Zoo Camps

Adventures at the Zoo all year long!

Zoo Camps

When school is out, things get WILD! Campers will get an amazing animal-filled experience during Zoo Camp here at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Every camp is packed with up-close animal encounters, keeper talks, hands-on activities, games and crafts! We have camps for all seasons!

Zoo Camp lessons are not only fun, but highly educational! Campers will come away with a new love and passion for animals and the natural world. Zoo Camp lessons and activities are age-appropriate and encourage learning through exploration. Every Zoo Camp counselor has a deep passion for wildlife and is well trained in activity facilitation and group management.

Summer Camp


Dates and themes coming soon!

Registration opens Spring 2019

Fall Camp


Creatures of the Night: A Halloween Themed Day Camp

Are you ready for a spooky Zoo adventure?Discover the origins of vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of the night as we meet the animals that these stories were inspired by. The day will include Halloween themed activities, crafts, and animal encounters!

Grades 2-3: October 18, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Grades 4-5: October 19, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Fall Camp


Creatures of Snow

When the days get short and the temperature drops, animals must find a way to survive the winter season. Some may migrate, others hibernate! Come discover how animals have adapted to endure the cold winter season! Campers will spend the day doing hands-on activities, crafts, playing games, and will get up-close animal experiences!

Grades 2-3: December 27, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grades 4-5: January 32019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Tropical Winters

Escape the bitter cold Utah weather with us as we explore regions that stay warm during the winter! Discover tropical rainforests, dry savannas, and hot deserts! Campers will learn how the adaptations of animals differ in warm and cold climates, and how some animals travel long distances to escape the cold! The day will consist of hands-on activities, fun games, crafts, and animal encounters!

Grades 2-3: December 282018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grades 4-5: January 42019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Fall Camp


Spring Break Camp

Dates and themes coming soon!

Zoo Camps 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 Snooz 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.

Thanks to our Zoo Camp Sponsor: