Zoo Camps

Your Zoo’s Education Department offers awesome camps throughout the year involving both fun and learning!

Single Day Camps for July and August

Explore a day of Zoo Camp fun in a small group setting! In July and August, the Zoo will offer single day sessions of popular camp topics for limited numbers of campers. Make crafts, meet animals and explore the Zoo!

All activities will adhere to the Ohio Department of Health Mandatory Guidelines for Youth Day Camps. Here are the highlights of our Safety and Health Precautions:

We will take the following steps to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:

  • Require all staff and campers to take their temperature when reporting and not attend if they have a fever.
  • Staff and volunteers will wear face masks.
  • Campers are required to have a face mask to wear in specific settings.
  • Maximum group size will be 9 campers per 1 staff member.
  • Different rooms will be assigned to each group to maximize distancing.
  • Outside locations will be used whenever possible for all camp activities.
  • Hand washing will be frequent and hand sanitizer will be carried by staff at all times.
  • Individually wrapped snacks will be provided by the Zoo.
  • Campers must bring their own water bottle.

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from July 7 to August 20
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (no extended care available)
Ages: recommended for 5-10 years
Participant Cost: $45 for members; $55 for non-members

ZooMazing Race – July 7, July 22, August 6, August 21
Rainforest Adventure – July 8, July 24, August 11
Cool Cats – July 9, July 28, August 7
Awesome Animals of Australia – July 10, July 23, August 18
Creepy Crawly Animals – July 14, July 29, August 12
Animal All-Stars – July 15, August 4, August 19
Splash Bash! – July 16, July 30, August 13
Animal Giants – July 17, August 5, August 20
Radical Reptiles – July 21, July 31, August 14

Summer Safari Camp 2020

Due to Covid-19, Toledo Zoo has suspended our week-long Safari Camp Program for Summer 2020. Please review the FAQ section below for more information.


Are you offering an alternative program this summer?

Yes, the Zoo is launching a new Summer Kids Club for children to explore and connect with educators online. Once the Zoo opens, activities will also be offered onsite. Registration and more details are available at toledozoo.org/kidsclub.

The Zoo will be offering limited capacity single day camps in the months of July and August. Details and registration are at the top of this page.

Why is registration closed?

Toledo Zoo has suspended all day and week-long camp registrations. The offerings previously listed have been cancelled and registered participants have been contacted with options.

How do we receive a refund for a camp that was previously paid for?

Our Education Department is contacting all current registrants and providing them with options to transfer registration to the Summer Kids Club, donate Camp balance for Toledo Zoo operation costs or receive a refund.

When will I receive my refund?

Our Finance Department is working as quickly as possible to address refunds for Summer Safari Camp. The refund process may take between 5-7 business days. Please contact education@toledozoo.org to inquire about your refund status.

How do I contact you with other questions?

Our Education Department can be reached through email at edcuation@toledozoo.org. A member of this team will respond within two business days.

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