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ZOO CAMP 2018

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. Registrations by May 1st receive one free camp t-shirt per camper. Campers should register for their grade level for the 2018/2019 school year.

May 29-August 3 (NO July 4)
Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! 4 Day Camps

Ripley's JK/K
May 29 (Tuesday - Friday only) SOLD OUT
July 2 (No Camp on July 4) SOLD OUT
Camper must be at least 4 years old and potty-trained by the first day of camp. Second class added for May 29th-June 1st Seeing is believing! Campers will explore artifacts on loan from Robert Ripley's collection while also enjoying up-close encounters with some oddities from the animal kingdom.

Ripley's 1st/2nd
May 29 (Tuesday - Friday only)   SOLD OUT
July 2 (No Camp on July 4)
Did you know that tarantulas love bug smoothies? Campers will discover this and other animal oddities at Ripley's camp. We'll even explore artifacts on loan from Ripley's Believe It or Not! while enjoying all the usual Zoo Camp fun.

Ripley's 3rd-5th
May 29 (Tuesday - Friday only)  SOLD OUT
July 2 (No Camp on July 4)
Campers will investigate the science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! including genetics, upcycling, optical illusions and more. We'll spend time exploring some of Ripley's BIONs while discovering animal oddities, too.

PK-JK PK-JK camps are ONLY half day: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Aftercare will NOT be available for these campers. To attend, child must be at least 3 years old and potty-trained.
$85 members/$99 nonmembers

Down on the Farm
June 4, July 9
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 18, July 23
Eenie-meeny-miny-mo - your camper will surely want to go (to Animal Rhymes camp, that is!). Learn about the animals in some popular rhymes. With Zoo tours and crafts, we'll have a great time!

JK-K
(To attend, child must be 4 years old and potty-trained by start date of camp.) $170/members; $199/nonmembers

Growing Wild
June 4 SOLD OUT,  June 18 SOLD OUT, July 9 SOLD OUT & July 23 SOLD OUT
All animals grow up eventually, and they have lots to learn along the way.

Ripley's JK/K
June 11 
Seeing is believing! Campers will explore artifacts on loan from Robert Ripley's collection while also enjoying up-close encounters with some oddities from the animal kingdom.

Big & Small/Short & Tall
June 25 SOLD OUT, July 16 SOLD OUT & July 30 SOLD OUT
Learn all about animal opposites and discover how every animal-short or tall-has an important role in their ecosystem.

Jr. Zoo Vet
June 25 SOLD OUT, July 16 SOLD OUT  & July 30 SOLD OUT
See how the Zoo takes care of the animals and explore basic vet techniques from making healthy diets to performing health checks.

1st-2nd GRADE
$170/members; $199/nonmembers

ZOOlympics
June 4 SOLD OUT, June 18 SOLD OUT, July 9 SOLD OUT & July 23 SOLD OUT
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.

Animal Appetites
June 4 SOLD OUT, June 18 SOLD OUT , July 9 SOLD OUT & July 23 SOLD OUT
Feed your curiosity and learn what animals eat.

Ripley's 1st/2nd
June 11 SOLD OUT
Did you know that tarantulas love bug smoothies? Campers will discover this and other animal oddities at Ripley's camp. We'll even explore artifacts on loan from Ripley's Believe It or Not! while enjoying all the usual Zoo Camp fun.

Rainforest Rumble
June 25 SOLD OUT , July 16 SOLD OUT & July 30 SOLD OUT

See which animals swing through the treetops and stomp the forest floor while we explore this amazing habitat.

3rd-5th GRADE
$170/members; $199/nonmembers

Engineered for Flight
June 4, June 18, July 9  & July 23
Breakdown the inner mechanics of animals that can defy gravity. Campers will enjoy discovering more about flighted (as well as flightless) animals.

Ripley's 3rd-5th
June 11th SOLD OUT
Campers will investigate the science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! including genetics, upcycling, optical illusions and more. We'll spend time exploring some of Ripley's BIONs while discovering animal oddities, too.

Leader of the Pack
June 25 , July 16 & July 30 SOLD OUT
Prides, packs, parliaments and parades all have a leader to follow. We'll examine the social structures of these groups and learn what it takes to be the top banana in the animal world.

6th-8th GRADE
$170/members; $199/nonmembers

Ripley's 6th-8th
June 11th SOLD OUT June 25
Campers will investigate the science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! including genetics, upcycling, optical illusions and more. We'll spend time exploring some of Ripley's BIONs while discovering animal oddities, too.

Memphis Zoo U'18
June 25 SOLD OUT, July 16 SOLD OUT & July 30 SOLD OUT
This summer Memphis Zoo U will explore art in nature. Nature is full of masterpieces including colors, textures and shapes represented in the animal kingdom and beyond. Campers will enjoy exploring natural art and even creating some art of their own.

Beforecare
7:45a.m. to 9:00a.m.

If you need early drop-off for your camper(s), beforecare is available for all ages.
Beforecare Cost per Week: $25/members; $28/nonmembers
Beforecare Cost per Day: $6/members; $7/nonmembers

Aftercare
3:00 P.M. to 6:00 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 Cost per Week: $85/members; $99/nonmembers
Aftercare Cost per Day: $20/members; $24/nonmembers

or call 901.333.6576.

 

Please note: Cancellations made prior to one week before the first day of camp will forfeit 50% of the program cost. Cancellations made within one week of the first day of camp will not receive a refund. No-shows will not receive a refund. 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.

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