Birmingham Zoo
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Zoo Camps

Zoo Camps

Zoo Camps at the Birmingham Zoo are educational and encourage active learning through games, age-appropriate, hands-on science, animal encounters, and nature play for students ages Kindergarten up to 12th grade! Rich in STEM-based explorations, these camps engage the natural curiosity of a child and allow ample opportunity to practice critical emerging science skills. Zoo Camp is a great way to experience all the Zoo has to offer, while engaging campers in age-appropriate content geared toward our mission of inspiring passion to conserve the natural world. Learning has never been so WILD!

2023 Updates!

Upcoming Camps

Looking for a way to keep your child engaged over school breaks? Please join us for Spring and Summer Zoo Camp!

SPRING AND SUMMER Zoo Camp registration opens soon! Spring Camps open 1/16/23 and your Zoo’s annual Summer Camp Flash Sale will start 2/15/23! Anyone registering for Summer Camp between 2/15 and 2/16 will receive 15% off registration. Members will receive a Flash Sale discount on top of their regular discount for Summer. Be sure to get your Member Discount codes before 2/13. Contact or to verify your Membership and receive your code.


Spring Camp

Registration Open 1/16/23 to 3/7/23

Camp Dates 3/20/23 to 3/24/23, 3/27/23 to 3/31/23

Camp Times 8:30am – 3:30pm


MEMBER $60/day

NON-MEMBER $70/day

Summer Camp

Registration Open 2/15/23 to 5/8/23

Camp Dates 5/30/23 to 8/4/23 (Mon-Fri, excluding 5/29, 6/19 and 7/4)

Camp Times 8:30am – 3:30pm

Primary Price

MEMBER $65/day

NON-MEMBER $80/day

Specialty Camp

MEMBER $70/day

NON-MEMBER $85/day


Please refer to the 2023 Camp Planning Guide above for dates and offerings.

Members: please be sure to reach out to or to receive your discount code.

Zoo Staff: All full-time BZI staff members may receive one free week of Summer Zoo Camp per household. Each additional week is half-price. Email for your unique discount code.

Additional Scholarships: If you believe you may qualify for a camp scholarship based upon financial need or extenuating circumstances, please email for an application.


NEW this year!

  • ZOO RANGER – Learn from the experts what it means to enrich, care for, and protect animals in this exciting week filled with behind the scenes knowledge. Perfect for those young campers just learning what it takes to care for others or try out some mini responsibilities.


  • REAL WORLD SCIENCE – Your Zoo is your learning landscape in this hands-on week where campers will scour the land, creeks, and sky for wildlife waiting to be explored. In teams, campers will conduct and present their own research to guests, helping conserve and protect the Zoo we love.


  • ZOO LEADERS – Campers will transform in a week built around trust, communication, listening, cooperation, and problem-solving. This intensive team-building program will allow campers to learn from the animal kingdom and one another to shape our next generation of heroes for the community and the planet.


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Birmingham Zoo will continue to monitor CDC and Health Department guidelines and may make changes to our Zoo Camp offerings as the year progresses. The Birmingham Zoo Education Department closely follows state, local, and federal guidelines to ensure the safety of campers, staff, and animals. Precautions include face coverings for all staff, enhanced cleaning procedures, and socially distanced programs.

Questions? Contact the Education Department at  Or Call 205.397.3864