On-Site Camps

Click the link of the camp you'd like to register your child for. If registering for multiple camps, add each camp to your shopping cart and return to this page.

Akron Zoo member discounts will appear once tickets have been added to your cart. Please make sure to log in and then continue to check out to view your member discount. We do have a new online system and all guests will need to create a new account if they have not done so already after March 1, 2019.


ZooCamp for Ages 6-12

Camp activities include a tour of the zoo, a chance to meet zoo staff and animal keepers, animal encounters, a t-shirt, crafts and activities.

Campers may be signed up for the camp that reflects their age as of the first day of the camp they wish to attend. Children must have completed kindergarten by June 2022 to participate in these camps.

Five Day Camps - Half Day

Half-day camps run 9 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Campers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and a snack if they so desire. Before-care is available 8 - 9 a.m. ONLY.

  • Akron Zoo Members: $140
  • Non-Members: $160

If I Could Talk to the Animals

Animals communicate in many different ways: body language, dancing, singing, howling and even stinky smells! Join us in learning about how animals communicate with each other, and how keepers and vets can interpret these communications to help us better relate to our animals.

June 13 - 17, 9 a.m. - Noon

  • 6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT
  • 9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT

June 13 - 17, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • 6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT
  • 9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT

Zoo Scientists

Animals inspire scientists and engineers to discover and create amazing things! Join us as we become zoo scientists, forming hypotheses, performing experiments and exploring products and technologies that were inspired by plants and animals. This week we will focus on experiments, science and biomimicry.

July 11 - 15, 9 a.m. - Noon

  • 6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT

July 11 - 15, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • 6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT

Amazing Animals

A tenrec is related to an elephant?! How can that be? Join us as we learn about the origins and ancestry of a wide variety of animals. This week we will learn about the animals of the past, how they relate to the animals we know and love today and how we are working to keep them around in the future!

August 8 - 12, 9 a.m. - Noon

  • 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT

August 8 - 12, 1 - 4 p.m.

  • 6 – 8 year olds - SOLD OUT

Five Day Camps - Full Day

Full-day camps run 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a reusable water bottle and a packed lunch, as well as a snack if they so desire. Meal deals will NOT be available through the zoo's café. Before-care is available 8 - 9 a.m. ONLY.

  • Akron Zoo Members: $200
  • Non-Members: $225

Amazing Animals

A tenrec is related to an elephant?! How can that be? Join us as we learn about the origins and ancestry of a wide variety of animals. This week we will learn about the animals of the past, how they relate to the animals we know and love today and how we are working to keep them around in the future!

June 20 - 24

  • 6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT
  • 9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT

August 8 - 12

  • 9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT

Color Me Wild

Animals come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Learn about animals using their coloration and meet colorful creatures while making some beautiful colors of your own!

June 27 - July 1

  • 6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT
  • 9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT

July 18 - 22

  • 6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT
  • 9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT

Zoo Scientists

Animals inspire scientists and engineers to discover and create amazing things! Join us as we become zoo scientists, forming hypotheses, performing experiments and exploring products and technologies that were inspired by plants and animals. This week we will focus on experiments, science and biomimicry.

July 11 - 15

  • 9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT

Weird and Wonderful

Can you drink through your nose, breathe through your skin or taste with your feet? This week, discover some of the weird things animals do to get what they need.

July 25 - 29

If I Could Talk to the Animals

Animals communicate in many different ways: body language, dancing, singing, howling and even stinky smells! Join us in learning about how animals communicate with each other, and how keepers and vets can interpret these communications to help us better relate to our animals.

August 1 - 5
6 – 8-year-olds - SOLD OUT
9 – 12-year-olds - SOLD OUT


One Day Family Camp

Families, ages 3 years and older
9 a.m. - noon

  • Akron Zoo Members: $35 per person
  • Non-Members: $45 per person

Join our Family Camp to explore the zoo in a new way as a family. Investigate animals up close and discover what you can do at home to help native wildlife. All participating family members must register for the program.

  • July 6 - SOLD OUT
  • July 7 - SOLD OUT
  • July 8 - SOLD OUT

Junior Zookeeper

Teens ages 13 to 16
Mondays, 9 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4 p.m.

  • Akron Zoo Members: $75
  • Non-Members: $100

Limit 3 participants per session

Does your teen dream of being a zookeeper or working with animals? Join us for this special opportunity to work side by side with the Akron Zoo's keepers! Experience what a zookeeper does each and every day: making diets, feeding animals, creating enriching toys, animal training and even exploring behind the scenes! For safety reasons, proper attire and closed-toed shoes MUST be worn. Don't miss this opportunity to become a Junior Zookeeper during this amazing teen experience!

  • June 13 - SOLD OUT
  • June 20 - SOLD OUT
  • June 27 - SOLD OUT
  • July 11 - SOLD OUT
  • July 18 - SOLD OUT
  • July 25 - SOLD OUT
  • August 1 - SOLD OUT
  • August 8 - SOLD OUT