Zoo University

Camp for teens and pre-teens ages 10-14.



In Zoo U, children ages 10-12 and 12-14 study more advanced subjects while playing exciting, topic-based games and making new friends at the zoo. Children may attend one week of each Zoo U curriculum for a maximum of two weeks of summer camp. Check out summer 2018 themes below! 

Blood and Guts: Jump into the world of animal anatomy by studying body parts and systems of mammals, birds and reptiles. Then, use this knowledge to get creative! Create a new animal species with physical adaptations to live in your favorite habitat. Please note that dissections are not included in this curriculum.

Animal Ecology: Junior naturalists unite! Explore how an animal's natural history and ecology impacts their management and care at the zoo. Campers will also develop and hone their observational skills by studying animals and exhibits throughout the week. 


Online registration for Summer 2019 sessions will be available beginning February 1

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.

At this time, all 2018 summer camp scholarships have been awarded. Although we will continue to accept applications for all weeks of summer camp, we are unable to guarantee if or when new funds may become available.

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.