One Day Camps

Day Camps 


















Please bring a sack lunch. Cost is $50.00 per child. One-day camps are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

To register for summer day camps, please call (402) 738-2092 or click here.

Junior Zookeeper – So you think you want to be a zookeeper?  Join us for this exciting camp where we will discover what it takes to be in this field.  Students will learn about animal nutrition, veterinary care, enrichment and cleaning in specific areas.  Students will not have direct contact with animals.  This day camp is only offered for children ages 8-12.
    8-12    Thurs., June 5          Jungle                9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Thurs., June 12        Jungle                9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Thurs., June 5          Desert Dome       9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Thurs., June 12        Desert Dome       9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Fri., June 6               Aquarium           9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Fri., June 13             Aquarium            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Jr. Vet
– So you think you want to be a veterinarian?  Join us for this exciting camp where we will discover what it takes to be in this rewarding and challenging field.  Learn how to identify symptoms of sick animals, conduct exams, learn how to suture and give injections using fruit, look at x-rays, and more!  Students will not have direct contact with animals.  This day camp is only offered for children ages 8-12.
    8-12    Wed., June 18            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Thurs., June 19           9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Big Cats – Back by popular demand! Join the lion’s pride and learn about tigers, leopards, cheetahs and other felines at the Zoo.  Pounce on this opportunity before it fills up!     
    5-7      Mon., June 30         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    5-7      Mon., July 7            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Tue., July 1             9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Tue., July 8             9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Just Chillin’ – Dive into the exciting world of penguins in this fun packed day of learning!  Chill out with us for discussions, experiments, tours, crafts and more.
    5-7      Tue., July 1            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    5-7      Tue., July 8            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Mon., June 30         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Mon., July 7            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

OH Baby! – Joeys, foals, chicks, hatchlings – join us as we learn about animal babies!  Take a closer look at some of the Zoo’s cutest, new additions and discover how they are cared for.
     5-7    Fri., June 6             9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
     5-7    Fri., June 13           9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sharks – Get up close and personal with the top predator in the sea!  Explore amazing adaptations and separate shark facts from fiction. 
    5-7      Mon., July 28             9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    5-7      Tue., July 29             9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Wed., July 9              9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Wed., July 30            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sea Turtles – Dive in to the exciting underwater world of sea turtles!  Learn about adaptations and conservation through hands-on activities, experiments, tours, games, crafts and more.
    5-7     Wed., July 9             9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    5-7     Wed., July 30            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Mon., July 28            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    8-12    Tue., July 29            9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.