Photos for Conservation | Zoo Camp


For children AGES 12 & 13

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 (non-cell phone) camera. 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.

Students will be introduced to some of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s most fascinating residents. The week will be packed with animal encounters, guided tours behind-the-scenes, exciting classroom lessons, and other fun activities. Program themes are designed to be fun and engaging for each age group. Snacks are generously provided by Giant Eagle. Full day campers are responsible for bringing their own lunches Monday-Thursday. On Friday, a pizza lunch is provided by the Zoo.

All classes are conducted by experienced teachers and college students, each of whom is current with the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History (Childline), and FBI Criminal Background Check. The Zoo cannot be responsible for, or dispense, any medications to campers.

Campers may only attend one week of Photos for Conservation Zoo Camp (dates listed below) in addition to one week of of Vet Camp, either June 29 – July 1 or July 27 – 29.

Please note: We understand that children outside of this age group may want to attend, but we ask that only those of the appropriate age group join us. Our classes and programs are designed specifically for the age group listed.

 Various classes are available. Scroll below to register.

Animal Adventures

Zoo Camp

 For children

AGES 12 & 13

Various dates available. See below.

Drop-Off: 9 a.m.
Pick-Up: 4 p.m.

Teachers meet guardians and campers in the main Zoo parking lot for pick-up and drop-off.


Prices listed are for the full week.

Photos for Conservation

Ages 12 & 13
Full day sessions only.

Register for Photos for Conservation

June 15-19*
June 22-26
July 6-10*
August 3-7*

Extended Care

*Extended care is available on select dates for ages 4-13. Half day campers may only attend morning sessions. Full day campers may attend morning and afternoon sessions, as needed. Please register for the extended care that coincides with your registered camp week. Space is limited.

Cost: $10 per morning or afternoon session.

Morning Extended Care: 7:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Afternoon Extended Care: 4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Extended Care AM Registration

Extended Care PM Registration

Extended Care AM & PM Registration

Members should sign in with their email address and password in the upper right corner of the quantity page (after you click the registration button) to receive the Member discount in their cart. Your Membership must be current at the time of registration. To check your Membership status prior to registering, please call our Membership department at 412-365-2534.

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If multiple dates are available for registration, once you select the registration link you will be able to select other dates available, as well as times, when applicable.

If you continue to experience issues registering for the class or program of your choice, please call our Education Reservations Department at 412-365-2528 or email

Prefer to mail-in your registration? Print out this form and mail to:

Education Reservations
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206