Camp Jr. Zoologists will explore the Zoo from the Connecticut Avenue to Rock Creek Parkway, from the biggest elephant to the tiniest frog. Discover the most endangered animals and learn about the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's efforts to keep them safe. This camp is sure to be wild! Please note: Campers do not come in direct contact with live animals or assist with animal care.
Spring is in the air, but flowers aren’t the only things blooming. So are new programs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo! This spring break, sign your child up for FONZ's Spring Safari Day Camp!
Each of the Spring Safari programs explores the lives, habitats and conservation of animals around the world. Week-long sessions include exciting hands-on activities, lessons, craft projects, science experiments and walks through the Zoo. There’s no better way to spend your spring break than with Friends of the National Zoo! Please note: There is no direct contact with animals, and campers do not participate in animal care.
Dates: Spring Safari Day Camp is offered for two, week-long sessions: April 10 to 14 and April 18 to 21 (no camp on April 17)
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (campers must be dropped off between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the Visitor Center auditorium)
Cost (five-day session April 10 to 14): Members: $400 | Non-members: $500
Cost (four-day session April 18 to 21): Members: $320 | Non-members: $400
Camp fee includes a Spring Safari Day Camp baseball cap, daily snack and carousel ride.
Optional Before Camp Care: 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. | Cost: $100 per session ($80 for the four-day session) limited availability
Optional After Camp Care: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Cost: $175 ($140 for the four-day session) limited availability, fee charged for pickup after 6 p.m.
Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.: FONZ Premier Plus and above
Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.: All FONZ members
Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.: Non-members
FONZ members receive early registration priority and camp discounts. Not a member? Join Today!Register Now