Zoo Camps

Come spend a week at the Zoo!

Zoo Camps

Our summer zoo camps offer a fun educational way to spend your summer. The week-long camps include special animal encounters, crafts, and lots of exciting activities.

  • Art and Animal Class – Do animals have facial features that we describe with words of expression, like happy, sad, puzzled or mad? Co-taught by a Hogle Zoo educator and an Art Access artist, this two-day workshop will allow participants to explore these questions through hands-on scientific inquiry and art-making. Learn More  >>
  • Keeper Camp – Do you dream about animals? Do you think measuring, scrubbing, sweeping and interacting with wild animals are good ways to spend your day? Have you always wanted to be a zookeeper? Well, here is your chance to see if you have what it takes. Come to the Zoo for a hands-on, behind the scenes, fun-filled day. Participants will spend their day with a staff member preparing animal diets, cleaning exhibits and creating enrichment for some of our animals. Participants must submit a current (within three months of camp date) and certified negative TB test two weeks prior to camp. Please download and complete this form. We will provide lunch, a T-shirt and a Keeper-tastic time! Register Online >>
  • The Ultimate Camp Experience – for 2nd & 3rd Graders     A Partner Camp with the Natural History Museum of Utah, Camp Kostopulos, Red Butte Garden, This is the Place, and Utah’s Hogle Zoo.  If you attend only one camp this summer, make it this one! Experience a unique week of camp where each day finds you at a different location participating in a plethora of signature camp activities. At Camp Kostopulos you’ll climb through ropes courses, ride horses, scale rock walls, and fish. At This is the Place Heritage Park you’ll investigate Utah’s history through train rides, panning for gold, and pioneer activities. At Utah’s Hogle Zoo you’ll discover the animal kingdom and study unique animal adaptations. At Red Butte you’ll go on an adventure through the Garden as you explore the world of plants. And at the Natural History Museum of Utah you’ll delve into in a range of science topics from chemistry and physics to earth science and biology. One week has never been so exciting! Register on the Natural History Museum’s website >>

Zoo Camp provides lively lessons about animals and ecosystems throughout the summer. Zoo Day Classes, toddler and preschool classes are offered year-round. Scouts, students and family groups can take classes and even spend the night at the Zoo through our Zoo Snooze programs. Click on the program to learn more!

  • Online Registrations: A confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail once you have registered online for your desired program. If you don’t receive an e-mail confirmation, please check your spam folder. For further questions call (801)584-4562. To register online choose classes from the menu.
  • CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES: After registration is confirmed, Utah’s Hogle Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit, no-substitution policy. If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.
  • NOTICE: Due to various reasons including allergies, known or otherwise, we will NOT be providing snacks during classes and camps this year. Please be sure to send the appropriate number of snacks, a lunch for all day classes and camps as well as a water bottle or drinks for your child. A water fountain is always available and we encourage the use of water bottles.
  • If your child is enrolled in a day class please be sure to send them with a snack and a drink.
  • If they are enrolled in two day classes for the same day they will need 2 snacks, a lunch and 3 drinks.
  • If your child is enrolled in one of our all day camps they will need to bring 2 snacks, a lunch and 3 drinks for each day.
  • There is a water fountain that is always available and we encourage you to send water bottles with your children.