Summer Zoo Camp – Middle School
Amphibian exhibit at the Fort Worth Zoo

Middle School Zoo Camp

Middle School Zoo Camp

Fort Worth Zoo Summer Zoo Camp zookeepers with campers

Hello Camp Family,

In light of the recently mandated executive order by Judge B. Glen Whitley  the following changes are being made to Zoo Camp processes, procedures, and requirements: 

  • All campers, 10 years old or older are required to wear a face covering at all times. 
  • Exceptions to this requirement include; if your camper has health reasons that prevent them from wearing a face covering, need to take a short break while wearing one (while remaining 6 ft apart), eating or drinking, and while participating in Splash Day.
  • Campers under the age of 10 are not required but are encouraged to wear face coverings.
  • If your camper is 10 years old or older, and arrives without a face covering, we will provide them with one and charge $1. We will not be offering masks to campers under the age of 10.

Zoo's updated health and safety policy 

information about summer camp and COVID 19 

Middle School Zoo Camp is designed specifically for students entering sixth through eighth grades who have an interest in animal- or zoo-related fields. Each two-day camp will focus on a certain aspect of Zoo life and will include behind-the-scenes encounters with our highly knowledgeable Zoo staff and amazing animals.

Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.

General registration begins on March 2 at 8 a.m.

Camp Fees

The fees listed below are charged per camper, per session. Registration fees include guided Zoo tours, behind-the-scenes experiences, interactions with zookeepers and animal staff, craft activities and a Summer Zoo Camp T-shirt (required to be worn daily). Full-day campers will need to bring their own lunch daily. Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.

  • Middle School Zoo Camp: $285 per camp
  • Before care - $40
  • After care - $40
  • Before and after care - $70
  • Additional T-shirt (optional) - $10

Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: Entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades

Dates and Themes
July 21 - 22


Our world-class hospital and amazing Zoo vets are the center of this camp. Get a close-up look at our facilities and learn what it takes to medically care for exotic animals.



Questions? Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions / Parent Handbook



Please read the FAQs before requesting to group campers together (Buddy Request), to change camp weeks or to cancel.


Summer Zoo Camp Overnights

Summer Zoo Camp goes NOCTURNAL! Come see what Zoo camp is like after hours. Campers will explore the Zoo under the cover of darkness to discover what really goes bump in the night in this exciting overnight experience. Overnight camp includes dinner, night hike, games and activities, continental breakfast, guided tour through the Zoo and lunch.

Date: July 18, 2020
Price: $125 per session; Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.
Times: 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. the following day (July 19)
Ages: Children entering 3rd - 6th grade in the 2020 - 2021 school year.


For more information, contact the education department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
phone: 817-759-7200
fax: 817-759-7201