Summer Programs

FOR CHILDREN ENTERING 3RD OR 4TH GRADE IN FALL OF 2018

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Grades 3-4 Registration

Be sure to check out our single-day horse camps for grades 1-6!

Camp Schedule

Farmyard Connection
8:00 a.m.–noon
Make glue from milk and transform wool into clothing. Explore the amazing connections that people have with farm animals through chores, close-up animal encounters, and more!
Fee: 
$195 ($170 for Zoo members)

July 9–13
July 16–20
July 30–Aug 3
Aug 6–10


Fossil Hunters
9:00 a.m.–noon or 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Learn techniques used by paleontologists to try to unlock the mysteries of the past. A recreated dig site will be the home for a truly hands-on experience. Only those willing to get dirty need apply for this outdoor-based camp! Shelter will be available as needed.
Fee: 
$180 ($155 for Zoo members)

June 25–29 (am)
July 9–13 (pm)
July 16–20 (pm)
July 23–27 (am)
July 30–Aug 3 (pm)
Aug 13–17 (am)
Aug 20–24 (pm)
Aug 27–31 (am)


Marine Mysteries
9:00 a.m.–noon or 1:00–4:00 p.m.
What secrets do the oceans and their creatures hold? Explore a different mystery each day featuring sea turtles, Hawaiian monk seals, sharks, penguins, and a few of their other underwater friends.
Fee: 
$180 ($155 for Zoo members)

June 18–22 (both)
June 25–29 (pm)
Aug 6–10 (both)
Aug 13–17 (both)
Aug 20–24 (am)


Navigating Nature
9:00 a.m.–noon or 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Animals use the sun, the moon, and Earth’s magnetic field to find their way. How about you? Create a map, use a compass, and solve a Zoo treasure hunt with GPS. Explore the incredible ways animals use their own internal navigation system.
Fee: $180 ($155 for Zoo members)

June 11–15 (am)
June 25–29 (am)
July 16–20 (am)
July 23–27 (pm)
July 30–Aug 3 (pm)
Aug 6–10 (both)
Aug 13–17 (both)


Photo Safari
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Let’s explore! Pack your field bag with your journal and camera (all provided) as we explore the countries that make up each Zoo trail. A homemade photo journal will be our week-long project. Our animals are ready for their closeup—are you?
Fee: $195 ($170 for Zoo members)

June 11–15
June 18–22
June 25–29
July 9–13
July 23–27
July 30–Aug 3
Aug 6–10
Aug 13–17
Aug 20–24
Aug 27–31


NEW! S.E.A. Camp
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Splashing! Experiments! Adventure! Explore water and the wildlife that lives in it. Slosh and search for creatures in the marsh, investigate water invaders, and play water games. Please bring a towel and extra clothes each day—this camp will be a splash.
Fee: $180 ($155 for Zoo members)

June 11–15
June 25–29
July 9–13
July 16–20
July 23–27
Aug 13–17


Tree House Adventure
9:00 a.m.–noon
Embark on mysterious missions with Jack and Annie as your guides (based on the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne). From the tropical rain forest to the depths of the ocean, you never know what you’ll discover!
Fee: $180 ($155 for Zoo members)

June 11–15
June 18–22
June 25–29
July 9–13
July 23–27
July 30–Aug 3
Aug 6–10
Aug 13–17
Aug 20–24