Week-long Day Camps

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers a fun-filled and educational Zoo Camp for children entering grades 3–6 in the fall of 2019. Campers experience a unique, week-long day camp that allows them to explore the world of animals here at the Zoo!



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
See ‘Camp Themes’ below to purchase

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 tickets? 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 Themes

Grades 3–4: Animal All-Stars

Animals can survive in vastly different environments across the world. How do they do it? With extreme adaptations! Campers will learn about the fascinating behaviors and features that help different species thrive in even the harshest conditions.

Weeks Offered (click date to register):

JULY 8–12

*To be added to the waitlist, please email camp@marylandzoo.org*

JULY 15–19

*To be added to the waitlist, please email camp@marylandzoo.org*

Grades 5–6: Conservation Heroes

Protecting wildlife and wild places is the Zoo’s mission, but we don’t do that job alone! Campers will explore the stories of people and groups around the world who are making a difference for wildlife and will learn how they too can be conservation heroes.

Weeks Offered (click date to register):

JULY 22–26

*To be added to the waitlist, please email camp@marylandzoo.org*


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.