Welcome to Camp Zoo 2023: Behind the Scenes!

Registration is open now!


Ever wonder what it’s like to work at the Zoo?

Campers will come behind the scenes with us as we explore a week in the life of caring for our many animals!

Through science experiments, games, hikes throughout our trails and up-close animal encounters, campers will get to learn all about the various jobs at our Zoo, and how our work with the animals goes beyond Zoo grounds and into conservation projects around the world!

Every grade will get the opportunity to explore a unique role at the Zoo that will take them on backstage tours and to places you don’t get to see on a typical Zoo day!

grade levels

Grade levels are determined by the grade your camper is going into for the upcoming school year:

Kindergarten- Zookeepers (Half-day camp)

Explore the daily care of animals at the Zoo, and everything an animal needs to live here!

1/2- Zoologists**

Explore the science behind animal behavior at the Zoo, and how studying animals at the Zoo helps us understand animals in the wild!

3/4- Veterinarians**

Explore the world of animal health and wellness! Learn to develop an animal care plan and see what it’s like to be a vet for animals at the Zoo!

5/6- Conservationists

Practice the science of conservation and see how the Phoenix Zoo helps conservation efforts around the world!


**Due to increased demand, we can offer two groups of 1/2 and 3/4 for each session this summer! These will be noted on registration as “Group A” and “Group B” to ensure that you are in the same group as a friend/family member in camp, be sure to coordinate which group you will sign up for upon registering or note if you have any friends coming to Camp Zoo in the field provided.


We offer eight sessions throughout the summer:

Kindergarten: 8 – 11:30 a.m. 
$189/members, $210/non-members
Special Pricing for 4th of July (No Camp July 4)
$150/members, $170/non-members

Grades 1 – 6: 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
$299/members, $325 non-members
Special Pricing for 4th of July (No Camp July 4)
$240/members, $260 non-members

No aftercare available

Sessions & Tickets

Due to current demand for Camp Zoo, we ask that families limit registration to only one (1) session per summer. Thank you for your cooperation!

Session 1: June 5 – 9  |  Member Tickets  |  General Tickets

Session 2: 6/12 – 6/16  | Member Tickets  |  General Tickets

Session 3: June 19 – 23  | Member Tickets  |  General Tickets

Session 4: June 26 – 30  | Member TicketsGeneral Tickets

Session 5: July 3 – 7 (No Camp 7/4)  | Member Tickets  |  General Tickets

Session 6: July 10 – 14  | Member Tickets  |  General Tickets

Session 7: July 17 – 21  | Member Tickets  |  General Tickets

Session 8: July 24 – 28  |  Member Tickets  |  General Tickets

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