Experience Camp at The Texas Zoo!

Explore your wild side with Camps at The Texas Zoo! Camps are created for children ages 5 to 16 and offered each season. No matter the season, each day of camp is an exploration into the various roles of animal care giving, allowing campers to gain hands on experience with live animals. Continue to read the details below to learn more about our current session of camp. 

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Day Camps

May 27th - 31st

The Texas Zoo is adding an extra week of Summer Camp with a twist! Each day will preview a camp that will be offered as week long camps between June and August. This will give parents and campers to test out which camps they will enjoy they most! This week of camps can be purchased day by day or for the entire week for a discounted price.

The only camp that will not be offered as a week long camp is ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigation. Look for it as a day camp throughout the year!

Week Long Camps

June - August

Four camps will be offered throughout the summer, but no camp will be the same! There will be 3 sessions of Keeper, Vet and Trainer Camp alternating throughout week from week. While these camps will progress as the summer goes on, missing Vet Camp A will not hamper anyone's experience for Vet Camp B or C. Each camp will be a stand alone, complete experience but should a camper opt in for all three sessions of a single camp, they will definitely get a whole new lesson and experience! If you are interested in registering your child for all 3 sessions of a camp, please email education@texaszoo.org for a discount!

Keeper Camp

During Keeper Camp, campers will get an in-depth look at a week in the life of a zookeeper. From learning why zookeepers are critical for conservation, to what their day to day routine entail, campers will will have a full week of hands on animal encounters, cleaning exhibits, feeding some animal residents, educating the public, and even a bit of animal training!

Vet Camp

Vet Camp offers the chance for campers to experience what it takes to be a real veterinarian. Campers will learn how to take vitals, discuss the importance of vet medicine, and even accompany staff on their rounds. At the end of every week, campers will have the chance to explore the anatomy of a unique specimen. This camp is perfect for anyone that is leaning toward a future in veterinary medicine.

Trainer Camp

While training will be covered a little in our Keeper Camp, Training Camp offers the chance for campers to get an in-depth look on how to properly train animals using positive reinforcement. Trained behaviors are critical to an animals welfare and help solidify a bond between human and animal. This camp will teach techniques that can be adapted to any species on the planet!

Wildlife Warriors

Get inspired to protect wild animals and the spaces they live in! We are on the verge of the 6th mass extinction and only we can stop it. At Wildlife Warriors Camp, campers will learn how to care for animals in managed care and learn about current conservation efforts for endangered species. Through games, hands-on activities, science investigations and close animal encounters, Wildlife Warriors will join forces to help protect some of this planet's most majestic animals.

Please select the button under your child's age group to be taken to the registration form. We are offering a total of 48 camps this summer so be sure to scroll through to find the perfect camps for you! If you want to book all 3 sessions of a camp, please email education@texaszoo.org for a discount.