One Day Camps

 
Cost is $60.00 per child for members ($65 non-member rate). One-day camps are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). To register for summer day camps, click here. Please refer to the parent packet below for detailed information and FAQ. 

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

Sharks – Get up close and personal with the top predator in the sea!  Explore amazing adaptations and separate shark facts from fiction. 
    Ages     5-7     May 26         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                5-7     June 2          9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Ages     8-12    May 25        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                8-12    June 1         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                8-12    July 6          9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Big Cats – 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!     
    Ages     5-7     May 25         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                5-7     June 1          9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Ages     8-12    May 26        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                8-12    June 2         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.
    Ages     5-7     June 3         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                5-7     June 13        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Ages     8-12    May 27        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                8-12    June 6         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, and more.
    Ages     5-7     May 27        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                 5-7     June 6         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Ages     8-12    June 3         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                8-12    June 13        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Swamp Thing – Travel to the swamp without leaving the Zoo to learn about creatures that call it home.  Explore snakes, crocodiles, beavers, and more!
    Ages     5-7     June 15        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Ages     8-12    June 15        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wildlife Ranger Camp – Become a Wildlife Ranger and join us on a North American expedition. Start the excursion traveling from the Zoo to our Wildlife Safari Park. Learn about animal conservation, grab nets, put on waders, and search for frogs. End the day by winding through the bison pasture and heading back to the Zoo.  Campers will meet at the Zoo and be transferred to Wildlife Safari Park near Ashland, NE via bus.  Cost per child: $75 ($80 non-members).  This day camp is only offered for children ages 8-12. 
    Ages     8-12    June 22     9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                8-12    July 20      9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Going Buggy – Discover the exciting world of bugs!  Make your own bug catcher and head out in search of cool insects as well as other exciting hands-on activities. 
    Ages     5-7      June 24        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Ages     8-12    June 24        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.  This day camp is only offered for children ages 5-7.
    Ages     5-7    July 6         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                5-7    July 8         9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                5-7    July 15       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.
    Ages     8-12    July 6        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
                8-12    July 7        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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.
    Ages    8-12    July 7 or 21    Jungle                 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
               8-12    July 7 or 21    Desert Dome        9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
               8-12    July 8 or 22    Aquarium             9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.