Week-long Day Camps

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers a fun-filled and educational Zoo Camp for children entering grades 2–6 in the fall of 2020. Campers experience a unique, week-long day camp that allows them to explore the world of animals here at the Zoo!


Registration for non-members opens on March 1, 2020. Note that participants must be registered for the correct session based on the grade they will be entering in the fall.

Looking for a unique summer experience for older campers? Check out our Keeper-in-Training Program!

Camp Hours:

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

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
  • Learning ways we can all help protect wildlife and wild places!

Camp Fees:
  • Member: $345*
  • Non-member: $410

Zoo members, to receive your ticket 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.


Did you know that Zoo members save on Summer Programs? To learn more about becoming a member of The Maryland Zoo, click here!
*Zoo membership must be current at both the time of registration and during Summer Camp.

Camp Sessions

Grade 2: Zoo DetectivesBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

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 2020. Due to the young age of the children, campers in the Zoo Detectives Camp do not go in behind-the-scenes areas.

Session Date: June 29–July 3, 2020

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Grades 3–4: Prehistoric Planet

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

Session Date: July 6–July 10, 2020

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Session Date: July 13–17, 2020

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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.

Session Date: July 20–24, 2020

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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 Camp team at camp@marylandzoo.org.