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.

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
Enjoy learning with games, art, projects, and fun. Children will engage in a hands-on learning atmosphere. Each class will include a tour of the Zoo and an educational animal visit. A snack will be provided during the morning. 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.

  • 9am – 12pm
  • Members: $125 per week
  • Non-members: $135 per week
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Adventure Camp

Ages 5-11
All sessions of Adventure Camp foster an appreciation for and understanding of animals and nature through live animal interactions, animal observations, games, arts & crafts, and many other exciting activities. Each session will include a tour of the Zoo. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. Campers will be grouped by age. Extended care is available for an additional fee.

  • 9am – 4pm
  • Members: $215 per week
  • Non-members: $230 per week
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Young Naturalist

Ages 11-17

Students will enjoy an opportunity for more in-depth explorations with our Young Naturalist program. Scientific zoo-related topics offer hands-on nature study and investigation. Each class will include a behind-the-scenes experience with a zoo keeper or visit with an education animal. Each daily course includes a morning and afternoon snack, and campers are asked to bring their own lunch.

  • Jr. Marine Biologist – (July 24-28)
    • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Members: $275 per week
    • Non-Members: $295 per week
  • JR. Zookeeper (June 19-23, July 10-14, July 5-7 and July 31-August 4)
    • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Members: $260 per week
    • Non-Members: $285 per week
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