Wild Adventures Camps
The Dallas Zoo and The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park offers exciting interactive programs for children. Programs are designed to engage both mind and body in hands-on, original activities that can be experienced nowhere else. Sign up to start on an unforgettable adventure!
Thanksgiving, Winter and Summer camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Spring Break camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature: tours through the Zoo, outdoor play and activities, themed arts and crafts, and close-up animal encounters.
BeforeCamp (8 – 9 a.m.) and AfterCamp (until 6 p.m.) are available at both the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park for most weeklong and single-day camps for an additional fee.
2018-19 Camp Schedule
Winter Camp: Dec. 26 – 28; Dec. 31 – Jan. 4 (Single Day Camps)
Spring Break: March 11 – 15 (Single Day Camps)
Summer: June 10 – Aug. 9 (Weeklong and Single Day Camps)
Register now for Winter Camps!
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|
|Dec. 27 – Animals in Action: Climb and Swing|
|Dec. 28 – Animals in Action: Chomp and Chew|
|Dec. 31 – Animals in Action: Grooming|
|Jan. 1 – Animals in Action: Hide and Seek|
|Jan. 2 – Animals in Action: Flap and Dig|
|Jan. 3 – Animals in Action: Running and Stomping|
|Jan. 4 – Animals in Action: Hop and Glide|
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
*Registrations must be completed during single registration session.
We strictly enforce grade level requirements. Campers enrolled in the wrong grade level will be removed from the camp without a refund. They will be given the opportunity to enroll in the appropriate grade level camp and placed on the waitlist if the appropriate camp is sold out.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
All camp sales are final. No refunds will be given for cancelled camp reservations or camp 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. 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 reserves 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.
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.
All requests to be placed on the waitlist must be submitted in writing to Education@DallasZoo.com. Phone or in-person requests cannot be accepted. Properly submitted requests will receive an e-mail from Dallas Zoo Education within 48 hours acknowledging receipt. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted directly. Please be aware this may occur as little as 24 hours prior to the first day of camp. If you would like to be removed from a waitlist, please let us know as soon as possible in order to give the opportunity to another camper. Buddy requests cannot be accommodated for waitlisted campers.
The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours. Contact us at Education@DallasZoo.com or 469.554.7300.