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.
Zoo Mini Camp Themes – Winter/Spring 2020
How similar is taking care of a cat, to taking care of a tiger? Join us as we learn about how to take care of animals, which ones make good pets, and which ones don’t! Do you have what it takes to be a responsible pet owner?
Do you love animals? AZA accredited zoos work hard to save animals every day! Learn how Henry Vilas Zoo participates in the SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction program, protecting animals and the places they call home. Come learn how we can protect orangutans, lions, or penguins from extinction and how you can be an animal hero.
Not all science happens in a laboratory, and sometimes scientists need your help! Step into the shoes of a scientist and participate in real life research that helps us better understand animals and their homes.
We’ll let the animals be our teachers to learn about creature features. Animals have amazing adaptations to help them survive in different situations. Meet some animals one on one, and we’ll have a day at the zoo that’s super fun!
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!
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: $65 members/$70 non-members
- 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.
Questions about Zoo Camp?
Email the Education Department at email@example.com