Columbus Day Zoo Camp

Columbus Day Zoo Camp

October 13, 2014

A Day of Discovery

Animal and nature lovers in preK–4th grade embarked on an exploration of Lincoln Park Zoo during their day off from school! The zoo’s first-ever Columbus Day Zoo Camp offered exciting learning opportunities focused on animal diversity, environmental conservation and the ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and protects them in the wild. The camp’s theme—“Animal Underdogs”—took a closer look at the not-so-cute critters at the zoo like goblin-eyed pied tamarins and coldblooded naked mole rats. Kids discovered how these “monsters” are really marvels of the natural world.

Looking for camp for fifth–eighth graders? Please email the zoo’s Camp Coordinator at and let us know. We are considering offering programs for this age group and would like to contact you in the future!

Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Camp Staff

Each camp group is lead by a camp instructor. These professionals have extensive experience working with children and a demonstrated commitment to connecting children to the natural world. Camp instructors facilitate all educational components of the camp day, but groups also have the chance to meet zoo staff throughout the week, from veterinarians to zookeepers to scientists. Zoo volunteers will also support each camp group as they travel around the zoo and participate in activities.

For more information please email or call 312-742-2056.