Spring & Summer Zoo Camps

The Baton Rouge Zoo offers Zoo Camps year-round including spring break, summer break, fall break and winter break.

Every Zoo Camp offers: 

  • Guided hikes through the Zoo
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Animal encounters
  • Keeper chats
  • Crafts, games, snacks

Spring Zoo Camp (SOLD OUT)

Dates: April 17 - 21, 2017 
Ages: 6 - 12
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $120 per child ($142 per child out-of-parish)
Additional Information: Early drop off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up until 5:30, with no additional fee

Registration Instructions:
Registration for Spring Zoo Camp is now open. To register, click here.

  • If this is your first time to register online for a BREC program or camp, you'll need to setup an account first.
  • Once you're on BREC's RecTrac website, you can search for Zoo Camp by Activity Number 199180.
  • You will need a Visa or MasterCard to complete registration. Zoo Camp registration is non-refundable.
  • If you have any questions or need help registering, please call us at (225) 775-3877.


Summer Zoo Camp

Dates: See available sessions and descriptions below
Ages: 5 - 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $120 per child ($142 per child out-of-parish)
Additional Information: Early drop off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up until 5:30, with no additional fee

Registration Instructions:
Registration for Summer Zoo Camp opens on Saturday, March 25th for EBR Residents & April 4th for Out-of-Parish Residents. To register, click here.

  • If this is your first time to register online for a BREC program or camp, you'll need to setup an account first. 
  • Once you're on BREC's RecTrac website, you can search for Zoo Camp by Activity Number 299180.
  • You will need a Visa or MasterCard to complete registration. Zoo Camp registration is non-refundable.
  • If you have any questions or need help registering, please call us at (225) 775-3877.

 

SESSION INFORMATION 


May 29 – June 2, Session 1 (SOLD OUT)

Continental Drift –  Pack your bags, we’re off to see the world!  We’ll visit six of the seven continents as we meet creatures from around the globe! (5 to 7)

June 5 – 9, Session 2 (SOLD OUT)

Home Sweet Nest – If home is where the heart is, does your heart snuggle up in a den? A burrow? A nest high in a tree?  Let’s explore where animals go to feel “no place like home.” (5 to 7)

June 12 – 16, Session 3 (SOLD OUT)

Feed Your Face – It’s a protein/fat/carbohydrate buffet—for our Zoo animals!  We’ll serve up some educational appetizers and find out who eats what (or who) when it’s dinner-o’clock! (8 to 10)

June 19 – 23, Session 4 (SOLD OUT)

In This Corner…! – Claws. Teeth. Strength. Speed. Camouflage. In the day-to-day battle for survival, campers will look at what skills and characteristics animals bring to the ring, and may be able to answer that age-old question: Who would win in a fight? (8 to 10)

June 26 – 30, Session 5

This is How We Zoo It – The three purposes of Zoos are conservation, education, and recreation.  It takes a lot more than shovels and hoses to keep our Zoo up and running daily.  In this week, campers will take a deeper look at all aspects of zoo keeping structure, conservation efforts, enrichment, and the general day-to-day life of our Zoo family. (11 to 13)

July 3 – 7, Session 6 (SOLD OUT)

Awesome Adaptations – Adapting to new things can be hard.  We’ll show campers how the pros in the animal kingdom constantly adapt to their ever-changing surroundings.  Campers will learn some of the characteristics and behaviors that wild animals use to thrive in their environments. (5 to 7)

July 10 – 14, Session 7 (SOLD OUT)

Off the Deep End – Campers will dive into the deep, dark, mysterious depths of the underwater world.  We will discover all that aquatic life has to offer as we delve through the oceans, rivers, lakes, and swamps.  No landlubbers allowed here! (5 to 7)

July 17 – 21, Session 8 (SOLD OUT)

Clockwise – Most people go from sunrise to sunset, with work hours of nine to five.  If you’re an animal, your schedule may be different!  Many animals certainly benefit from sleeping and waking at “odd” hours of the day.  Campers will pick apart how an animal’s daily routine may differ from their own. (8 to 10)

July 24 – 28, Session 9 (SOLD OUT)

Living on the Dock – We are Louisiana, home to many a swamp and wetland critter.  Nutria and gators, fried fish and ‘taters! Me oh my! Campers will get a little lagniappe about the wildlife and culture that makes Louisiana home. (8 to 10)

July 31 – August 4, Session 10

Behave Yourself! – Campers will jump into the fun, fantastic and sometimes confusing world of animal behaviors.  Using our own Zoo animals as examples we will get a better understanding of how smells, tastes, sounds, and visual cues help animals on their quest for life. (11 to 13)

Due to the popularity of Zoo Camp the registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.