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.

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

  • Summer 2019 registration is not open yet, but check back here and our social media channels for updates!
  • 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 813-933-8093 or Jamie.elkington@ZooTampa.org.

Creative Kids

Creative Kids

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

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!

Beastly Builders

Beastly Builders

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!