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Zoo Mini Camp


Now there’s a new option for those single days when school is out of session during the school year! Join us this year for one of our brand new Zoo Mini Camps! Based on our popular Summer, Spring Break, and Winter Break Zoo Camp Programs, each Mini Camp will be based on a different theme and will offer an opportunity for animal encounters, crafts, and games.

Registration for 2020-2021 Mini Camps will open in September 2020.

Zoo Mini Camp Themes – Spring 2020

March 20th – Hide and Seek – CANCELED

Ready or not, here we come! Come with us as we immerse ourselves in the topic of animal camouflage. Animals blend in with their surroundings to hide from predators or to sneak up on unsuspecting prey. See how well you can hide or seek in this camouflage adventure!

April 27th – Sensory Safari – CANCELED

How well does a tiger smell? Or how do giraffes see? Test out your own senses and compare how our animals see, hear, and smell the world. We’ll explore animal senses today on our own sensory safari!

Zoo Mini Camp Details

  • Fee: $70 – Henry Vilas Zoo Members at the Family level or above receive a 10% discount
  • Camps are geared toward students in 1st-4th grade.
  • Hours: drop off is between 8:00 – 8:30 am, camp activities are from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, optional aftercare available from 3:30 -5:00 pm for an additional $8 per day.
  • Each day includes: a science challenge, thematic games and activities, and of course an up-close animal encounter!
  • Lunch and snack are not provided. Please pack your own lunch and a snack that does not need refrigeration.

Check back in September 2020 for Registration for 2020-2021 Zoo Mini Camps.

Questions about Zoo Camp? 

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