Caldwell Zoo Summer Day Camps

These 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.

½-day camps (9:00 a.m.-noon)

                        ZooMembers:  $70

                        Non-members:  $85

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

                        ZooMembers:  $110

                        Non-members:  $135


4 & 5 year olds

Under the Story Tree  Join us for some zoo-rific animal tales.

            June 2-6                    9:00 a.m.-noon

Under the Story Tree is closed.  We cannot accept any more registrations.

Animal Alphabet  From A to Z, we’ll discover some animal friends.

            June 16-20                9:00 a.m.-noon

Animal Alphabet is closed. We cannot accept any more registrations.

What’s Buggin’ You?  Insects might be tiny, but they’re way cool.

            June 23-27                9:00 a.m.-noon

What's Buggin' You? is closed.  We cannot accept any more registrations.

Animal Babies  Come find out how animal babies grow up.

            July 21-25                 9:00 a.m.-noon

Animal Babies is closed. We cannot accept any more registrations.


6-8 year olds

What’s for Dinner?  Create some snacks for the animals and yourself.

            June 16-20                9:00 a.m.-noon

What's for Dinner? is closed.  We cannot accept any more registrations.

Creature Feature  Get an up-close look at our creatures’ features.

            June 23-27                9:00 a.m.-noon

Creature Feature is closed.  We cannot accept any more registrations.

Dinosaurs!  ‘Nuff said!

            July 7-11                    9:00a.m.-noon

Animals A to Z  From aardvarks to zebras, we’ll discover some amazing critters.

            July 14-18                 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.***

Live to Tell the Tale  Survival is the name of this game.

            July 21-25                 9:00 a.m.-noon


9-11 year olds

We’ve Got Class  Take an up-close look at the classes of animals

            June 9-13                  9:00 a.m.-noon

Myths and Legends  Explore the world of animal myths.

            July 7-11                    9:00 a.m.-noon

Predators!  Check out the carnivores.

            July 14-18                 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.***

Zooper Heroes  Meet Caldwell Zoo’s record setters.

            July 28-August 1      9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.***


12-16 year olds

Yes, We Can!  Make a difference, that is.  We’ll look at what’s going on with endangered species around the world. 

            June 9-13                  9:00 a.m.-noon

Whatcha Doin’?  Did you know animals play?  Join us as we look at animal behavior.

            July 28-August 1      9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.***


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


Zoo-niversity Camp

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.

            June 30-July 2         8:30 a.m. Monday – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday


Non-members: $250


Any questions, please call our Caldwell Zoo Ed-ZOO-cation Teachers

(903) 593-0121 ext. 228 or 229

Or email


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