Summer Camps at the Zoo
Shay Hill

Kiddos are about to be out of school but that doesn't mean the learning has to stop. The Abilene Zoo is registering now for their annual summer camp classes.

The classes are for Pre-schoolers up to 7th grade and start as early as June 11th.

Classes cover learning about animals (for the little ones), learning how the zoo works, learning about animals that hunt, how animals disguise themselves, native Texas animals, and more.

The classes are week long, usually from 9 am - 3 pm and there are a variety of subjects to choose from in each age group. It sounds like lots of fun but classes are filling fast and some are already closed. Be sure to check the zoo website for expanded classes and after camp care.

Ages 5 to 7th grade all classes are

  • daily
  • 9 am - 3 pm
  • $145 for members/ $160 for non-members for each full week


Pre-School Classes:

  • Ages 3 & 4 (must be potty trained)
  • All Pre-school camps are full

Ages 5 to 5th grade:

  • Party Animal:  August 13-17
  • Creature Camp:  August 20-24

Ages 5 and Entering Kindergarten:

  • Dinosaurs!: June 11-15 or July 23-27
  • Home Sweet Home: June 25-29
  • Feather Frenzy: July 9-13

Entering 1st Grade:

  • Bird Brains: June 18-22 or August 6-10
  • Prehistoric Critters: July 2-6
  • Terrific Texas: July 23-27

 Entering 2nd or 3rd Grade:

  • Jungle Adventures: June 11-15  or July 30-August 3
  • Wild about Texas:  July 2-6
  • Radical Raptors: July 16-20

Entering 4th or 5th Grade:

  • Rainforest Ramble: June 25-29 or August 6-10
  • Texas!: July 9-13
  • Wild Designs: July 16-20

Entering 6th or 7th Grade:

  • Enrichment Engineers: June 18-22
  • Texas!:  July 9-13
  • Junior Zoo Keeper: July 30- August 3

For more information on the classes, prices or age groups please contact the education department at (325) 676-6487 or visit the Abilene Zoo website.

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