Zoo Camp

Summer Camp Registration begins March 1, 2016 - Play and learn outdoors at Audubon Zoo.

If your child is an Audubon Zoo expert, has a passion for animals, or just loves new experiences, then Audubon's Zoo Summer Camp is the perfect fit. Each week campers will get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the internationally acclaimed Audubon Zoo. Along with great hands-on experiences, campers learn about their favorite animals and express their creative side with entertaining arts and crafts. To add to the fun, Cool Zoo Splash Park is now part of our weekly schedule!

Intro to Zoo Camp
Audubon Nature Institute strives to accommodate all interested children. Please understand that our camps are very active, with multiple transitions and sensory changes throughout the day. All campers are expected to follow directions and safety rules. If you have specific concerns, please contact our camp director Charlotte Page at 504-212-5357 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your child’s needs. While we are a traditional camp (not specialized for specific special needs), we welcome all children and do our very best to accommodate every child. Please see our FAQ's for more information.

  • Weekly schedule - TBD
  • Zoo Camp FAQ's
  • Fees: $250.00/week for Members; $295.00/week for Non-members
  • Camp runs from 9 am-3 pm
  • Before care ($7.00 per day) available at 7:30 am
  • Aftercare ($10.00) available to 5:30 pm

Zoo Camp Weeks - Register below 
To register click on the name of the week or weeks you are interested in written in blue below. That will take you to our online registration. All registrations are done online, no paper applications are available.

Session I

  • 5 weeks May 31 - July 1: All
  • Week 1: Habitat Happenings May 31 - June 3
  • Week 2: Animal Superheroes June 6 - 10
  • Week 3: Wildlife Passport June 13 - 17
  • Week 4: Extreme Animals June 20 - 24
  • Week 5: For Pet's Sake June 27 - July 1

Session II

  • 3 weeks July 11 - 29: All
  • Week 6: Grossology Week July 11 - 15
  • Week 7: Wildlife Heroes July 18 - 22
  • Week 8: Zoo Keeper Olympics July 25 - 29

There will be no summer camp Open House this year due to Memorial Day Weekend. A mini Open House is held on the first day of each week of camp from 8-9 am. If you need t-shirts and supplies before that first day we will have office staff available Wednesday-Thursday (May 25-26) from 10-1 and Saturday (May 28) from 9-12 to assist you in your camp needs.

If you have any camp registration questions please call Zoo Education Department at 504-212-5380 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zoo Camp Scholarships
Audubon Zoo offers a limited number of Summer Camp scholarships, ranging from partial scholarships to full scholarships which cover the cost of one week of participation. Please complete and submit an application to be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarships are limited and applying for a scholarship does not guarantee a spot in a summer program. To guarantee your child a spot in camp, you may choose to register your child once registration opens. If your child is later granted a scholarship, we will refund the appropriate charges.

Application deadline: May 8, 2016

Scholarship Application: Application