Day Camps

Day Camps

Day Camps

Have a WILD time with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's day camps! Certified teachers will guide students through camps from one-half to five days in length with educational activities, tours, games and much more. Please contact our Education Department at (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Attention Parents: Please download this informational packet to answer important questions about our day camps.

Winter Break Day Camps

Explore WILD animals and their natural habitats, interact with zookeepers, study animal behaviors, conduct fun experiments and become the envy of your friends at Winter Break day camp!

Please bring a sack lunch. Cost is $60.00 per child for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $65 for non-members unless noted otherwise. Speciality camps are $70 per child for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $80 for non-members. Campers must fall within age ranges of each respective camp.

AGES 9-11 

Junior Vet - Discover what it takes to be a Zoo veterinarian and how they care for hundreds of animals. Campers will learn how to identify symptoms, conduct exams, look at X-rays and learn how to suture. Campers will not have direct contact with animals, but will have an opportunity to meet one of our animal ambassadors.

          Ages 9 - 11,  December 27 or January 2


Junior Keeper African Grasslands (Specialty Camp) - Through hands-on activities and time spent with an African Grasslands keeper, campers will discover what it takes to care for animals in the Zoo's largest multi-species exhibit.

          Ages 9 - 11, December 28 or January 3


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AGES 6-8

Little Zoo Vets - Geared toward kids who have an interest in taking care of animals, these little campers will hear from animal care staff on how they help Zoo animals stay healthy.

          Ages 6 - 8, December 28 or January 3


Oh Baby! - Take a closer look at some of the Zoo's newest and cutest additions and discover how they are cared for.

          Ages 6 - 8, December 27


Zoolympics Camp - How do your abilities match up against our amazing animal athletes? Meet world-class animal gymnasts, long jumpers, speed racers, distance runners and problem solvers. Campers will test their skills and see if they've got what it takes to walk away with gold.

          Ages 6 -8, January 4


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