Zoo Camp

All sessions foster an appreciation and understanding of wildlife and nature through animal interactions and observations, games, arts and crafts, and other exciting activities.

Zoo Camp Update: Virtual Zoo Camp

Zoo Camp is going virtual! Join us for daily live visits to the Zoo to see your favorite exhibits, show off your crafts, and see presentations featuring animals and biofacts.

Introducing Virtual Zoo Camp!

Are you ready for a wild time with our first ever Virtual Zoo Camp?  We are bringing Zoo Camp to you like never before.  Campers ages 5-11 can join us for a week filled with animal meet-and-greets, crafts, nature discoveries, and behind the scenes!  Daily live check-ins with Zoo staff will help you explore the Zoo’s habitats from the comfort of your own home.

  • Just like camp, you will check in your child by logging in to our daily check-ins.
  • Daily check-ins will also be recorded for families that may not be able to attend or want to watch it again.
  • Templates, worksheets and instructions for crafts and other activities will be available for download.
  • Camp schedule and other notes will be provided to families the Friday before camp begins.
  • Additional activities will be available for campers and families to independently connect with camp themes and nature.
  • Virtual Camp materials are available in both English and Spanish.


July 27-31: Camp-a-saurus

Dig up the past and uncover the secrets of dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric creatures!

August 3-7 Colorful Creatures

Take a spin around the color wheel to discover nature’s brightest animals and habitats!

August 10-14 Global Zooventures

Travel the continents as we learn about animals and habitats all around the globe!

Cost: $40 per household, per week

Our camp crafts and activities are designed to use supplies you likely have at home.  For those that want to make sure they have everything they need to participate in all of the fun, we have developed weekly boxes containing supplies to go with each week’s theme.  Box contents include craft materials and templates, printed instructions, additional crafts, nature play ideas, surprises, and a t-shirt for decorating at home. Weekly craft supply box available for pick up for $25 per camper (t-shirt size and pick up times will be confirmed by staff).

Scissors, glue, white paper, crayons, paint and pencils not included.

Register for Virtual Zoo Camp

*Each Virtual Camp requires a minimum of 10 participant households to take place.

Educational Camps

Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers Zoo Adventures for children ages 3-17 during school breaks. Fall, Winter and Spring Zoo Adventures are single-day educational experiences at your Zoo, while Summer Zoo Adventures are week-long courses with a different theme each week.

Extended Care

An extended care camp schedule is provided for those families that need an early start or late pick-up from zoo camp. The extended day allows for early campers to begin arriving at 7:30 am and late afternoon pick-ups until 5:30 pm. Afternoon care is not available for Cubby Campers. Additional fee applies.

Cubby Camp

Ages 3-5
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come learn at the Zoo with games, art, stories, and fun! Each day will include a visit from ambassador animals and adventures in the zoo. A snack will be provided. Children must be potty trained. Please bring a change of clothes. Morning extended care is available for an additional fee. Extended care in the afternoon is not available for Cubby Campers.


Members: $135 per week
Non-members: $150 per week
Week of 6/26 – 7/2: No camp on July 3rd.
Members: $108, Non-Members: $120


Adventure Camp

Ages 5-11
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Explore the animal kingdom through crafts, artifacts, games, and other hands-on activities. All camps include behind the scenes adventures, art projects, and visits from ambassador animals. Each session will include a morning and afternoon snack. Campers bring their own lunch. Campers will be grouped by age. Extended care is available for an additional fee.

Members: $230 per week
Non-members: $245 per week
Week of 6/26 – 7/2: No camp on July 3rd.
Members: $184, Non-Members: $196

Young Naturalists

Ages 12-17
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jr. Marine Biology · Jr. Zookeeper · Jr. Zoo Art Academy

Dive deep into your animal knowledge, dig up adventure, feed your curiosity, and create memories with our Young Naturalist programs. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Campers bring their own lunch. All campers must be 12 years old by the date of their camp.

Note: Space is extremely limited.

Members: $285 per week
Non-Members: $300 per week