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Spring Break Zoo Camp

March 26-30, 2018

Unforgettable experiences happen at zoo camp at the Henry Vilas Zoo! Campers get to step into the shoes of zookeepers, vets, or zoo administrators and solve real-life challenges. Along the way, they will go behind-the-scenes and meet special animals up close.

We've made our spring break camp very flexible to fit your schedule. You get the best deal and the most exciting experiences if you sign up for all week, but you can also sign up for individual morning or afternoon sessions.

Hours and Prices

We will offer before care starting at 8am.
Drop-off is from 8:45-9:00am.
Camp has an AM and PM session.

AM Session: 9:00am-12:00pm
Supervised Lunch (campers bring their own lunch): 12:00-12:30pm
PM Session: Drop off is from 12:15-12:30pm; Camp is from 12:30-3:30pm
Aftercare is from 3:30-5:00pm


  • $30 half-day/$60 full-day for zoo members
  • $35 half-day/$70 full day for non members

Additional Discount: Sign up for all 5 days for $295 (zoo member price)/$335 (non-member price)

Before care: 8:00-8:45am: ($4/day)
Aftercare: 3:30-5:00pm ($8/day)


Registration is NOW OPEN! If you are a zoo member, you receive a discount on all education programs! To become a member, please call Tressa at 608-258-9490 or email

Click here to register for zoo camp.

    Camp Schedule

    1st-3rd Grade: Zoo Boot Camp (WAITLIST ONLY)
    Learn more about what it takes to be a vet, zookeeper, or to run a zoo.

    3rd-6th Grade: Animal Classification
    Shelter, Food, and Enrichment for different types of animals at the zoo