Pittsburgh Zoo Camp

Zoo Camp

Welcome to 2018 Animal Adventures Summer Zoo Camp! We have many exciting things planned for this summer. Program themes are designed to be fun, engaging, and age-appropriate for each group.

Members:

Please sign in before entering your camper's name. When registering online, please be sure to sign in with the email address and password that is associated with your membership to receive the discounted rate in your cart. You are recognized as a member by your email address, not by your member number or discount code.

To update your membership information prior to registering online, please contact membership@pittsburghzoo.org.


Program questions? Contact learn@pittsburghzoo.org or 412-365-2528.

Policies & Participation Form (ages 4-13 only)

Mail-In Registration
Please print out, complete and mail to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
ATTN:  Zoo Camp
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206



Important:  Please check your calendars prior to registering and choose your dates carefully!  Requests for camp switches are not guaranteed and cannot always be accommodated.  For cancellations, we retain a 20% fee if the cancellation is made at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the session.  There are no refunds for cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session. 

Zoo Camp Programs

Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting Zoo Camp programs designed just for toddlers. Young campers will meet animals and make wildlife-themed crafts while they learn about nature through songs and stories. Class fees include one child, one accompanying adult, and Zoo general admission for both.  Due to classroom space, only one additional, pre-registered adult per child may attend.  Please note the age requirements for each class as only registered children of the appropriate age will be admitted. We ask that you do not bring younger children or infants to Cub Club or Zoo Tot programs and only register for one session of each topic.
 

Cub Club

For 2-year-olds with an accompanying adult.
Class Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Fee per class: Members $14; Non-members $20
$8 per additional adult or child

Big & Small
Learn about animals of all sizes, big and small!
Every Tuesday from June 12 - August 14. Please choose one date only.
The following dates are sold out:  June 12, June 19, July 10

Down On the Farm
Discover the animals that live on a farm.
Every Thursday from June 14 - August 16. Please choose one date only.

Cub Club Registration
 

Zoo Tots

For 3-year-olds with an accompanying adult.
Class Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Fee per class: Members $14; Non-members $20
$8 per additional adult or child

Heads & Tails
Enjoy learning about why both heads and tails are important in the animal world.
Mondays from June 11 - August 13.  Please choose one date only.
The following dates are sold out:  June 11, June 18, June 25

Animal Homes
Animals may not live in a house like we do, but toddlers will discover what animals call home.
Wednesdays from June 13 - August 15, except July 4.  Please choose one date only.
The following dates are sold out:  June 13, June 27,July 11, July 18

Zoo Tots Registration
 
 

Story Time

For infants to 3-year-olds with an accompanying adult.
Class Times: 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
Class Length: 30 minutes
Fee per class: Members $5; Non-members $10
Children under age 2 are free with a paying adult and should not be registered.

Join us on Fridays for story time at the zoo.  Children will hear a story, meet animals, and sing songs during these informal classes.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
by Eric Carle

Please choose only one date and time.
Friday, June 15  both sessions sold out
Friday, June 22  both sessions sold out
Friday, June 29  both sessions sold out

Who Hops?
by Katie Davis

Please choose only one date and time.
Friday, July 6    10:00am - sold out
Friday, July 13  10:00am - sold out
Friday, July 20  10:00am - sold out
Friday, July 27

The View at the Zoo
by Kathleen Long Bostrum

Please choose only one date and time.
Friday, August 3   10:00am - sold out
Friday, August 10  10:00am - sold out
Friday, August 17  10:00am - sold out

Story Time Registration

Amazing Animals - Ages 4 & 5

Campers will be welcomed to the wonderful world of amazing animals through lessons, animal encounters, tours, songs, and crafts. Join us as we explore daily themes that focus on animal movements, patterns, textures, and diets. Only half-day sessions are available for this age group.  Please choose one week only. 

Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee: Members $185; Non-members $215

June 25-29 -  Sold Out!
July 9-13*
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3
August 6-10*
August 13-17
(*Extended Care available on these weeks. See below.)

Amazing Animals Registration
 
 

Dino Days- Ages 4 & 5

They're back! This summer, dinosaurs will be making their way back to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.  Join us on a prehistoric adventure back in time when these giants roamed the Earth.  The dinosaur experience will immerse brave explorers amongst NEW life-sized, realistic dinosaurs!  Dino digs, games and other activities will be sure to make this a dino-mite experience for all dinosaur enthusiasts.  Campers may attend Dino Camp in addition to one week of Zoo Camp. Only half-day sessions are available for this age group.

Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee: Members $110; Non-members $140

Date: July 23-25 - SOLD OUT

Dino Days for 4 & 5 year olds is sold out.  We are no longer taking names for the waiting list.
 

Extended Care
AM - 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 

Weeks available:
June 18-22
July 9-13
August 6-10
(Half-day campers can only register for morning extended care.)

Fee: $10 per session for Members and non-members.

Extended Care AM Registration
 

Wild Destinations

Whether it's a sloth in the South American rainforest, a cheetah in the African savanna, or a polar bear in the Arctic tundra, animals make their homes in some wild places. Explore some of the most unique habitats on Earth and the animals that call them home.  Please choose one week only of either half day or full day camp. Please note, our classes are designed for specific age groups and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all campers, 5-year-olds will not be admitted to classes in this age group.

Half-Day Sessions
Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee: Members $185; Non-members $215

June 25-29
July 9-13* - Sold Out!
July 16-20
July 30-August 3
August 6-10*
August 13-17
(*Extended Care available on these weeks. See below.)

Wild Destinations Half-Day Registration

Full-Day Sessions:
Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: 4:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $265; Non-members $315

June 25-29
July 9-13*
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3
August 6-10* - Sold Out!
August 13-17
(*Extended Care available on these weeks. See below.)

Wild Destinations Full-Day Registration
 

Dino Days- Ages 6 & 7

They're back! This summer, dinosaurs will be making their way back to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Join us on a prehistoric adventure back in time when these giants roamed the Earth. The dinosaur experience will immerse brave explorers amongst NEW life-sized, realistic dinosaurs! Dino digs, games, and other activities will be sure to make this a dino-mite experience for all dinosaur enthusiasts. Campers may attend Dino Camp in addition to one week of Zoo Camp. Only half-day sessions are available. Please note, our classes are designed for specific age groups and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all campers, 5-year-olds will not be admitted to classes in this age group.

Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee: Members $110; Non-members $140

Date: July 23-25

Dino Days for 6 & 7 year olds is sold out.  Please email learn@pittsburghzoo.org to be placed on the waiting list.
 

Extended Care
AM - 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
PM - 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Weeks Available:
June 18-22
July 9-13
August 6-10
(Full-day campers can utilize morning and/or evening extended care. Half-day campers can only register for morning extended care.)

Fee: $10 per session for Members and non-members

Extended Care AM Registration

Extended Care PM Registration

Extended Care AM/PM Registration
 

Families Untamed

Wild animal families unite! Campers will be on location piecing together clues to figure out who belongs with whom in the animal kingdom. Their explorations will take them on an up-close journey of the Zoo's most popular residents.They will search for the traits that make each Zoo resident special, while discovering that very different animals often have a lot in common.  Please choose one week only of either half day or full day camp. 

Half-Day Sessions
Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee: Members $185; Non-members $215

July 9-13* - one space left!
August 6-10*
(*Extended Care available on these weeks. See below.)

Families Untamed Half-Day Registration

Full Day Sessions
Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: 4:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $265; Non-members $315

June 25-29 - Sold Out!
July 9-13*
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3
August 6-10*
August 13-17
(*Extended Care available on these weeks. See below.)

Families Untamed Full-Day Registration
 
 

Dino Days- Ages 8 & 9

They're back! This summer, dinosaurs will be making their way back to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Join us on a prehistoric adventure back in time when these giants roamed the Earth.  he dinosaur experience will immerse brave explorers amongst NEW life-sized, realistic dinosaurs! Dino digs, games and other activities will be sure to make this a dino-mite experience for all dinosaur enthusiasts. Campers may attend Dino Camp in addition to one week of Zoo Camp. Only half-day sessions are available.

Camper Drop-Off:  9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee:  Members $110; Non-members $140

Date: July 23-25

Dino Days Registration - Ages 8 & 9

Extended Care
AM - 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
PM - 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Weeks Available:
June 18-22
July 9-13
August 6-10
(Full-day campers can utilize morning and/or afternoon extended care. Half-day campers can only register for morning extended care.)

Fee:  $10/session; no member discount

Extended Care AM Registration

Extended Care PM Registration

Extended Care AM/PM Registration
 
 


 

Wild by Design

Let's build a zoo! During the week campers will take a closer look at animal designs and adaptations while paying careful attention to what goes into creating wild spaces for animals at the zoo. We will look to nature's blueprint for inspiration as each camper designs and creates an innovative animal exhibit. The week will culminate with campers unveiling and sharing their one-of-a-kind zoo with family and friends.  Please choose one week only.

Full-Day Sessions
Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: 4:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $265; Non-members $315

June 25-29
July 9-13*
July 16-20
July 30-August 3
August 6-10* - Sold Out!
August 13-17
(*Extended Care available on these weeks. See below.)

Wild By Design Full Day Registration
 

Veterinary Camp - Ages 10-13 - SOLD OUT!

If you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, this is the camp is for you! Work alongside zoo vets as they care for our more than 9,000 resident animals. Through tours, demonstrations, and hands-on opportunities, you will discover what veterinary medicine is all about. Checking-in on patients and viewing samples under a microscope are all in a day's work. Space is limited to 20 campers. Only half-day sessions are available.  Campers may attend Vet Camp in addition to one week of Zoo Camp.

Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee: Members $140; Non-members $180

Date: July 23-25

This camp is full. We are no longer taking names for the waiting list.
 
 

Extended Care
AM - 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
PM - 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Weeks Available:
June 18-22
July 9-13
August 6-10
(Full-day campers can utilize morning and/or afternoon extended care.)

Fee: $10 per session for Members and non-members

Extended Care AM Registration

Extended Care PM Registration

Extended Care AM/PM Registration

Photos for Conservation

Explore the conservation issues facing many of the world's most endangered animals while experiencing the excitement of capturing once-in-a-lifetime photographs.  Campers will get closer than ever to their favorite zoo animals while having the opportunity to meet the keepers taking care of them.  Campers will be responsible for providing their own digital camera (no cell phones, please).  A family and friends viewing party will be held on Friday afternoon to highlight the favorite photos of each camper.  In addition, each camper will take home a flash drive containing all of their photographs.  Please choose one week only. 

Full-Day Sessions
Camper Drop-Off: 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: 4:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $265; Non-members $315

June 18-22* - one space left!
June 25-29
July 9-13*
July 16-20
August 6-10* - Sold Out!
(*Extended Care available on these weeks. See below.)

Photos for Conservation Full-Day Registration
 
 

Veterinary Camp - Ages 10-13 - SOLD OUT!

If you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, this camp is for you.  Work alongside zoo vets as they care for our more than 9,000 resident animals.  Through tours, demonstrations, and hands-on opportunities, you will discover what veterinary medicine is all about.  Checking in on patients, sharpening your blow-darting skills, and viewing samples under a microscope are all in a day's work.  Space is limited to 20 campers. Only half-day sessions are available.  Campers may attend Vet Camp in addition to one week of Zoo Camp.

Camper Drop-Off: 9 - 9:15 a.m.
Camper Pick-Up: Noon
Fee: Members $140; Non-members $180

Date: July 23-25

This camp is full. We are no longer taking names for the waiting list.

 

Extended Care
AM - 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
PM - 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Weeks Available:
June 18-22
July 9-13
August 6-10
(Full-day campers can utilize morning and/or afternoon extended care.)

Fee: $10 per session for Members and non-members

Extended Care AM Registration

Extended Care PM Registration

Extended Care AM/PM Registration
 

Outgrew Zoo Camp?

No worries! Check out our programs for teens ages 14 to 17.