Camps

Conservation Camp kids at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Fun Day Camps for Chicago Kids

Lincoln Park Zoo camps let pre-k kids to eighth graders enjoy hands-on learning in Chicago's living classroom.

Select the option that’s best for you!

Holiday Camps (preK–fourth graders)
Enjoy a wild adventure at the zoo during your day off from school! School holiday camps feature unique themes and activities that teach kids about the zoo’s animals and wildlife conservation efforts.

Winter Break Camp at Lincoln Park Zoo

Winter Break Camp (preK–fourth graders)
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for young animal and nature lovers. From agile river otters to slow-moving sloths, come explore the wild world of animal locomotion! Sign up for one, two, three or four days.

Spring Break Camp at Lincoln Park Zoo

Spring Break Camp (preK–fourth graders)
Join us on a one-week spring break safari to Africa! We’ll explore the ins and outs of habitats across Africa and get to know more about the critters that call these environs home.

Conservation Camp at Lincoln Park Zoo

Summer Conservation Camp (preK–fourth graders)
Conservation Campers celebrate animal diversity by exploring the zoo, meeting program animals and enjoying wild activities in this immersive one-week experience for 4-year-olds–fourth graders.

Zoo Crew at Lincoln Park Zoo

Summer Zoo Crew (fifth–eighth graders)
Zoo Crew participants work with fifth–eighth grade peers on making a difference in their communities—and the larger world of wildlife—in this two-week camp program.