Baton Rouge Zoo Summer Camp
3601 THOMAS ROAD / BAKER
Early drop-off 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up 5:30 p.m.
No extra charge
$130 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$152 for out-of-parish residents
Registration fees are non-refundable
SESSION 1: GUESS ZOO’S COMING TO DINNER
Do you know how much a rhino eats in a single day? Ever wondered what’s on the menu for our tigers or tapirs? This session will teach campers about animal consumer groups. Whether it’s an herbivore, omnivore or carnivore, campers will learn the different adaptations that make animals predators or prey.
May 28-June 1 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 2: CREATURE FEATURES
We’ll look deep into a tiger’s eyes, hear stories about an owl’s ears and sniff out the facts about how ferrets smell. Campers may find out they have a lot in common with our furry, feathered and scaly friends!
June 4-8 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 3: STRANGER THINGS
Nature is just weird! Discover kooky creatures, weird wildlife and bizarre beasts, and find out the reasons behind their odd adaptations and unusual behaviors.
June 11-15 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 4: COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
What if humans didn’t have phones, computers or even voices to rely on to communicate with each other? Animals use many tools to communicate such as visual displays, scent marking and even tactile signals. Campers will learn to turn the volume down a notch and explore creative methods of communication.
June 18-22 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 5: LEGENDS, MYTHS AND MONSTERS
What do dragons, unicorns, big foot and sea serpents have in common with real animals? This week we will learn about mythical beasts, folklore and legends that have inspired the imagination for thousands of years, and we will create our very own mythological creature with a natural history all its own!
June 25-29 / Ages: 11-13
SESSION 6: ANIMAL OUTLAWS
Are snakes slimy? Do vultures really circle over an animal waiting for it to die? We’ll explore the origins of bad reputations and uncover the truth about misunderstood creatures.
July 2-6 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 7: NOW YOU SEE ME
Are you a master of disguise? Wild animals depend on their ability to blend in to survive. We’ll learn about the signs that animals leave behind and how to find creatures hidden in plain sight.
July 9-13 / Ages: 5-7
SESSION 8: ZOO-OLOGY: THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE BATON ROUGE ZOO
Did you know that it takes way more than just a shovel, a hose and some food to keep our animals happy? Come explore some behind the scenes areas of the Baton Rouge Zoo and learn about the funny, cute and sometimes just plain icky aspects of working in a zoo!
July 16-20 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 9: NATURE DETECTIVE
Be a nature sleuth! Come use your investigative skills to find clues and tracks that lead to the scene of all of the animal action. We will use magnifying glasses, binoculars and our own imaginations to find what’s hidden in nature!
July 23-27 / Ages: 8-10
SESSION 10: THAT'S A WRAP
Snuggled up in a warm fur coat or hidden inside a rock hard shell, we’ll explore the wild world of wildlife wraps in this exciting week of camp!
July 30-Aug. 3 / Ages: 5-7
9 a.m.-4 p.m.