Caldwell Zoo Day Camps

Caldwell Zoo summer camps are age-appropriate ed-ventures filled with lots of zoo fun.  Activities include animal information, time on zoo grounds, art activities, stories, games, songs and close encounters with touchable small animals.  A morning snack and drink will be furnished.

All camps require advance registration and payment.  Registrations cannot be accepted by phone.

1/2 day camps (9:00 a.m. - noon)         ZooMembers:    $75

                                                                      Non-members:   $90

full day camps (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)  ZooMembers:   $115

                                                                       Non-members:  $140


Animal Tales  This camp is full of tall tales.                                                             June 8-12  9:00 a.m. - noon

Color Me Zoo  Every color of the rainbow is at Caldwell  Zoo.                              June 15-19  9:00 a.m. - noon

Take Me Home  Check out animal homes.                                                                 July 6-10  9:00 a.m. - noon

The Tall and the Small  It's a zoo full of opposites.                                             August 3-7  9:00 a.m. - noon


I Can Fly!  Whether the soar or flutter, we'll check out the winged wonders.    June 15-19  9:00 a.m. - noon

Home, Sweet Home  Find out where animals call home, sweet home.                July 13-17  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ***

Crafty Critters  Some animals are quite crafty.  You can be, too.                          July 27-31  9:00 a.m. - noon

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!  Come meet the big boys (and girls).            August 3-7  9:00 a.m. - noon


What's Cookin'?  We'll cook up some eats for the animals--and ourselves.      June 22-26  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.***

Hurray for Habitats!  Take a look at some of the multitude of animal habitats.  July 6-10  9:00 a.m. - noon

Outdoor Explorers  Come explore the outdoors on Caldwell Zoo's 250 acres.   July 13-17  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.***

If I Ran the Zoo  Find out what goes on at the zoo.                                                  July 27-31  9:00 a.m. - noon


Zoo Design  Be a zoo architect and create your own zoo.                                     June 22-26  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.***

Critter Careers  Investigate wildlife career possibilities AND spend the night at the zoo.                                                                                                                     Monday July 20 - Wednesday July 22  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.*** and Thursday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. - Friday, July 24, 8:00 a.m.                                                    ZooMembers:  $140   Non-members:  $165


Zoo-niversity  This three-day, two-night camp is for teens entering the ninth through twelfth grades.  Zoo-niversity is an opportunity to work alongside the zoo's professional zookeeping staff.  This camp will convince you that dirty jobs really can be the most fun.  Register early as we can only accept a few campers for our Zoo-niversity.                                                                                                    Monday, June 29, 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, July 1, 4:00 p.m.

***Campers need to bring a sack lunch each day of camp.

Questions, please call 903-593-0121 X228 or 229                                           


To register for any education classes or camps, just download a registration form (in Acrobat/PDF format) and mail it to us along with your check.

Caldwell Zoo Education
P.O. Box 4785
Tyler, TX 75712