Zooper Day Camp


Our most popular camp, Zooper Day Camp offers two exciting themes each summer! Children ages 4-6 are eligible for half-day camp and children ages 5-9 are eligible for full-day camp. Camp themes do not have to occur in a specific order, however children are limited to only one week of each camp curriculum.

Zooper Camp Themes 

Mystery Animal
A new animal has been discovered in the jungles of Argentina and we need your help! Campers will work together to decipher the daily updates from our researchers in the field and classify the animal based on its characteristics.

My Ultimate Zoo
What kind of trees do grizzly bears like? Do the orangutans have places to climb? Discover what it takes to design a zoo! By engaging in activities, games and crafts, campers will collect resources throughout the week to build their ultimate zoo.


zooper day camp

Half-Day Zooper Camp
Time: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 4-6 years
Weekly Fee: $260

Full-Day Zooper Camp
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 5-9 years
Weekly Fee: $390

All registration buttons link to our online registration system. If you prefer to register by paper, please click here to download a camp registration form that may be returned by email, fax or postal mail. 


Camp Waitlist

If your preferred camp session is full, you may email us to have your child placed on the camp waitlist. Please include your child's name and date of birth as well as your preferred camp session in your message.

If space becomes available, we will contact waitlisted families with an offer and deadline for accepting the open space.

additional INFORMATION


Camp Parent Guide

Please review the Camp Parent 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 Parent 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 & Staff Bios

Find answers to frequently asked questions, details on the zoo's safety policies and Camp Staff bios and photos.

Read the FAQ, Safety Policies & Staff Bios

Changes & Cancellations

Instructions for changing or canceling 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 towards zoo classes or day camp programs. Summer camp scholarship applications are accepted beginning February 1 of each year and throughout the year for school break camps and classes.

If you are interested in a scholarship for the Discoveries Day Camp program, you must apply through the Seattle Children's Theatre.

Scholarship Application



If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact a registration staff member by email or by phone at 206.548.2424 ext 3. If you are unable to reach a staff member by phone, please leave a detailed message and we will make every effort to return your call within 2 business days.