New! High School Camps
Our NEW careers camp will give high schoolers the chance to see and learn all about how our Zoo staff look after our animals. Each session is specific to certain departments of the Zoo, giving campers the chance to learn about the animals they love most.
During these 3-day camps, campers will participate in a variety of husbandry activities, enrichment projects, diet preparations, tour behind the scenes as well as interact with staff including zookeepers, nutritionists, veterinarians, conservationists, and animal behaviorists! These camps are designed to give campers a look into what working at a Zoo is like and give them the knowledge they need to pursue their passions.
Camp fees include housing, all meals, activities and camp materials. Zoo Careers Camp sessions are first come, first served. Campers must be 14 to 18 years old and entering grades nine to 12. Space is limited.
There are five different sessions, offered twice throughout the year. Each camp is focused on certain departments within the Zoo.
Dates: Five camp sessions offered twice per year. Check below for specific camp dates.
Fees: $500 per session; Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.
Ages: 14 to 18 year olds and entering ninth through 12th grades.
10 campers per session. Drop-off is at 7 p.m. the first day and pick-up is at noon the last day at the Education Building
Campers will meet the staff who look after our reptiles, amphibians and fish. This includes areas such as MOLA, Texas Wild! and Great Barrier Reef exhibits.
- Oct. 5 - 7, 2018
- Jan. 18 - 20, 2019
Vet & Nutrition
Campers will get to step inside our animal hospital as well as our nutritional services building and learn about how we care for our animals.
- Dec. 26 - 28, 2018
- Aug. 12 - 14, 2019
Campers will work alongside keepers who are responsible for the care of our mammals in areas like the African Savanna, Texas Wild! and Asian Falls.
- Oct. 19 - 21, 2018
- April 12 - 14, 2019
Our bird department works with animals found in every area of our Zoo, giving campers the chance to learn about birds from all over the world!
- Jan. 2 - 4, 2019
- June 3 - 5, 2019
Campers will meet and learn about the zookeepers who train our outreach animals and educate the public about conservation.
- Nov. 18 - 20, 2018
- Dec. 7 - 9, 2018