Virtual Camps

Virtual Camps

Virtual Camps

We are very excited to present Virtual Zoo Camps as a new way to learn! The Zoo has been offering virtual learning experiences to classrooms around the world for nearly two decades. We are excited to now bring this experience to families from the comfort of their own homes, or backyards, from the lake, or wherever you may choose to connect with us!

How Do Virtual Zoo Camps Work?

  • Zoo staff and campers meet in a video chat session.
  • Connection is easy.  Learners at home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection or cellular service. (a webcam and microphone are optional)
  • Programs will be delivered through a secure platform. Zoo staff will deliver a live program and will answer questions from our virtual participants! Campers may meet animal care staff, get unique views of our animals, participate in engaging activities and more. 
  • Cost is $12 for ages 3-18 (member rate).
    • Fee is per device. If you would like to call in on more than one device, please purchase an additional ticket. Only those with reservations will be let into the virtual camp.
    • Virtual Zoo Camps are intended for households. Daycares, schools and other large groups please visit our Virtual Field Trips page for programs designed for your group type. If you are unsure or see a virtual camp you would like your students to participate in, please email for pricing. 
  • Class Duration: 45-60 minutes depending on age and program type.
  • Zoom links will be sent 24-hours or less prior to program start time. Please check your spam or junk folders for this email.

Ages 3 - 8

Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, children and their families will experience Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium using their senses. Each adventure may include an opportunity to explore learning activities based on the adventure theme, meeting one of the Zoo's animal ambassadors and engagement with Zoo staff. Participants can practice sensory investigation, creativity, and math and literacy skills. Cost is $12 per device (member rate). Program length is approximately 50-60 minutes.

1-Day Virtual Camps (ages 3-8)

These virtual camps run at either 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are approximately 60-minutes in length. Cost: $12 per device (member rate), unless otherwise noted. Program length is approximately 1-hour.

Online registration for camps closes 24-hours in advance. If you would like to register within the 24-hour deadline, please call (402) 738-2092 and we are happy to take your registration over the phone.

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Under the Sea (ages 3-8) - July 28 @ 9:00 a.m., August 10, 13 @ 10:30 a.m.
A world of underwater animals awaits! Join us for an adventure under the sea. Each class we will explore the animals that call the ocean home.

Animal Communication (ages 3-8) - July 27 @ 9:00 a.m., August 11, 13 @ 9:00 a.m.
Roar! Squeak! Ribbit! Join us to learn about all the ways animals communicate.  Together we will be exploring the different ways animals communicate.

Animal Babies (ages 3-8) - July 28 @ 9:00 a.m., August 4, 12 @ 9:00 a.m.
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.

Animal Movement (ages 3-8) - August 3 @ 9:00 a.m.
Let’s get moving! Join us for a fun interactive trip through the animal kingdom as we explore the different ways animals move.

Backyard Wildlife (ages 3-8) - July 30 @ 9:00 a.m., August 3 @ 10:30 a.m.
Come explore what makes your backyard special. Learn about the amazing creatures living right in your backyard as we will explore the amazing world all around us.

Animals of the Night (ages 3-8) - August 4, 6 @ 10:30 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what goes on while you’re asleep? Join us each session as we learn about the amazing creatures of the night and their unique adaptations for a life in the dark.

Hidden in Plain Sight (ages 3-8) - August 5, 11 @ 10:30 a.m.
Join us in a game of hide and seek as we look for animals who have amazing camouflage.  We will explore the amazing adaptation of camouflage and learn why camouflage is important to survive.

Little Keeper (ages 3-8) - July 29 @ 9:00 a.m.
Ever wondered what it takes care for all the animals? Explore a day in the life of our busy keepers. Each session we will learn what it takes to care for animals that live in different areas of the zoo. Sign up for one or sign up for all! 

 

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Ages 9 - 12

1-Day Virtual Camps (ages 9-12)

These virtual camps are approximately 60-minutes in length. Cost: $12 per device (member rate), unless otherwise noted. 

Online registration for camps closes 24-hours in advance. If you would like to register within the 24-hour deadline, please call (402) 738-2092 and we are happy to take your registration over the phone.

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Endangered Species - July 27 @ 10:30 a.m., July 29 or August 5 @ 3:00 p.m.
Meet animals from around the globe who need our help to overcome conservation threats. Learn about projects and people at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium that are having a lasting impact and helping these species survive.

Marine Biology - July 28, August 6 @ 10:30 a.m.
Build your knowledge of the marine world! Learn about ocean life, the importance of caring for our oceans and more.

Global Safari - July 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
Grab your passport and get ready to explore!  We’ll travel the world without even leaving the Zoo! Join us each session to learn about a new habitat and the different animals that live there. 

Jr. Keeper - July 30 @ 10:30 a.m., August 5 @ 1:30 p.m.
Do you want to care for animals at the Zoo? Roll up your sleeves and learn about animal husbandry, feeding, training, and enrichment. Campers will meet with zookeepers from various areas around the Zoo, explore the daily routines, take behind-the-scenes tours, and learn about the science behind successfully caring for over 20,000 animals at one of the world’s best zoos.

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Ages 13 - 18

These virtual camps run at either 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are approximately 60-minutes in length. Cost: $12 per device (member rate), unless otherwise noted.

Online registration for camps closes 24-hours in advance. If you would like to register within the 24-hour deadline, please call (402) 738-2092 and we are happy to take your registration over the phone.

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1-Day Virtual Camps (ages 13-18)

Global Safari - July 29 @ 10:30 a.m., August 5 @ 9:00 a.m.
Grab your passport and get ready to explore!  We’ll travel the world without even leaving the Zoo! Join us each session to learn about a new habitat and the different animals that live there.

Endangered Species - July 27 @ 10:30 a.m., July 29 @ 1:30 p.m., August 5 @ 3:00 p.m.
Meet animals from around the globe who need our help to overcome conservation threats. Learn about projects and people at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium that are having a lasting impact and helping these species survive.

Conservation Heroes - July 22 @ 3:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what it takes to be a hero? In this series we will explore individuals who have made a lasting impact on conservation.  Together we will learn about issues affecting animals and the environment today.

Eco Careers - July 29, August 12 @ 3:00 p.m.
Do you love animals and nature? Would you like to have a fun and exciting career doing what you love? This class will provide an opportunity for teens to learn about exciting careers involving animals and their habitats.  Keepers, Marine Biologist, Entomologist, Herpetologist, Ecologist. 

 

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