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $260.00

Campers entering fourth grade explore the Zoo this week, zeroing in on the scaly and slimy world of reptiles and amphibians. These amazing animals have some specialized needs and adaptations that we learn about as we get a chance to go behind the scenes with a zookeeper. A ride in the Wild Adventure Simulator will provide excitement as campers experience an animated adventure. Campers hear the stories of some of the rescued animals at the Zoo and work as a team to create a unique digital storybook film of their own.

When multiple classes of this camp are offered during the same week, they are designated A and B.


Zookeeper 5: Mammal Mania
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $260.00

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Campers entering fifth grade focus on mammals this week as they explore the Zoo. They experience the challenges and rewards of caring for the giraffes, tigers, bears and deer that call the Zoo home. Campers will go behind the scenes with a zookeeper and then become "Kid Keepers" as they share information on their favorite animals in a Kid Keeper Talk to the public. An experience in the Wild Adventure 4-D Theater will provide campers with a three-dimensional nature film adventure mixed with scents, winds, water and more.

When multiple classes of this camp are offered during the same week, they are designated A and B.


Zookeeper 6: Design-A-Zoo
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $260.00
As campers entering sixth grade explore the Zoo this week, they learn the many considerations that go into building a safe, naturalistic and exciting animal habitat. A ride in the Wild Adventure Simulator will provide excitement as campers experience an animated adventure. They travel behind the scenes with Zoo staff to investigate how we create our habitats, and then have a chance to design and create a model habitat of their own to be displayed at the Showcase on Friday.

When multiple classes of this camp are offered during the same week, they are designated A and B.


Zookeeper 7: Animal Behavior- PREMIUM CAMP
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $360.00

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As campers entering seventh grade traverse the Zoo this week, they investigate the intriguing world of animal minds. How can we tell what an animal is feeling or thinking? How can we make sure it feels content, safe and not bored? Campers will learn more about animal behavior with a nature film experience in the Wild Adventure 4-D Theater including scents, winds, water and more. They will also go behind the scenes to learn some tips from our animal care staff and use their creativity to enhance the lives of some of the animals at the Zoo!


Zookeeper 8: Veterinary Medicine- PREMIUM CAMP
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $360.00

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Campers entering eighth grade explore the Zoo this week, focusing on the science of veterinary medicine. They go behind the scenes at the Animal Health Complex to learn how our talented veterinary staff addresses the health needs of the many animals living at the Zoo through x-rays, bloodwork, ethograms, nursery care and more. A ride in the Wild Adventure Simulator will provide excitement as campers experience an animated adventure.