Zooper Day Camp


Our most popular camp, Zooper Day Camp offers 2 exciting themes each summer! Children ages 4-6 are eligible for the half-day session and children ages 5-9 are eligible for full-day. Camp themes do not have to occur in a specific order, however campers are limited to only one week of each theme. Check out summer 2018 themes below!

Animal Scientists: Are you a curious kid? Do you have a love for nature and a thirst for information? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then we want you to join us! Learn tricks of the trade and practice skills necessary to be an animal scientist in the wild or your own backyard.

Eco-Explorers: Travel the world without ever leaving the zoo! Learn about a few of the many bioclimatic zones on our planet and the animals and plants that have adapted to their unique features. Throughout the week campers will explore the zoo, engage in hands-on activities and play fun and educational games!



2018 summer camp schedule

zooper day camp

Full-Day Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 5-9 years
Weekly Fee: $360

full-day Registration

child petting a goat

Half-Day Sessions
Time: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 4-6 years
Weekly Fee: $245

half-day Registration

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

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

Read the FAQ & Safety Policies

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. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

For 2018 summer camps, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications approximately every 3 weeks until June 1 or when the majority of available funds have been awarded. After June 1, awards will be offered as new funds become available.

If we are unable to offer a scholarship during the initial review process, we will continue to consider your application for the remainder of 2018. Please understand that even if your application is accepted, Woodland Park Zoo is not always able to award the full requested scholarship amount and we may contact you with a partial scholarship offer. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to guarantee scholarships for all eligible families.

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. The registration office is typically staffed from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.