On-Site Camps

Registration begins in March!

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.

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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

Campers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and a snack if they so desire.

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

Ages 6-8 years

Animal Tracks

June 12 – 16, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For scientists studying animals in nature, actually finding the animal is sometimes the hardest task. Campers are introduced to animal tracking and the signs animals leave behind. Become a master tracker and learn how to find the animals wherever you are!

Art Safari

August 7 – 11, 9am -12pm or 1pm - 4pm

Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy ZooCamp twist! – This week is recommended for Campers who love arts & crafts!

Prickly, Poisonous or Pretending

July 10 – 14, 9am -12pm or 1pm - 4pm

From rattling quills to natural toxins, or pretending to be dangerous! Come discover the many ways animals have developed prickly, poisonous and other essential ways to defend themselves.

Ages 9-12 years

Animal Tracks

June 12 – 16, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For scientists studying animals in nature, actually finding the animal is sometimes the hardest task. Campers are introduced to animal tracking and the signs animals leave behind. Become a master tracker and learn how to find the animals wherever you are!


Five Day Camps - Full Day

All Five-Day camps run 9am – 4pm. Campers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle and snack should they need it during the day. Campers are required to bring a packed lunch with them. We will NOT be offering Meal Deals through the Zoo Café.

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

Ages 6-8 years

Art Safari

June 19 – 23, 9am - 4pm

Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy ZooCamp twist! – This week is recommended for Campers who love arts & crafts!

Habitat Happenings

June 26 – 30 AND July 24 – 28, 9am - 4pm

Animals may not have a kitchen, bedroom, or roof over their heads, but they all need a special place to live. From deserts to tropical forests and from oceans to savannahs, find out what’s happenin’ in their hopping habitats. Each day campers will learn about the many types of habitats, from rainforests to dessert, and everything in between.

Prickly, Poisonous or Pretending

July 31 – August 4, 9am - 4pm

From rattling quills to natural toxins, or pretending to be dangerous! Come discover the many ways animals have developed prickly, poisonous and other essential ways to defend themselves.

Ages 9-12 years

Art Safari

June 19 – 23 AND August 7 – 11, 9am - 4pm

Animals have always been celebrated in different forms of art. From paintings to sculpture to dance and music – we’ll explore all forms of art and make some of our own with a messy ZooCamp twist! – This week is recommended for Campers who love arts & crafts!

Habitat Happenings

June 26 – 30 AND July 24 – 28, 9am - 4pm

Animals may not have a kitchen, bedroom, or roof over their heads, but they all need a special place to live. From deserts to tropical forests and from oceans to savannahs, find out what’s happenin’ in their hopping habitats. Each day campers will learn about the many types of habitats, from rainforests to dessert, and everything in between.

Prickly, Poisonous or Pretending

July 10 – 14 AND July 31 – August 4, 9am - 4pm

From rattling quills to natural toxins, or pretending to be dangerous! Come discover the many ways animals have developed prickly, poisonous and other essential ways to defend themselves.


One Day Family Camp

Families, ages 3 years and older: 9 am - 12 pm

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

Explore the zoo in a new way as a family and join a family camp. Investigate animals up close and discover what you can do at home to help our native wildlife.


Junior Keeper Experience

Teens ages 13 to 16

Thursdays: June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10

Limited Space!

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

Ever wonder what it is like to be a zookeeper? This program offers teens the chance to work with our keepers in non-dangerous animal areas. For this special half-day program, join us either in the morning or afternoon getting hands on what Zoo Keepers do. Limit 3 participants per session. For safety reasons, proper attire and closed toed shoes MUST be worn.