2020 Summer Camps Have Been Canceled

It is with great sadness we announce that the summer camps scheduled in 2020 have been canceled. This was a very difficult decision to make but was done in order to preserve the zoo you know and love. We understand this is a challenging time for your families and this only adds to the disappointments you may face.

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Thank you for caring for animals as much as we do and for being part of our zoo community. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the zoo when it is safe to do so.

Your support is more important than ever to keep our vital work going. Please consider giving to the Woodland Park Zoo Relief Fund.


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Woodland Park Zoo Camps inspire children to make conservation a priority in their lives by advancing their STEAM skills, building connections to nature, and exploring the animals of our world.

Woodland Park Zoo offers school-year break camps and summer camp. Camp dates follow Seattle Public Schools' calendar.

Camps are divided into tiers by camper age. Each tier offers developmentally appropriate curricula that support Next Generation Science Standards. Curricula themes are centered around the zoo's mission to save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.


Camp Waitlist


If your preferred camp session is full, you may register online for our camp waitlist. If space becomes available, we will contact waitlisted families with an offer and deadline for accepting the open space.

Please double check your confirmation, if you have registered for a waitlist we will contact you if we have an opening to finish your registration.

additional INFORMATION


Camp Guide

Please review the Camp Guide prior to the start of camp. This guide includes important guidelines as well as a chart with drop-off and pick-up locations for each camp.

Read the Camp Guide

Extended Day Program

The zoo offers an Extended Day program for the convenience of parents and caretakers. Afternoon Extended Day is available year-round, and both morning and afternoon Extended Day are offered in summer.

Find out more about Extended Day

FAQ & Safety Policies

Find answers to frequently asked questions and details on the zoo's safety policies.

Read the FAQ and Safety Policies

Changes & Cancellations

Instructions for changing or cancelling camp sessions and details on the zoo's refund policy.

Read the zoo's Cancellation Policy



Classes & Camps Scholarships

Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to provide limited scholarship opportunities for eligible families toward zoo classes or camp programs. Scholarship forms for Woodland Park Zoo Summer Camps are accepted starting January 1. These applications will be reviewed together and awards sent out in early February. All forms received after February 1 are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Scholarship Application   Scholarship Letter



If you have additional questions or need assistance regarding camp offerings, please contact our registration office by email or by calling 206.548.2424 ext 3. Email is recommended so that we may track your request more accurately.

The zoo is temporarily closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
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