Zoo Camps

Zoo Camps

Nashville Zoo offers camp opportunities for members and the community. 

Each year Nashville Zoo offers ten exciting weeks of summer camp for youth ages 4 through 14! Zooper Heroes Camp is a day camp designed specifically for children with special needs that benefit from additional support. Veterinary Camp is a two-day fall break camp for teens interested in pursuing a career in zoo veterinary science.

 

School Break Camps

We Built a Zoo Fall Break Camp (ages 7-9)

The Nashville Zoo is growing WILD these days! What does it take to run a zoo? How would you design an exhibit? What animals would you house in your zoo? Learn the ins and outs of the zoo world and by the end of the week put the pieces together as you design your own zoo!

Camp will run Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Camp activities will take place outdoors so plan to dress for the weather (rain or shine). Campers will need to bring a snack, water bottles and lunch each day, as well as provide their own bug spray and sunscreen. There is no camp shirt provided. Before and after-care is not available for Fall Break camp. 

Space is currently limited to 16 participants as we continue to grow our camp program.

Cost of Program

Members $225
Non-members $250

Registration opens August 15 around 10am.

Register

Program Dates

October 15 - 19, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Veterinary Camp (ages 15-18)

Nashville Zoo’s Veterinary Camp is a two-day camp for teens ages 15 to 18. If you have an interest in a future career in veterinary medicine, this camp is designed for you! Get an inside view on what education paths and experiences it takes to to become a zoo veterinarian, vet tech and other animal careers. Participants also learn about the daily equipment used by our veterinarian department, safe animal restraint, participant in a parasitology lab, zoo animal nutrition, practice blow-darting and receive a special tour of the new state-of-the-art Animal Health Center!

Cost of Program

Members $125
Non-Members $150

Registration opens August 15 around 10am.

Register

Program Dates

October 19 - 20, 2018  
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

 

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