Spring & Summer Zoo Camps

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

COVID-19 Modifications:

  • Limited to 20 campers
  • Held in Outdoor Pavilion 
  • Tables prepped for social distancing
  • Staff will mear masks & campers are encouraged to wear masks (these will be required inside any buildings)
  • Animal encounters (see, not touch) 
  • ​Campers will have individual bins of supplies for crafts & activities


Every Zoo Camp offers: 

  • Guided hikes through the Zoo
  • Animal encounters
  • Keeper chats
  • ​Crafts, games, snacks


Spring Zoo Camp

  • Dates: April 5-9
  • Ages: 6-13
  • 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

Summer Zoo Camp

Waiting list available by calling 225-775-3877, Option #5

  • Dates: May 24 - July 30 
  • 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

(Summer Camp Registration open for East Baton Rouge Residents Only on 3/13; open for all other parishes on 3/23)
Please note: you'll need to setup a new username/password. We are utilizing a new system this year. 

Session 1: May 24-28 (SESSION FULL)

Ages 5-7


Pack your bags! Grab your passports! The entire world is only a hop, skip, and jump away for our questing campers. Let us take them on a whirlwind tour of the world as we explore exotic habitats and cultures.


Session 2: May 31-June 4 (SESSION FULL) 

Ages 5-7

Flora and Fauna

There is a great cycle of energy dispersed through the world. From the plants to the animals and back to the plants, all is connected in a constant song and dance that helps to balance nature. Campers will learn how the flora and fauna in an environment depend on each other and influences that can disrupt that balance.


Session 3: June 7-11 (SESSION FULL)

Ages 8-10

We all live downstream

Campers will get to explore aquatic life in oceans, rivers, lakes, and swamps. They’ll learn how all pathway ways lead to the ocean and how important water is to all living beings, including us!


Session 4: June 14-18 (SESSION FULL) 

Ages 8-10

Decoding Nature

Nature is full of covert messages and hidden symbols if you look hard enough. Scratches on trees, scat left on a rock, and intricate vocalizations may all indicate more than meets the eye, or nose, or ear! Campers will learn the clues left by animals that provide the secret language of territory, dominance, coexistence, and resource distribution.


Session 5: June 21-25 (SESSION FULL) 

Ages 11-13

Oh, Behave!

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 aids help animals on their quests for life.

Session 6: June 28-July 2 (SESSION FULL)

Ages 5-7

Amazing Animal Adaptations

What if you were able to fly?  Could you use a prehensile tail? Animals have some amazing abilities, and we’ll find out why by exploring their wonderfully unique adaptations in this week-long adventure.


Session 7: July 5-9 (SESSION FULL)

Ages 5-7

Going 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!

Session 8: July 12-16 (SESSION FULL)

Ages 8-10

Continental Drift

Everybody needs a place to call home, but what makes each continent unique? We’ll take a historical tour through the 7 continents, learning about continental differences (and similarities) between all of the flora and fauna on the planet!


Session 9: July 19-23 (SESSION FULL)

Ages 8-10

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.

Session 10: July 26-30 (SESSION FULL) 

Ages 5-7

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?



PLEASE NOTE: Camp Registration Fees are Non-Refundable.