Summer Camp

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers a fun-filled and educational Zoo Camp for children entering grades 2–8 in the fall of 2017. Children experience a unique, week-long day camp that allows them to explore the world of animals, right here at the Zoo!  

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Registration is now open

Registration is online only.

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Camp Hours: Camp is from 9:00 am–4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Camp Fees:   Maryland Zoo Members:  $345*

Non-Maryland Zoo Members:  $410*

 

Zoo members, to receive your camp discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store.  Click below to register.  Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your discounts at checkout.

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*Zoo Detectives Camp has discounted pricing this year for a 4-day Camp week. See Zoo Detectives description below for details. 


 

Camp activities include: 

  • Immersive tours of the Zoo
  • Interacting with the animal experts
  • Behind-the-scenes experiences (grades 3–8) and keeper chats
  • Special up-close visits with Animal Ambassadors
  • Enjoying the train and carousel (grade 2)
  • Feeding a giraffe and brushing goats
  • Creating wildlife-themed crafts using recycled materials
  • Learning ways we can all help protect wildlife and wild places!

 


Zoo Detectives Camp, Grade 2

NOTE: This is a 4-day Camp. There will be no Camp on July 4, 2017.

Each morning, campers are greeted with a mystery by a different Zoo staff member. Campers then explore the Zoo, play games, and engage their senses to solve the mystery. Camp is for children entering grade 2 in fall 2017. Due to the young age of the children, campers in the Zoo Detectives Camp do not go behind-the-scenes.

July 3–7, 2017       Click to Register

Camp fees for this week only:

Maryland Zoo Member:                   $275

Non-Maryland Zoo Member:          $330     

Zoo members, to receive your camp discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store.  Click below to register.  Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your discounts at checkout.

CREATE MEMBER ACCOUNT

            

Animal All-Stars, Grades 3-4

Can you smell with your tongue? Lick your eyeball? Go without eating for months at a time? Learn about the animal all-stars who can!

Camp is for children entering grades 3 and 4 in fall 2017.

July 24–28, 2017          Click to register         THIS WEEK IS FULL

August 14–18, 2017                Click to Register   THIS WEEK IS FULL

Zoo members, to receive your camp discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store.  Click below to register.  Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your discounts at checkout.

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Conservation Heroes, Grades 5–6

Be inspired by the stories of both famous and unsung heroes of conservation and the animals they work to protect! And learn how each of us can be a conservation hero, too.

Camp is for children entering grades 5 and 6 in fall 2017.

July 17–21, 2017               CLICK TO REGISTER       

August 7–11, 2017        CLICK TO REGISTER       

Zoo members, to receive your camp discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store.  Click below to register.  Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your discounts at checkout.

CREATE MEMBER ACCOUNT

             

Working for Wildlife,Grades 7–8

Participants explore how a Zoo functions from day to day and learn about the role the Zoo and other conservation organizations play in protecting animal species throughout the world.

Camp is for children entering grades 7 and 8 in fall 2017.

July 10–14, 2017     CLICK TO REGISTER      

July 31–August 4, 2017        CLICK TO REGISTER      

Zoo members, to receive your camp discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store.  Click below to register.  Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your discounts at checkout.

CREATE MEMBER ACCOUNT

Cancellation/Change Policy

A $50 non-refundable processing fee applies for any requested changes made to, or cancellation of, any confirmed registration. Cancellations received at least two weeks (10 business days) prior to the start of a Camp date will receive a full refund, minus the $50 processing fee.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received fewer than 10 business days prior to the Camp start date or for any missed days of Camp. In the event the Zoo cancels a program, a full refund will be issued.


If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Zoo in any of the following ways:

  • Email Camp@marylandzoo.org
  • Phone the Camp Administrator at 443-992-4618, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Phone the Education Department main number at 443-552-5300, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.