Day Camps

********** Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Day Camps are temporarily suspended. ********** Explore the wonderful world of animals through camp adventures at the Zoo. During day camps, children will explore the Zoo and learn about animals and nature. Before and aftercare is available for select camps.

Full-Day Camp: 5 Days

  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Age Groups: Ages 5-15
Programming is temporarily suspended. Five days of fun at the Zoo! Camps are offered in June, July and August and are grouped by age range. Transform your teen into a junior zoologist or instill a love of nature in your kindergartener — we have a variety of themes for different ages and interests.
$260.00
PER CAMP
$234.00
FOTZ

Full-Day Camp: 4 Days

  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Age Groups: Ages 5-12
Programming is temporarily suspended. Our Inspired by Nature camp is available in a 4-day session in early June. Kids ages five-12 can learn about biomimicry, and engineering concept that uses observations from nature to solve everyday problems. 
$210.00
PER CAMP
$189.00
FOTZ

Full-Day Camp: 3 Days

  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Age Groups: Ages 5-15
Programming is temporarily suspended. Three days of fun at the Zoo! Three-day camps run from June through August. Budding scientists can participate in the summer STEAM challenge, while teens can learn the skills to be a great leader.
$150.00
PER CAMP
$135.00
FOTZ

Half-Day Camp: 5 Days

  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Age Groups: Ages 4-5
Programming is temporarily suspended. Your little ones can spend their mornings at the Zoo! “Hang out” at our Out on a Limb camp, explore the depths of the Ocean in Go With the Flow, or choose from other camps that spark the interest of your little animal lover.
$125.00
PER CAMP
$112.50
FOTZ

Half-Day Camp: 4 Days

  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Age Groups: Ages 4-5
Programming is temporarily suspended. Our Classy Animals camp is offered in a 4-day session from June 1-4. Kids age four and five learn about what it means to be a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, and fish.
$100.00
PER CAMP
$90.00
FOTZ

Single-Day Camps

  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Age Groups: Ages 5-12
Programming is temporarily suspended. Get away for the day! Single-day camps start May 26 and run through early July, and we’ve got themes to fit every interest. We’re offering six single-day camps the week of July 4 to accommodate holiday plans! 
$50.00
PER CAMP
$45.00
FOTZ

School's Out Safari

  • 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
  • Age Groups: Ages 5-12
Programming is temporarily suspended. Spend your day off exploring at the zoo! With plenty of themes to choose from, there’s something for every young scholar.
$50.00
PER DAY
$45.00
FOTZ

More Seasonal Camps

School's Out Camp

  •    Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
  •   Age Groups: Ages 5-12

School's out? No problem. Spend the day at the Zoo! Safari Day Camps are one-day camps that are a great option when school is closed. Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and perfect for ages five to 12. After-care is available.

Winter Break Camp

  •    Winter 2020
  •   Age Groups: Ages 5-12

Join us for this three-day camp, perfect for ages five to 12. Winter Break camp topics change from year to year but a typical day at camp includes hands-on learning, animal encounters with our animal ambassadors, Zoo tours, arts and crafts, animal shows and so much more.

Spring Break Camp

  •    Spring 2021
  •   Age Groups: Ages 5-12

This week-long camp is for children ages five to 12. It's a fun and educational experience that helps kids learn about animals and nature. Experience hands-on learning, tours, arts and crafts, animal encounters, animal shows and other fun activities.

Goals & Outcomes

The mission of the Kansas City Zoo Education Department is to positively change behavior by instilling in all people the desire and knowledge to respect and conserve wildlife and nature.
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