Summer Programs

Child-only classes for children age 4 to entering kindergarten in fall of 2020. All participants must be fully toilet-trained.

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PK/K Week-long Registration

Camp Schedule

Barnyard Buddies 
9:30 a.m.–noon or 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Explore our farm with a different barnyard buddy each day! Puppets introduce campers to cows, chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, and horses as they discover how we take care of each of these animals.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 1–5 (both)
June 8–12 (pm)
July 6–10 (pm)
July 27–31 (pm)
Aug 3-7 (pm)
Aug 31-Sept 4 (both)


I Spy Surprise
9:30 a.m.–noon or 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Join us as we spy animals from around the world. Discover what makes a fish a fish, a mammal a mammal, and much, much more—each day will be a surprise!
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 8–12 (both)
June 22–26 (both)
July 13–17 (pm)
July 20–24 (pm)
July 27–31 (am)
Aug 3–7 (pm)
Aug 10–14 (pm)
Aug 17–21 (pm)
Aug 31–Sept 4 (am)


Jammin’ in the Junglemacphail logo
Partnership with the MacPhail Center for Music
1:00–3:30 p.m.
Animals are musical, too! Explore wild animal sounds and movements with our voices, bodies, and instruments as we create music and art and visit the musical animals of the Zoo. Take home a pre-recorded MacPhail Sing Play Learn CD featuring some of our favorite songs from camp.
Fee: $175 ($150 for Zoo members)

June 15–19
July 13–17
Aug 17–21


Naturally Nature
9:30 a.m.–noon or 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Naturally, nature will provide our space and supplies in this all-outdoor summer adventure! Build a fort, create a “rock” band, and dig like prairie dogs while exploring the great outdoors. Camp will take place outdoors; shelter will be available as needed.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 15–19 (am)
June 22–26 (pm)
July 6–10 (am)
July 13–17 (am)
July 20–24 (both)
July 27–31 (am)
Aug 3–7 (am)
Aug 10–14 (am)
Aug 24–28 (pm)


Rainforest Explorers
9:30 a.m.–noon or 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Trek through the tropics as a rainforest explorer and encounter many unique animals. Find brightly colored fish, hear noisy monkeys, and sing with the birds on our rainforest safari.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 1–5 (am)
June 15–19 (pm)
July 13–17 (am)
Aug 3–7 (pm)
Aug 10–14 (am)
Aug 24–28 (pm)


Where the Wild Things Live
9:30 a.m.–noon or 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Meet a different animal friend each day and discover where the wild things live! Explore the tropical habitat of a snake, underwater world of a shark, and where a raccoon may roam to find home sweet home!
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 1–5 (pm)
June 15–19 (both)
June 22–26 (am)
July 6–10 (both)
July 20–24 (am)
Aug 24-28 (am)


Wild Water Creatures
9:30 a.m.–noon or 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Discover the undersea world of monk seals, fish, sharks, and other ocean creatures living at the Zoo. There’s nothing more important than fins, scales, and scutes.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 1–5 (pm)
June 8–12 (both)
June 22–26 (am)
July 13–17 (both)
July 27–31 (both)
Aug 10–14 (both)
Aug 17–21 (both)
Aug 24–28 (am)