2019 Baton Rouge Zoo Summer Camp
3601 THOMAS ROAD / BAKER
All Zoo Camp Sessions offer guided hikes through the Zoo, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, keeper chats, crafts, games and snacks.
$130 per child for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$152 per child out-of-parish
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Early drop off 7:30 a.m. / Late pick up 5:30 p.m.
No additional fee Registration fees are non-refundable
Camp Sessions & Dates
SESSION 1: MAKES SENSE TO ME
Campers will embark on an exploration of animal senses. Campers will learn how animals’ senses aid them in survival; finding food, shelter and family.
May 27-31 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 2: WHO’S WHO AT THE ZOO
What makes a mammal a mammal and not a reptile or a bird? We’ll figure out nature’s family tree and find out how animals are classified.
June 3-7 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 3: I’M SO MISUNDERSTOOD!
Are snakes slimy? Do bats really fly into people’s hair? Separate fact from fiction as we explore the myths and realities of our misunderstood creature friends.
June 10-14 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 4: SURVIVOR
How long could you stand living in the arctic tundra or the Gobi Desert? What about dark caves or lush rainforests? Campers will gain a better understanding of animal life in the most extreme conditions.
June 17-21 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 5: GAME TIME
Campers will learn how the zoo keepers keep our animals healthy, happy, and entertained, and will have the chance to create their own enrichment for some of our very lucky residents.
June 24-28 / Ages: 11-13
SESSION 6: SHOW OFFS!
Ever wonder why peacocks have such beautiful tails? Or how animals communicate without ever saying a word? Come find out this week as we observe the colorful peacocks, watch some silly monkeys, and listen to some unusual animal calls.
July 1-5 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 7: FUR, FEATHERS AND SCALES
The animal kingdom is extensive and diverse, and creatures must be built correctly to adapt to their environments. Campers will analyze how various animals depend on their specialized covers and judge the importance of their own.
July 8-12 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 8: CLASS ACT
What makes a turtle a reptile not a bird? Why are mammals covered in fur and not scales? This session will help campers learn how animals are placed into the different classes of Mammal, Reptile, Birds, Amphibians and Fish.
July 15-19 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 9: LET’S EAT
Whether you eat like a bird or enjoy pigging out every now and then, everyone has a favorite food. But are you a predator or a grazer? Or maybe a parasite or a decomposer? Come get your fill and help yourselves to seconds as we check out the animal kingdom’s finest eats.
July 22-26 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 10: ANIMAL ALL-STARS
Can you run faster than a cheetah, jump farther than a kangaroo, or hold your breath longer than an otter? Are you smarter than an owl, or taller than a giraffe? Campers will assess how they stack up when compared to some of nature’s champions.
July 29-Aug. 2 / Ages: 5-7