Zoo Camps

Nashville Zoo currently offers camp opportunities for members and the community. 

Each year Nashville Zoo offers eight 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.


Summer Camps

Summer Camp is back in 2017 with new themes and new fun! Campers ages 4 to 14 can join us for day camps full of Zoo favorites and new adventures.

Most camps run from 9am to 3pm each day, with before-care available starting at 7:30am and after-care available until 5:30pm for an extra fee.

Registration will open for members February 22 around 10am, and for non-members on March 2.

Registration for Summer Camp 2016 is now closed.

Questions? Please contact education@nashvillezoo.org.

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School Break Camps

Nashville Zoo is now offering TWO fall break camps!

FALL BREAK CAMP FOR KIDS - Campers, ages 7-9, can spend a week discovering the world around them as they learn about different species through zoo exploration, hands-on activities, games, crafts and animal encounters at Native Navigators camp.

VETERINARY CAMP FOR TEENS - Teens, ages 15-18, interested in pursuing a career in veterinary sciences can shadow the Zoo's vet team during this two-day Veterinary Camp.


EcoExplorers Fall Break Camp (ages 7-9)

Around the world in just one week! Spend your fall break traveling the globe without leaving the Zoo! Along our journey we will encounter animals found in unique ecosystems and learn about their special adaptations for survival. Zoo trail hikes, special animal encounters, games and more complete this WILD week! (Passport included)

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 and is 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 14 participants as we continue to grow our camp program.

Cost of Program

Members $225
Non-members $250


Program Dates

October 9 - 13, 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Veterinary Camp (ages 15-18)

Nashville Zoo’s Veterinary Camp is a two-day camp for ages 15 to 18 scheduled during Metro Nashville Public School's Fall Break. If you have an interest in being a Veterinarian this camp is designed for you! Get an inside view on what it takes to be a zoo veterinarian. Participants learn what classes to take in school, how to restrain an animal for procedures, tour the animal clinic, check out the lab and practice blow-darting!

Cost of Program

Members $125
Non-Members $150


Program Dates

October 13 - 14, 2017  
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Camp is sold out.



Fall Break Camp Waitlist