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Thanksgiving & Winter Camp Registration Now Open!

Thanksgiving & Winter Camp Registration Now Open!

The Dallas Zoo’s popular Thanksgiving and Winter Camps are now open for registration exclusively to Dallas Zoo Members!

Learn details about all of the camp below and register today!


Wild Adventures Thanksgiving Camp

Single-Day Camps Nov. 19-21

The world is a wild place! In these single-day camps, PreK through fifth grade students will learn all about how animals have adapted to thrive in their environments. Each day, campers will explore a new area of the Zoo and participate in animal-themed craft projects.

Nov. 19 – Animal Extremes: Strength and Stalking 

From sharp claws and teeth to highly developed senses, discover what makes predators uniquely skilled to hunt their prey.

PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Nov. 20 – Animal Extremes: Camouflage 

Now you see me, now you don’t! Explore animals that have mastered the art of camouflage to blend in with their environments.

PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Nov. 21 – Animal Extremes: Intelligence 

Animal brainiacs – learn about animals that use their wits to outsmart the world around them.

PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

All Thanksgiving camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature: educational tours, games, arts and crafts, up-close animal encounters, and more. Please register your camper in their 2018-19 school-year grade-level.

BeforeCamp and AfterCamp care is available every camp day. BeforeCamp runs from 8-9 a.m. at $5/child each day. AfterCamp runs from 3-6 p.m. at $10/child each day.


Wild Adventures Winter Camp

Single-Day Camps from Dec. 26-28 and Dec. 31-Jan. 4

Temperatures are down, so let’s get moving! From slithering snakes to chomping chimpanzees, campers will explore the different ways animals move during these single-day camps for students PreK through fifth grade. Each day will focus on a different animal movement or behavior, including:

Dec. 26 – Animals in Action: Slither and Crawl 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Dec. 27 – Animals in Action: Climb and Swing 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Dec. 28 – Animals in Action: Chomp and Chew 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Dec. 31 – Animals in Action: Grooming 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Jan. 1 – Animals in Action: Hide and Seek 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Jan. 2 – Animals in Action: Flap and Dig 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Jan. 3 – Animals in Action: Running and Stomping 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

Jan. 4 – Animals in Action: Hop and Glide 
PREK
K-1
2-3
4-5

 

All winter camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature: educational tours, games, arts and crafts, up-close animal encounters, and more. Please register your camper in their 2018-19 school-year grade-level.

BeforeCamp and AfterCamp care is available every camp day. BeforeCamp runs from 8-9 a.m. at $5/child each day. AfterCamp runs from 3-6 p.m. at $10/child each day.


General Scheduling Information
A multi-camp discount is available for those registering for multiple camps. Registrations must be completed as a single transaction to receive 5% discount.

We strictly enforce grade level requirements. Campers enrolled in the wrong grade level will be given the opportunity to transfer into the appropriate grade level camp, or be placed on the wait list if the appropriate camp is sold out. Refunds will not be given for campers enrolled in the wrong grade level.

Toilet Training
All camp participants must be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom). Our definition of toilet trained means that the child is not wearing pull-ups and is able to manage his/her own clothing by him/herself.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All camp sales are final. No refunds will be given for cancelled camp reservation or withdrawals. A program credit may be issued based on circumstance. The credit may be used for any education program or camp at the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Credit will not be issued for cancellations made within 48 hours of your scheduled enrollment or for no-show participants. All programs will take place rain or shine. The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserve the right to cancel or change any program for reasons we deem appropriate. In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.


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