Spring & Summer Zoo Camps

Parents: If you'd like to be added to a waiting list for possible camp openings, please call: 225-775-3877 option 2

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 2 - 6, 2018 
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 February 1st. 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: May 28 - August 3
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

Registration Instructions:
Registration for Summer Zoo Camp opens on Saturday, March 24th for EBR Residents & April 3rd 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.
  • Activity Number: 299180

 

SESSION INFORMATION 


Session 1- May 28-June 1 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 5-7

Guess Zoo’s Coming to Dinner

Do you know how much a rhino eats in a single day? Ever wondered what’s on the menu for our tigers or tapirs? This session will teach campers about animal consumer groups. Whether it’s an herbivore, omnivore, or carnivore, campers will learn the different adaptations that make animals predators or prey.

 

Session 2- June 4-8 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 5-7

Creature Features

We’ll look deep into a tiger’s eyes, hear stories about an owl’s ears, and sniff out the facts about how ferrets smell. Campers may find out they have a lot in common with our furry, feathered, and scaly friends!

 

Session 3- June 11-15 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 8-10

Stranger Things

Nature is just weird! Discover kooky creatures, weird wildlife, and bizarre beasts. And find out the reasons behind their odd adaptations and unusual behaviors.

 

Session 4- June 18-22 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 8-10

Communication Breakdown

What if humans didn’t have phones, computers, or even voices to rely on to communicate with each other? Animals use many tools to communicate such as visual displays, scent marking, and even tactile signals. Campers will learn to turn the volume down a notch and explore creative methods of communication.

 

Session 5- June 25-29

Ages 11-13

Legends, Myths, and Monsters

What do dragons, unicorns, big foot, and sea serpents have in common with real animals? This week we will learn about mythical beasts, folklore, and legends that have inspired the imagination for thousands of years, and we will create our very own mythological creature with a natural history all its own!

 

Session 6- July 2-6 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 5-7

Animal Outlaws

Are snakes slimy?  Do vultures really circle over an animal waiting for it to die?  We’ll explore the origins of bad reputations and uncover the truth about misunderstood creatures. 

 

Session 7- July 9-13 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 5-7

Now You See Me

Are you a master of disguise? Wild animals depend on their ability to blend-in in order to survive. We’ll learn about the signs that animals leave behind and how to find creatures hidden in plain sight.

 

Session 8- July 16-20 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 8-10

Zoo-ology: The Inner Workings of the Baton Rouge Zoo

Did you know that it takes way more than just a shovel, a hose, and some food to keep our animals happy? Come explore some behind the scenes areas of the Baton Rouge Zoo and learn about the funny, cute, and sometimes just plain icky aspects of working in a zoo!

 

Session 9- July 23-27 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 8-10

Nature Detective

Be a nature sleuth! Come use your investigative skills to find clues and tracks that lead to the scene of all of the animal action. We will use magnifying glasses, binoculars, and our own imaginations to find what’s hidden in nature!

 

Session 10- July 30-Aug 3 (SOLD OUT)

Ages 5-7

That’s a Wrap

Snuggled up in a warm fur coat or hidden inside a rock hard shell, we’ll explore the wild world of wildlife wraps in this exciting week of camp!

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