ZOO UNIVERSITY (ZOO U)
Zoo U programs are week-long full-day programs designed for students ages 10 to 14. Some sessions are geared for 10-12 year olds and others for 12-14 year olds. Programs run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For an additional fee, extended care is available before and after hours.
We offer two curricula so participants can attend one or two weeks of Zoo U. If selecting two weeks, please be sure children will not be repeating a curricula. Order does not matter.
For more information on our programs check out our Information for Parents and Campers and ZooU Frequently Asked Questions.
Summer 2013 Course Descriptions
Animal Behavior (Ages 10-12 and 12-14): Investigate what motivates animal behavior and how animals “learn” to do these things. Participants will think like scientists as they explore animal behaviors and design their own projects focusing on interesting behaviors in animals from snow leopards to gorillas to humans!
Animals on the Fly (Ages 10-12): Take off with us as we explore the flying animals around the zoo. Through games, observations of zoo animals and experiments, participants will discover what makes flight possible.
NEW! Animal Quest (Ages 12-14):
Head out into the world of a field researcher exploring bird populations, aquatic habitats, and invasive species through geocaching around Seattle. Note: This camp leaves zoo grounds and utilizes public transportation.
Extended Day: Available for all camp programs
Please note there is no extended day offered on Monday mornings.
7100: Mornings Tuesday-Friday, 8-9:00 a.m. - Fee per child: $28 Tuesday-Friday or $8/day
7200: Afternoons Monday-Friday, 4-5:30 p.m. - Fee per child: $50/week or $12/day
For more information on Extended Day click here.
To access online registration, find the program you are interested in and click on the associated online registration link. To register by mail, fax or in person, please click here to download the summer camps registration form. Please note, we do not accept registrations via the phone.
CAMP INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CAMPERS
Registered for camp already and want to know learn more about what to bring, details of camp life, our staff and much much more? Click here for all that information and more.
All registration confirmations are sent via e-mail and will come to you from an address ending in @zoo.org. Please make sure to read your confirmation and all attachments. Please contact us if you do not receive a registration confirmation.
REGISTRATION CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS
Need to make changes to or cancel an existing registration? Call 206.548.2424 or email the Registrar. Changes and cancellations can not be done through our online registration process.
Changes and cancellations are allowed up to two weeks in advance of the program start date.
For more information on payments, cancellations and scholarships click here.
If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional help, please contact the Individual Registration Specialist at 206.548.2424 or email.