Spring Break Camp
Spring Break Camp 2014
March 24–28, April 7–11 (canceled), April 14–18 and April 21–25 (canceled)
Spend Spring Break at Lincoln Park Zoo
Join us on a spring break safari to Africa! We’ll discover the ins and outs of habitats across Africa and get to know more about the critters that call these environs home.
Spring Break Camp offers exciting learning opportunities for animal and nature lovers in preK–4th grade. Each camp group will explore the zoo and participate in a variety of activities. Activities will focus on animal diversity, environmental conservation and the ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
There will be two weeks of Spring Break Camp with sessions starting March 24 and April 14. The programs offered each week will be identical, so each camper can only attend one week.
If you're a Lincoln Park Zoo member, have your current Lincoln Park Zoo member ID number handy to receive your 15 percent discount.
Active Lincoln Park Zoo members at any level receive a 15 percent discount on registration. Become a member today!
Full-Day Programs (first–fourth graders)
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$310/week ($265/week for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Half-Day Programs (preK–K)
(PreK campers must be at least four years old at the time of Spring Break Camp.)
Morning Session: 9–11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30–3 p.m.
$155/week ($130/week for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Experience the wild side of Africa by crawling through a life-size termite mound, smelling an aardvark and meeting a cockroach! Kids will have a blast learning about some of their favorite African animals at the zoo!
Grab your safari gear—we’re going to Africa! Join us for this all-day exploration of African habitats, from savanna to jungle to desert. We’ll discover how each habitat provides a perfect home for unique African animals, such as giraffes and hippos.
Scientists on Safari
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists travel to Africa every year to study animals in the wild. Learn about field research projects that focus on everything from rhino poop to chimpanzee termite fishing. Then step into a field scientist’s shoes by conducting your own animal-behavior study!
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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.
We provide healthy snacks to campers each day. Possible snacks include fresh fruit, veggies and crackers.
Looking Back on Spring Break Safari
Spring Break Safari Slideshow