Camps

WILD-ly Fun Summer Camps

Explore the Zoo like never before! Get nose-to-horn with a majestic Indian Rhino or hand-to-fin with playful stingrays. Learn from professionals what it takes to become a zoo keeper, veterinarian or animal trainer. Or test your wildlife photography skills with the coolest animal subjects. Get ready to experience VIP access, up-close animal encounters and soaking splashes on our all-new water adventure, Roaring Springs.

The fun is non-stop! Book now, space is limited.

Summer camps are ALL-INCLUSIVE! Each camper will receive:

  • Lunch each day of camp
  • T-shirt and lanyard to be worn each day of camp
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Zoo backpack
  • Commemorative photo
  • Before & aftercare
  • A complimentary ticket to visit the Zoo on another summer day


Schedules vary depending on the grade level, instructor, and weekly theme.

Important Information

  • Camps are for children currently completed in grades K-8.
  • Camp days are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Free extended care from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Camps for 4th - 8th grade comes with a sleepover at the end of the camp week.

Need more information? Contact our Education Office Manager at 813-935-8552 ext. 268 or Jamie.elkington@ZooTampa.org.

Creative Kids

Creative Kids

June 11-15 SOLD OUT
July 23-27 SOLD OUT
Go green while you let your imagination run WILD at this earth-friendly art camp. Turn trash into treasure creating your very own masterpieces, and meet native Florida animals you are helping along the way!

Dr. Zoo-Littles

Dr. Zoo-Littles

June 18-23 SOLD OUT
July 9-13 SOLD OUT
July 16-20 SOLD OUT
Taking care of animals is a big job… are you up for the challenge?  From zookeepers to veterinarians, and everyone in between, it takes a lot of people to keep the animals healthy and happy. Find out just what it takes for you to become a Dr. Zoo-little!

Zoo-vivor

Zoo-vivor

June 25-29 SOLD OUT
Are you ready to “Zoo-vive” the best week of camp ever? Learn how animals adapt to their habitats- How do polar bears battle the cold and snow? How do spiders catch food that is the same size as they are? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Then complete survival challenges to see how much of a Zoo-vivor you have become!

Beastly Builders

Beastly Builders

July 9-13 SOLD OUT
Ever wonder how we make a Zoo habitat, or how an animal builds their own home? Learn what is needed and how animals create a safe place to live in nature, then put your newfound skills to the test while designing your own animal abode!