All Summer 2020 Zoo Camp sessions have been cancelled.  For more information, please review the Summer 2020 Zoo Camp Cancellation FAQs.

Go Wild With Us!

The Minnesota Zoo’s summer camps are entertaining, educational, and unforgettable! Participants enjoy and engage in activities and learning about the diversity of life in their specific theme-based camp. Many camps will have the opportunity to attend the Wings Financial World of Birds Show, visit Llama Trek, view live animals up close, and explore the Minnesota Zoo’s award-winning exhibits! Check out our 2020 Zoo Camp Catalog!

As you look over the Zoo Camp information, please remember to register your child for the grade they will be entering in the Fall of 2020. All camps are child-only with the exception of Toddler Time.

Friendly Tip! Registration will work best on a computer; some functionality may not appear on mobile devices. Only use a supported, updated browser to register as unsupported browsers like Internet Explorer won’t work.

Current members must use their existing web login email to receive the membership discount. Please log in before adding anything to your cart. Registration only takes place online and full payment is due immediately.

In order to receive the member rate, your Zoo membership must be current (not lapsed) before you register. Registration requires signing legal waivers for each camper. Members may only register and sign for campers covered by their membership.

Member registration opens at 10 am on February 5, 2020. An online waiting room will be available starting at 9:30 am that day. If you sign on before 10 am, once registration opens at 10 am, your spot in line will be randomly generated. If you sign on after 10 am, registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Due to the high volume of users, please expect to experience a long wait in our waiting room.

While registering online, if you encounter an urgent problem, please email [email protected] or call 952.431.9200 and we can try to talk you through the process, but we are unable to take registrations over the phone. Calls are returned in the order received so please do leave a message.

Many camps sell out quickly. Please be prepared with a couple of camps or date options. A waitlist may be available for camps that are full. If a spot becomes available, the scheduler will contact the first person on the list and continue until the spot is filled.

General Zoo Camp Information 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Member Online Account/Registration FAQs

Confirmation Information – Includes information about where to meet and what to bring.

Camp Descriptions

For more camp information and descriptions, click on the “camp descriptions” links below or take a look at our Zoo Camp catalog. Click on the registration buttons below to register once it’s available.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time Camp Descriptions

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Preschool/Kindergarten: Single-day

Preschool/Kindergarten: Single-day Camp Descriptions

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Preschool/Kindergarten: Week-long

Preschool/Kindergarten: Week-long Camp Descriptions

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Grades 1-2

Grades 1-2 Camp Descriptions

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Grades 3-4

Grades 3-4 Camp Descriptions

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Grades 5-6

Grades 5-6 Camp Descriptions

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Grades 7-9

Grades 7-9 Camp Descriptions

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Grades 10-12

Grades 10-12 Camp Descriptions

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Horse Camps Grades 1-12

Horse Camps Grades 1-12 Camp Descriptions

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Llama Camps Grades 1-12

Llama Camps Grades 1-12 Camp Descriptions

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Autism Partnership Camps (AuSM)

Autism Partnership Camps (AuSM) Camp Descriptions

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Adult Zoo Camp

Adult Summer Zoo Camps are no longer a part of the summer camp registration, but will open as they are scheduled. The adult summer camps are open for registration!

Partnership Camps

Partnership Camp Descriptions


Summer Zoo Camp Staff

Click on the link to see photos and bios for some of our Summer Zoo Camp staff. We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Zoo Camp Staff Photo 2016


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