Education Camps

Call 901.333.6576 to Register


Send your wild child to the wildest camp around: ZOO CAMP. Campers will explore the fascinating world of animals while participating in fun games, crafts, tours, keeper chats, live animal visits, and more. Parents must provide a non-refrigerated, non-microwavable lunch.

All new for 2016: 4 day Specialty Camps for the weeks of Memorial Day and July 4 and now Beforecare and Aftercare may be added either by the day or for the entire week! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE.

Registrations by May 15th receive one free camp t-shirt per camper. Register on-line or call 901.333.6576

May 31-August 5

Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Cost per Week: $170/members; $199/nonmembers. 

PK-JK cost: $85/members; $99/nonmembers - NO aftercare available

Specialty Camp Cost per Week: $160/members; $185/non-members

Registration deadline: The Monday before registered camp week

Specialty Camps

Photo Safari (6th-8th Grade) July 5; Tuesday – Friday only

In Photo Safari, campers will learn to use digital cameras to learn the basics of nature photography and how to photograph for artistic vs. documentary purposes. From the photos, students will create a photo journal.

Theater in the Wild (1st – 5th Grade) May 31 & July 5; Tuesday – Friday only

Theater in the Wild is an exciting new camp where campers will present an entire animal themed musical—complete with costumes and sets—all in one week! This camp connects the stage to nature as campers discover more about the animals they will portray. Parents and zoo guests will be able to see the musical experience come to life at the end of the camp week.

Zoo Chefs: Around the World (JK – SK) May 31 & July 5; Tuesday – Friday only

Become a master zoo chef and cater to the wildest eaters around. Campers will enjoy learning about the different habitats animals live in and what foods they may find there.


(This camp is ONLY half day: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aftercare will NOT be available for these campers. To attend, child must be 3 years old by May 1 and potty trained.)

Down on the Farm June 6 & July 11

It’s time to get down on the farm! Explore life on the farm feeding animals, making dairy products, and as our sheep say “having a bla-a-a-ast.”

Animal Rhymes June 20 & July 25

Eenie-meeny-miny-mo. Learn about the animals in each rhyme. With Zoo tours and crafts, we'll have a great time!


(To attend, child must be 4 years old by May 1 and potty trained.)

Big & Small/Short & Tall June 6, June 20, July 11 & July 25

Learn all about animal opposites and discover how every animal—short or tall—has an important role in their ecosystem.

Growing Wild June 13, June 27, July 18 & August 1

All animals have to grow up eventually, and they have lots to learn along the way.

Jr. Zoo Vet June 13 SOLD OUT , June 27 SOLD OUT July 18 & SOLD OUT; August 1 SOLD OUT

Help take care of the Zoo’s animals and explore basic vet techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

1-2 Grade

ZOOlympics June 13, June 27, July 18 & August 1

Can you run as fast as a cheetah or hold your breath like a whale? Test your skills while learning about some truly amazing animals that go for the gold.

Rainforest Rumble June 6, June 20, July 11 & July 25

Swing through the treetops and stomp the forest floor while we explore this amazing habitat.

Animal Appetites June 6, June 20, July 11 & July 25

Feed your curiosity and learn what animals eat.

3-5 Grade

ZSI: Animal Detectives June 6, June 20, July 11 & July 25

Put your sleuth skills to the test to uncover a mystery in this camp. Campers will be learning about many animals at the Zoo to help them decipher daily animal clues.

Toys and Treats June 13, June 27, July 18 & August 1

Everyone loves toys and treats, and wild animals are no exception! Learn how the Memphis Zoo enhances the lives of our animals by creating a more natural and stimulating.

6-8 Grade

Memphis Zoo U’16 June 13, June 27, July 18 & August 1

At Zoo University campers experience the Zoo like never before. Participate in all new behind-the- scenes tours, create animal enrichment, perform hands-on experiments, meet live animal ambassadors, and see how animals inspire scientists to new heights in technology and research.

Beforecare and Aftercare

Beforecare 7:45-9 a.m

If you need early drop-off for your camper(s), beforecare is available for all ages. Beforecare weekly cost: $25/members; $28/non-members. Beforecare daily cost: $6/members; $7/non-members

Aftercare 3-6 p.m.

If 3 p.m. is too early for your schedule, we offer aftercare. Aftercare consists of educational videos, exciting activities, and fun games for your child to unwind after a full day of camp. Aftercare weekly cost: $85/members; $99/nonmembers Aftercare daily cost: $20/members; $24/non-members

Cancellation Policy

Please note: cancellations made prior to one (1) week before the first day of Camp will forfeit 50% of the program cost. Cancellations made within one (1) week of the first day of Camp will not receive a refund. No-shows will not receive a refund. Rescheduling your Camp week more than once will incur a $20 rescheduling fee for each time Camp is rescheduled. The Memphis Zoo reserves the right to cancel a camp class that does not reach minimum enrollment. Full refunds will be given to those who registered before cancellation. The Memphis Zoo reserves the right to remove a child from camp if his/her behavior is disruptive or creates a safety hazard. There will be no refunds if a child is removed from camp.

REGISTER FOR CAMP   or call 901.333.6576.


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