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 who just completed or are still in Kindergarten through 5th 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!   


NEW! Summer Leadership Experience at the Birmingham Zoo features a rotation of four critical leadership skill development, self-assessment, and career exploration weeks for those who have just completed 6th-12th grades. Teens may apply for one or more weekly sessions or repeat weekly offerings as desired.  

2024 Updates 

Upcoming Experiences

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

SPRING AND SUMMER registration opens and your Zoo’s annual Summer Flash Sale will take place on 2/1/24! The first 300 MEMBERS ONLY registering for Summer programming on 2/1/24 will receive an additional 10% off registration on top of a 15% standard member discount. Be sure to get your Member Discount codes and have an active Zoo Membership before 1/29/24. Contact or to verify your Membership and receive your code. 

Spring Camp

Registration Open | 2/1/2024 to 3/11/2024.

Camp Dates | 3/25/2024 to 3/29/2024.

Camp Times | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Price: MEMBER $65/day | NON-MEMBER $80/day

Summer Camp & Teen Leadership Experience 

Registration Open | 2/1/2024 to 5/6/2024.

Dates | 5/28/2024 to 6/28/2024.

(Mon-Fri, excluding 5/27 & 6/19)

7/15/24 to 8/2/24 (Mon-Fri)

Times | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Price: MEMBER $68/day | NON-MEMBER $80/day

Specialty Camp: MEMBER $84/day | NON-MEMBER $96/day

Please refer to the 2024 Camp Planning Guide above for dates and offerings.

Members: please be sure to reach out to or to receive your discount code(s) and ensure your Zoo Membership is up to date.  

Zoo Staff: All full-time BZI staff members may receive one free week of 2024 Zoo Camp per household. Each additional week is half-price. Email for your unique discount code.  

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!  

HIDE & SEEK CAMP- Campers embrace and learn about the senses like never before, in this exciting exploration of how the natural world uses sight and sound to survive, even in changing environments. Filled with opportunities to problem solve and get creative, this camp inspires the youngest minds to think and SEEK outside the box! 


PROJECT EARTH FORCE- Part of the Teen Leadership Experience, this week will guide youths to investigate, plan, and create actionable solutions for their communities. Teens will learn and practice sharing power with adults, democratic decision-making, and civics principles to ignite a new generation of community organizers and leaders. 


The Birmingham Zoo Education Department closely follows American Camp Association, state, local, and federal guidelines to provide for the safety of campers, staff, and animals.  


Questions? Contact the Education Department at  Or Call 205.397.3864