K-6th Grade Camps

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1st-6th Grade – Family classes

Looking for an educational and fun experience the whole family can enjoy together? Our family class is made for you! These 3-hour Saturday classes are designed for families of at least one adult and one child, 1st – 6th grade. Each day will have a specific theme and each class will include an animal encounter, activities and/or games and a guided tour through part of the zoo to enjoy together as a family! Each class in a series is independent but also fits into a larger theme. Join us for one or all four!

This spring our family classes will focus on animal enrichment. Enrichment helps satisfy both the physical and psychological needs of animals and changes throughout their day or week. Each class will focus on a different type of enrichment and will include the chance to see some enrichments in action in the zoo!


Family Class

$75 per adult and child pair
$25 per additional family member
*No more than two children per adult, and no more than two adults per child

Saturday, Jan. 12: Manipulative Enrichment
9 am – 12 pm

Animals like to play with toys just like we do! This class will focus on toy and manipulative-based enrichments animals here at the zoo or at your home enjoy!

Saturday, Feb. 23: Food Enrichment
9 am – 12 pm

Humans usually love to eat, and most animals are the same way! Join us as we learn about food enrichments here at the zoo and watch the animals enjoy some delicious snacks!

Saturday, Mar. 9: Social, Behavioral and Training
9 am – 12 pm

We hope you will make some new friends during our family classes, human and otherwise. This class will focus on social enrichment for animals through interactions with other animals and species, as well as zookeepers and visitors!

Saturday, Apr. 13: Sensory Enrichment
9 am – 12 pm

Some animals have a great sense of smell while others have amazing hearing. In turn, they benefit from exploring new smells, sounds and sights. This week we will watch animals enjoy some sensory enrichments and even test our own senses together!


Register for family classes



1st-6th Grade – Three-Day Camps

Winter and fall at the zoo are unlike any other time of year! Whether you love our summer camp or are new to the zoo and want to try our programs, we hope you will join us for these three-day camps! Campers will explore the zoo, learn about the animals, participate in games and crafts and even get up close and personal with some of our animal ambassadors!

Winter Camp, $145

December 27, 28 & 29
and/or January 2, 3 & 4
10 am to 3 pm daily
*Optional paid after-care available 3 to 4 pm
*Sacramento Zoo Members receive a $10 discount

Primate Pals (December 27-29)
Swing on over to the zoo this winter to become an expert primatologist! We will learn all about the differences between monkeys, apes and lemurs as well as all the traits that make these animals so special!

What’s for Lunch? (January 2-4)
Omnivores, carnivores and herbivores, oh my! This week we will learn about all these and more! Take a close-up look at animal teeth, investigate some animal diets and even figure out what a frugivore eats. Come on down to the zoo-just don’t forget to eat breakfast first! These meals are only for the animals.

Register for winter camp


Fall Camp

Fall Camp 2018 Registration Closed



K-6th Grade – Summer Camps

Zoo camp is meant to be a fun experience and should never feel like school. We also feel that providing this fun and exciting atmosphere gives us a unique opportunity to reach kids and inspire them to care about wildlife, wild spaces and to act to protect them.

2018 Camp Schedule

Dates and details will be posted early 2019.

Half-day Camps, $165

Half day camps are Monday – Friday, 9 am to noon and are designed for students entering the indicated grade in the fall.

Kindergarten (Red) 
1st – 2nd Grade (Yellow)

Full-day Camps, $275*

*Specialty classes may have an added cost

Full-day camps are Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm and are designed for students entering the indicated grades in the fall.

1st – 2nd Grade (Green)
3rd – 4th Grade (Blue)

5th – 6th Grade (Purple)
7th – 9th Grade (Silver)

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