Austin Zoo Summer Camps 2023

Thank you for choosing Austin Zoo as a trusted summer camp destination. We are proud to provide you and your child memorable and life-changing experiences. As the only Zoological Association of America accredited zoo in the Austin area, we take seriously this opportunity to connect you and your children with the natural world. Your camper will participate in animal encounters, zoo-based science activities, crafts, active games and keeper chats. To ensure everyone has a good time during camp, campers are grouped by age; a professional educator and naturalist leads each group and instructor to camper ratios are intentionally kept low. Come join us this summer for a roaring good time!
The official camp day will begin at 9:30 AM and run until 4 PM Monday through Friday.
Each camp registration will include a free Zoo Camp t-shirt. Additional shirts are available for purchase for $10.00 each.

Read our Austin Zoo Summer Camp Pamphlet for more info.

Download Flyer PDF



Zoo Members, Registration opens January 30th: $350 per week
To receive the membership rate for summer camp,
both the parent registering and the child being registered MUST be listed on the zoo membership.
Register early and take advantage of our Early Bird pricing, February 6th – February 28th: $365 per week
Registration March 1st and beyond: $400 per week
Additional t-shirt (optional): $10


Our Summer Camps


Calling all Zoolympians! We are holding our annual Zoolympics right here at the Austin Zoo. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to witness these amazing feats of nature. Campers will compete in fun activities, all while learning about animals with extreme adaptations that make them true Zoolympians!
June 5th – 9th: Ages 6-8 FULL
June 12th – 16th: Ages 6-8 FULL
June 19th – June 23rd: Ages 6-8 FULL


Backyard Biologists

Texas is a HUGE state! It’s so big that scientists have found that there are SEVEN different natural regions across the Lone Star state. These natural regions have their own characteristics and their own diverse wildlife. In this camp, campers will go on an adventure to each of these regions. They will learn all about the different animals and plants they might find there and what they can do to protect them. By the end of week, they will all be real Backyard Biologists deep in the heart of Texas!
June 26th – June 30th: Ages 7-9  FULL
July 3rd – July 7th: Ages 7-9
July 10th – July 14th: Ages 7-9  FULL


Warriors for Wildlife

Calling all Warriors for Wildlife! There are forces threatening our animals, our ecosystems – our ENTIRE planet, and we need YOUR help! In this weeklong journey, campers will explore different areas around the world, learning about conservation issues and how they can lend
a hand. Through activities and encounters, campers will become great Warriors for Wildlife!
July 17th – July 21st: Ages 9-12 FULL
July 24th – July 28th: Ages 9-12

 If I Built a Zoo 

Calling all future zookeepers! Do you know what it takes to run a zoo? Join us as we explore the Austin Zoo to learn all about why zoos are so important, what it’s like to work at a zoo, and how to design your own zoo!
July 31st – August 4th: Ages 7-11 FULL
August 7th – August 11th: Ages 7-11  FULL