Day Camps

Day Camps

Winter Zoo Camps

Explore animals and their  habitats, study animal behaviors, conduct fun experiments and become the envy of your friends at Winter Zoo Camp! 

Cost is $60.00 per child for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $65 for non-members unless noted otherwise. Campers must fall within age ranges of each respective camp. Campers will need to bring their own sack lunch. All camps run 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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

Not able to join us in-person? Please check out our available Virtual Zoo Camps here.

Please contact our Education Department at Educate@OmahaZoo.com for more information. 

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AGES 6-8

 Little Zoo Vets (6-8) – December 17   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
How do we care for animals at the Zoo? Find out in this mini-camp built for kids who love to take care of animals.

OH Baby! (6-8) –  December 21   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.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.  

Snow Pals (6-8) – December 23   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Campers will slide into the exciting world of animals who love snow. 

Just Chillin' (6-8) – December 28   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Campers will learn about our flightless, feathered friends, the penguins! 

Little Marine Biologist (6-8) – December 30   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
There are thousands of species and special things to discover in the Ocean! We’ll go exploring together and see what we can find living in sand and shells, the reef and the open ocean.

AGES 9-11 

All About Penguins (9-11) – December 16   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Do you think you know everything about penguins? Put your knowledge to the test with this fun-filled day where you'll become a penguin expert. 

Jr. Zoo Vet (9-11) – December 18   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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, look at x-rays, and more!  Students will not have direct contact with animals or vet staff. 

Holiday Helper (9-11) – December 22   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Learn what it takes to care for some of the animals at the Zoo. Campers will learn what enrichment is and how it is used to benefit animals. Then campers will make enrichment that will be gifted to the animals!

African Safari (9-11) – December 31   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grab your passport and get ready to explore!  We’ll travel to Africa without even leaving the Zoo!  Learn about elephants, ostriches, lions, giraffes and more.  Discover different cultures and traditions through art, stories and songs. 

Shark Life (9-11) – January 16   9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Do you think you know everything about sharks? Put your knowledge to the test with this fun-filled day where you'll become a shark expert. 

Scout Camps

Girl Scout Cadette Night Owl / Think like a Citizen Scientist 2-Day Winter Camp
December 28-29    5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Calling all Cadette’s to join us at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after the sun goes down to explore the interesting aspects of nighttime, light pollution, and of course amazing nocturnal animals. Scouts will earn their Night Owl badge as well as their Think like a Citizen Scientist journey. We all can have a hand in light pollution research and through this camp you will learn not only how to become a citizen scientist but how to take action in your everyday lives!

This 2-day camp will run from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. both nights. Spaces are limited and social distancing, mask wearing, and increased sanitation will be in place. Please visit our website for more safety information.
Camp Includes:

  • Completion of Night Owl Badge
  • Completion of Think like a Citizen Scientist Journey
  • Guided tours of select exhibits
  • Workbook and citizen science hand outs
  • Visit from a select Zoo staff member 

 

Cub Scout Tiger Sky Is the Limit 1-Day Winter Camp
December 30    5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

As the sun sets, come explore the night sky here at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to earn your Sky is the Limit badge! Scouts will have a chance to peak through a telescope and use binoculars to see things from a new perspective. Learning about the night sky and seeing how different organisms use the dark of night for their benefit is fun not only for the scout, but the family as well!

This 1-day camp will run from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. both nights. Spaces are limited and social distancing, mask wearing, and increased sanitation will be in place. Please visit our website for more safety information

Camp Includes:

  • Completion of Sky is the Limit Badge
  • Guided tours of select exhibits
  • Workbook and hand outs
  • Visit from a select Zoo staff member

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