Summer Camp

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers a fun-filled and educational Zoo Camp for children entering grades 3–9 in the fall of 2018. Children experience a unique, week-long day camp that allows them to explore the world of animals, right here at the Zoo!  


Zoo Member early bird registration is now open!

Regular Registration begins on March 1, 2018.

Registration will be online only.

Not a member? Save on Camp with a Zoo membership

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 membership must be current at both the time of registration and during Summer Camp.
To receive the member discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store.  Click below to create an account.  Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your discount at checkout.

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Already have an account? Click the Sign in button in the top right corner of your checkout screen to automatically receive your discount.

General Camp activities include: 

  • Immersive tours of the Zoo
  • Interacting with the animal experts
  • Behind-the-scenes experiences and keeper chats
  • Special up-close visits with Animal Ambassadors
  • Brushing goats
  • Creating wildlife-themed crafts using recycled materials
  • Learning ways we can all help protect wildlife and wild places!

Camp Themes:

(Click the desired date to register)

Grades 3–4 Time Travelers

Throughout the ages, animals have had to survive in changing environments. Campers will explore how ancient animals like saber-toothed tigers, dinosaurs, and trilobites compare to modern survivors and counterparts.

Weeks Offered (click date to register):

July 9–13

July 16–20


Grades 5–6 If I Built the Zoo...

Designing a modern zoo exhibit requires different skills, including engineering and artistry, and consideration of the needs of both animals and people. Campers will take the role of the designer as they model their own zoo exhibits

Weeks Offered (click date to register):

July 23–27

July 30–August 3


Grades 7–9

New topic coming soon!

We are developing exciting new experiences for our middle school campers. Be sure to check back for details!

These Camps will be held during the first two full weeks of August.

Early Bird Registration for this age group will open in Early February.


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 (preferred)
  • 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.