Children watch the Nutrition Center staff prepare meals for the animals

Zoo Camps

At Lincoln Park Zoo camps, kids in grades preK–8 go wild for nature. Through hands-on activities and visiting the animals, campers uncover all the ways the zoo—and the Earth!—is an amazing place.

As part of our commitment to serving all who want to participate in our programs, scholarships are available for most of our programs.

In-person Camps


Conservation Camp

Rising Grades PreK–5
GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS thursday, february 29

Campers will explore the zoo and learn about animals and how we care for them. They’ll also make new friends and spend time outdoors.

Campers must be at least 4 years old on their first day of camp to attend.

Members at the Safari level and above have access to a camp pre-sale.

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Zoo Crew

Rising Grades 6–8
GENERAL registration opens thursday, february 29

Through team-building and immersive learning, campers entering grades 6–8 in the fall will explore the relationships between animals, humans, and ecosystems.

Zoo Crew sessions are two weeks long and include weekly field trips, conversations with zoo experts, and a Late Stay at the Zoo on the last Wednesday of each session.

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Winter Break Camp

Grades Pre K–5
January 2–5, 2024
Registration opens November 10 at 10 a.m.

Campers chase their curiosity while discovering the awe-inspiring world of wildlife—engaging with the animals, places, and people that make the zoo an amazing place!

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Membership Discount

Active Lincoln Park Zoo members at the Safari level and above receive early registration opportunities for Summer Conservation Camp and Summer Zoo Crew. Active Lincoln Park Zoo members at the Individual level and above receive a 15% discount on all camp registrations. Members also enjoy invitations to exclusive zoo events, free and reduced parking, and discounts on purchases and other youth programs.

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Inclusion at Summer Camp

At Lincoln Park Zoo, we value the inclusion of campers of all abilities. To achieve this, we have an Inclusion Specialist at summer camp who can communicate with families and camp staff to develop accommodations for campers with diverse needs.

Learn about Inclusion


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