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Single-Day Camps
Single-Day camps are offered July 5-7.

Zoo Vet
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00

Our Zoo Vet single-day camps explore the exciting world of zoo veterinary medicine.

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

1-2: Zoo Dentist THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
With our campers entering first and second grade discovering some new teeth of their own, it's the perfect time to discover some amazing animal teeth as well. Do all animals have a set of baby teeth and adult teeth? Why do animal teeth vary so much in size and shape? Using magnifying lenses and microscopes, we examine some of the most interesting teeth in the animal world.

3-4: X-ploring X-Rays
Campers entering third and fourth grade explore animal anatomy through x-rays. We use actual case studies and exotic animal radiographs to show how x-rays are used to diagnose possible health problems at the Zoo.

5-6: Mock Surgery
Time to scrub in! Our fifth and sixth grade campers hear stories from the surgical suite at the Zoo and practice surgical techniques in preparation for possible careers in veterinary medicine.

7-8: Grevy's Anatomy THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
Campers entering seventh and eighth grade explore internal anatomy as they move through a case study, diagnosing their sick patient and taking on the role of a medical specialist to perform mock laparoscopic surgery.


Dino Camps
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00

Campers will investigate the prehistoric world through these dinosaur-themed single-day camps.

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

Dino 1-2: Design-A-Dino THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
Big teeth and plates of armor! During this single-day camp, children entering first and second grade will explore dinosaur adaptations. Through touring Dinosauria and enjoying dinosaur-themed activities, campers will learn about some special features that helped dinosaurs survive and then use their knowledge to design their own dinosaurs.

Dino 3-4: Paleontologists THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
Experience paleontology! Campers entering third and fourth grade will learn how fossilization occurs, analyze actual fossils, and work as a team to investigate a dig site, unearth dinosaur bones and solve an ancient mystery.

Dino 5-6: Dino Feathers and Flight
Our campers entering fifth and sixth grade will investigate the many similarities birds have with their theropod dinosaur ancestors by exploring skeletons and the use of feathers. Campers will then be challenged to design a theropod dinosaur for flight.

Dino 7-8: Extinction Investigators THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
Our seventh and eighth grade campers will start their day observing the dinosaurs in Dinosauria. Then an asteroid hits! Campers jump into the role of a scientist and investigate dinosaur extinction theories by exploring artificial asteroid strikes and fossils in stratification layers.


Zoo Science
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00

These single-day camps explore science at the Zoo through robotics. All camps will include a workshop presented by The Robot Garage.

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

1-2: Big and Small, Short and Tall THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
Animals come in all different shapes and sizes. Children entering first and second grade explore some of this variety in the animal kingdom. We build, program and adapt a Lego animal to see firsthand how size can affect survival.

3-4: Animal Moves
Campers entering third and fourth grade investigate the different ways animals move. Does movement depend on the number of legs? Do all animals with four legs walk and run the same way? We make observations of animals throughout the Zoo and program a robot to replicate these animal moves.

5-6: Survival of the Fittest
Predators may have some amazing adaptations to catch their prey, but prey animals also have some clever tricks up their sleeve. Campers entering fifth and sixth grade explore the evolution of these incredible adaptations and build and adapt their own robotic animal to perfect its offensive and defensive strategies.

7-8: The Rhythm of the Light
Monarch butterflies use light-dark cycles to cue their migration, and many penguin species depend on circadian rhythm for successful breeding. During this camp, children entering seventh and eighth grade explore some of the different light requirements of Zoo animals and program an Arduino to create a custom light display.


Zoo Art
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00

Campers explore some of the pieces in the Detroit Zoological Society's art collection and use art as a lens to learn more about their favorite Zoo animals.

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

1-2: Gator 'Strators
Our campers entering first and second grade create their own drawing journal and traverse the Zoo to draw various animals. This camp includes an introductory drawing lesson.

3-4: Paint the Zoo
Campers entering third and fourth grade wield a paintbrush to capture the wonder of the animal world with both acrylics on canvas and watercolors. This camp includes an introductory painting lesson.

5-6: Theater in the Wild
When it comes to fairy tales, some animal species have a bad reputation. As campers entering fifth and sixth grade investigate these negative portrayals and discover the truth behind the myths, they create and perform their own retelling of a story.

7-8: Wildlife Photography
Bringing their own camera or using one of ours, campers entering seventh and eighth grade receive an introduction into the world of wildlife photography. They learn some tips and tricks to get the best shots of some of the most handsome animal residents at the Zoo.


Kindergarten Camps
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00

For soon-to-be kindergartners who would like a full-day experience, please register for both the morning and afternoon camps on the same day. Our trained staff will supervise all campers during the lunch period.

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

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

Zoo Vet K: Animal Babies THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT
Children entering kindergarten traverse the Zoo searching out some of our youngest residents. We explore some of the ways animal parents take care of their young and practice some of those methods on some plush zoo babies.

Dino K: Dino Size
See how you measure up against the dinosaurs! Children entering kindergarten will explore the size of dinosaur tracks, eggs and teeth using their own bodies as measuring tools in this single-day, half-day camp.

Zoo Science K: Penguin Play
Children entering kindergarten visit the Polk Penguin Conservation Center to observe the way penguins move, then build and program a Lego penguin with some crazy moves of its own. The robotics workshop is presented by The Robot Garage.

Zoo Art K: Zoo Sculpture
Our kindergarten campers visit many bronze sculptures around the Zoo, including Inuit stone sculptures in the Arctic Ring of Life. Campers then sculpt their own work of art to take home.

Mammals K, Birds K, Reptiles and Amphibians K, Insects K
In these four camps, children entering kindergarten explore different groups of animals through hikes, crafts and activities and discover what makes these animals special.