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.

Fall Camp


Creatures of the Night: A Halloween Themed Day Camp – $65 per camp, $55 for members

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 17, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grades 4-5: October 18, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Fall Camp


Creatures of Snow – $65 per camp, $55 for members

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!

January 2nd from 9am – 4pm

Tropical Winters – $65

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!

January 3rd from 9am-4pm


Fall Camp


Spring Day Camps$65 per camp, $55 for members


Grades 2-5

Each day will focus on a different animal topic! Since each day is a standalone topic, you may choose the days that appeal to you and your child’s interests. Attend a few or attend them all! Campers will make crafts, meet animals, and explore the Zoo!

Baby Season! – March 23rd

It’s the cutest season of the year: baby season! The snow is thawing, the weather is getting warmer, and all around baby animals are starting to emerge! Campers will learn about how different animals are born and how they grow up in this fun day camp.

Dangerous Adaptations: – March 24th

Which animal is the most dangerous animal at the Zoo? Is it the fierce tiger, the venomous rattlesnake, or the powerful rhino? Learn what makes some animals so dangerous to both people and other animals in this exciting day camp!

Animal Myths: – March 25th

Can porcupines really shoot their quills?! Can toads give you warts?! Come debunk common animal myths with us during this day camp. Campers will learn about myths surrounding animals, and will learn the truth about them! Meet some of the animals these myths are about and learn for yourself why they are untrue!

Summer Camp


Check back for 2020 Summer Camp Themes and Dates

Zoo Camp Registration Additional Info

  • For Summer Camps: camper must be registered for the camp grade level that they are entering in the fall.
  • For Break Camps: camper must be registered for the camp grade level that they are currently enrolled in.
  • For 1st grade camps: campers may attend both the AM and PM sessions for a full day of camp.
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo members get a discount on Zoo Camps. Provide your membership details in the shopping cart to receive your discount.
  • A confirmation email will be sent once you have registered. For further questions call (801)-584-4562 or email eferguson@hoglezoo.org

An email will be sent out a week prior to the start of camp with details and further instructions.

Cancellation Policy

  • After registration is confirmed, Utah’s Hogle Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit, and no-substitution policy.
  • If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.

Lunch and Snacks

  • Lunches will be supervised from 12pm to 1pm.
  • Campers must bring their own lunch and a reusable water bottle.
  • Please bring 2 snacks, one for the morning and one for the afternoon.
  • During the lunch break, kid-friendly animated movies will be played, with the option to quietly play with toys and color if they do not want to watch the movie.

Thanks to our Zoo Camp Sponsors: