Day Camps

Day Camps

Day Camps

Have a WILD time with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's day camps! Certified teachers will guide students through camps from one-half to five days in length with educational activities, tours, games and much more. Please contact our Education Department at for more information. 

Attention Parents: Please download this informational packet to answer important questions about our day camps.

Winter Break Day Camps

Explore WILD animals and their natural habitats, interact with zookeepers, study animal behaviors, conduct fun experiments and become the envy of your friends at Winter Break day camp!

Please bring a sack lunch. Cost is $60.00 per child for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $65 for non-members unless noted otherwise. Speciality camps are $70 per child for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $80 for non-members. Campers must fall within age ranges of each respective camp. Kinder Safari Mini Camps run 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Camps for ages 6-14 years run 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (please bring a sack lunch for full day camps).

AGES 9-11 

Junior Vet - Discover what it takes to be a Zoo veterinarian and how they care for hundreds of animals. Campers will learn how to identify symptoms, conduct exams, look at X-rays and learn how to suture. Campers will not have direct contact with animals, but will have an opportunity to meet one of our animal ambassadors.

          Ages 9 - 11,  December 26 or 30 


Junior Keeper African Grasslands (Specialty Camp) - Through hands-on activities and time spent with an African Grasslands keeper, campers will discover what it takes to care for animals in the Zoo's largest multi-species exhibit.

          Ages 9 - 11, December 27 


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AGES 6-8 

Oh Baby! - Take a closer look at some of the Zoo's newest and cutest additions and discover how they are cared for.

         Ages 6 - 8, January 2


Zoolympics Camp - How do your abilities match up against our amazing animal athletes? Meet world-class animal gymnasts, long jumpers, speed racers, distance runners and problem solvers. Campers will test their skills and see if they've got what it takes to walk away with gold.

          Ages 6 -8, January 3


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KINDER SAFARI MINI CAMP-- (potty trained 3-5 year olds) 

Do you have a child who loves to say, “I wonder what would happen if…”?  Sign them up for Kinder Safari Winter Camp! In addition to meeting animals up close and exploring the exhibits and natural areas in the Zoo, campers will spend time each day conducting fun experiments, getting messy, and putting their problem-solving skills to the test. 

All Kinder Safari Camps run 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $25.00 per child per camp ($30 non-members) unless otherwise noted. All children must be at least 3 years old and fully potty trained. 

Exploration Habitats - December 27
School is on break and it's a perfect time for a fun day of learning at the Zoo! Campers will explore the many different habitats that animals call home through crafts, interactive games, exploring bio-facts, and visiting the animals throughout the Zoo.  

Snowfari - January 2
Winter can be rough! Some animals have thick fur or feathers to stay warm, some migrate, and some sleep the whole time! Let's discover how our Zoo animals adapt to survive the snow. 

The Heat is On! - January 3
Feel the heat as we take a jungle journey with a desert detour and explore life in warmer climates. We'll investigate life for animals who like it hot - from the wet heat of the rainforest canopy to the dry dunes of the world's deserts. 


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