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 

Dates: April 22 - 26, 2019 
Ages: 6 - 12
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $130 per child ($152 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
Activity Number: 199180 

Registration Instructions:
Registration for Spring Zoo Camp is will open on March 2nd for EBR residents & March 12 for out-of-parish residents.  At that time, click here to register.

  • 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: May 27 - August 2, 2019
Ages: 5 - 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $130 per child ($152 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
Activity Number: 299180

Registration Instructions:
Registration for Summer Zoo Camp opens on Saturday, March 23rd for EBR residents & April 2nd for out-of-parish Residents. At that time, click here to register. 

  • 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.
  • Activity Number: 299180

 

SESSION INFORMATION 


Session 1- May 27-31

Ages 5-7

Makes Sense to Me

Campers will embark on an exploration of animal senses. Campers will learn how animals’ senses aid them in survival; finding food, shelter and family.

 

Session 2- June 3-7

Ages 5-7

Who's Who at the Zoo 

What makes a mammal a mammal and not a reptile or a bird? We’ll figure out nature’s family tree and find out how animals are classified.

 

Session 3- June 10-14

Ages 8-10

I'm So Misunderstood!

Are snakes slimy?  Do bats really fly into people’s hair?  Separate fact from fiction as we explore the myths and realities of our misunderstood creature friends.

 

Session 4- June 17-21

Ages 8-10

Survivor

How long could you stand living in the arctic tundra or the Gobi desert? What about dark caves or lush rainforests? Campers will gain a better understanding of animal life in the most extreme conditions.

 

Session 5- June 24-28

Ages 11-13

Game Time

Campers will learn how the zoo keepers keep our animals healthy, happy, and entertained, and will have the chance to create their own enrichment for some of our very lucky residents.

 

Session 6- July 1-5

Ages 5-7

Show Offs!

Ever wonder why peacocks have such beautiful tails? Or how animals communicate without ever saying a word? Come find out this week as we observe the colorful peacocks, watch some silly monkeys, and listen to some unusual animal calls.

 

Session 7- July 8-12

Ages 5-7

Fur, Feathers and Scales

The animal kingdom is extensive and diverse, and creatures must be built correctly to adapt to their environments.  Campers will analyze how various animals depend on their specialized covers and judge the importance of their own.

 

Session 8- July 15-19

Ages 8-10

Class Act 

What makes a turtle a reptile not a bird? Why are mammals covered in fur and not scales?  This session will help campers learn how animals are placed into the different classes of Mammal, Reptile, Birds, Amphibians and Fish. 

 

Session 9- July 22-26

Ages 8-10

Let's Eat 

Whether you eat like a bird or enjoy pigging out every now and then, everyone has a favorite food. But are you a predator or a grazer? Or maybe a parasite or a decomposer? Come get your fill and help yourselves to seconds as we check out the animal kingdom’s finest eats.

 

Session 10- July 29- August 2

Ages 5-7

Animal All-Stars

Can you run faster than a cheetah, jump farther than a kangaroo, or hold your breath longer than an otter? Are you smarter than an owl, or taller than a giraffe? Campers will assess how they stack up when compared to some of nature’s champions.