We are excited to introduce new Zoo Camps at the Birmingham Zoo! Our camps have always been amazing, but this year we have revamped the program to include even more hands-on science, nature play, conservation and ‘zoo-learning’! Our camps are educational and encourage active learning through games, crafts, age-appropriate explorations, and special encounters with a variety of our resident animals. Rich in STEM-based explorations, these camps engage the natural curiosity of a child and allow ample opportunity to practice critical emerging science skills for campers ages K-12th grade. Learning has never been so much FUN!
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Birmingham Zoo is actively working on modifications to the 2020 Summer Zoo Camp offerings to ensure adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Department of Health Guidelines. Please continue to check back here for updates regarding Zoo Camps as the summer progresses.
June 1, 2020 Update:
Please note that all camps are full and no further registrations are being taken.
After reviewing final guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control, American Camps Association, Alabama Department of Public Health, and the Jefferson County Health Department, the Birmingham Zoo has greatly reduced its capacity for the Summer Camp season. In addition to only allowing one week of camp per camper, all of the following have now been cancelled:
May 20, 2020 Update: To help maintain enhanced social distancing guidelines, the Birmingham Zoo has reduced our capacity for the 2020 summer. In order to help accomplish these smaller cohorts, all 5 year old camper registrations are now cancelled.
If you have a 5 year old camper registered for the 2020 seasons, please refer to the email sent on May 20 or reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
May 1, 2020 Update: To ensure the health and safety of our guests, our staff, and the animals in our care, we have made the decision to cancel the following at this time:
§ All Extended Care options for Summer Zoo Camp (Early Care and After Care)
§ All 4K specific Zoo Camps
§ All Flex Day Offerings
§ All Camps for Week 1 (June 1-5)
§ All Camps for Week 2 (June 8-12)
If you have previously registered for any of these sessions, please refer to the email sent on the evening of May 1 or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
SUMMER CAMP DATES
June 1-5 CANCELLED
June 8-12 CANCELLED
June 15 – 19
June 22 – 26
June 29 – July 2
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
August 3 – 7
The Birmingham Zoo is a facility that uses nuts and nut products for animal diet purposes. Traces of nuts or nut products may be found in areas where animal feedings are conducted and areas where Programs and Educational animal demonstrations are performed. The safety of our guests remains a top priority and the Zoo takes precautions to provide a safe environment.
In the Education Programs Department, safety precautions include:
For the safety of those who suffer severe nut allergies, parents of children who attend ZooFari Summer Camps are discouraged from sending snacks or lunches with foods that contain or may contain peanuts or tree nuts.