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Summer Camps

Summer camps are over for the season. Check back in December of 2016 for the 2017 camp schedule!

Week 1: June 20 - 24

Creature Features
Grade Range: K - 1
Come and meet a group of zoo animals that are experts at hide and seek. Spots, stripes, and colors help some animals find dinner and keep others from being on the menu. Learn how animals hide from predators and search for prey.
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Friends, Families, and Flocks (Formerly Zoo-cieties)
Grade Range: K - 1
One of a kind? Part of a pack? Some animals live in groups while others prefer to go it alone. Study the living arrangements of many different animals, from a flamboyance of flamingos to the solitary sloth. The more the merrier!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Trunks to Tails
Grade Range: K - 1
What could you do with ears three feet wide or a tail that can wrap around branches? From the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes, animals are pretty amazing! Learn about the extraordinary features that animals use to survive, then create your own awesome adaptation!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open

Week 2: June 27 - July 1

Babar the Elephant
Grade Range: K - 1
Pack up your trunk and follow the herd! We're learning about the largest living land mammals—elephants! Study their fascinating adaptations and get to know the gentle giants that call the Elephant Community Center home.
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (and Friends!)
Grade Range: K - 1
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? A wonderful week at Smithsonian's National Zoo camp! Learn about hungry caterpillars, mixed-up chameleons, and many more Eric Carle favorites during a week of art, science and exploration. Take a bite out of this camp today!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Winnie the Pooh
Grade Range: K - 1
Grab your honey pot for a "Grand Adventure" in the Zoo's own Hundred Acre Wood! Discover the Pooh Bears, Piglets, Tiggers, and Owls that call the Smithsonian's National Zoo home. You may even spot some Heffalumps and Woozles along the way!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open

Week 3: July 5 - 8 (no camp July 4)

Dora and Diego (Grade K Only)
Grade Range: K
Hola amigos! Pull out your maps and grab your backpacks for a summer adventure with Dora, Diego, and their animal friends! Our map of the Smithsonian's National Zoo will present us with a different challenge each day as we learn about animals, conservation, and Spanish along the way. (All campers MUST be entering Grade K in Fall 2016)
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Animals Around the World (Grade 1 Only)
Grade Range: 1
Pack your bags, we're travelling the world to visit our animal friends. From the meerkats of Africa to the Amazonian arapaima, each species is perfectly adapted to the place it calls home. No passports necessary for this camp! (All campers MUST be entering Grade 1 in Fall 2016)
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Longitude and Catitude (Grade 1 Only)
Grade Range: 1
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is always purring with excitement. Come and meet our lions, tigers, cheetahs, and more--then learn about your favorite felines through Zoo walks, science activities, and purr-fect crafts. (All campers MUST be entering Grade 1 in Fall 2016)
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open

Week 4: July 11 - 15

Curious George
Grade Range: K - 1
Are you as curious as George? Then this is the camp for you! Put on your yellow hat and learn about all of the curious little lemurs, monkeys, and apes at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. We'll explore the special features that help them make mischief and learn what makes us a lot like George!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Over the Hedge
Grade Range: K - 1
Discover the zoo in your backyard. We're digging up a good time discovering animals that live a bit closer to home. Learn about the feathered, furry, and swimming friends who call our home their habitat, then head out into the park to visit the critters of the American Trail.
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Wild Kratts
Grade Range: K - 1
Grab your creature power suit, we're going on a real zoo-venture! A new mission each day will help us learn about the animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo with real creature-powered technology. What if... you registered for this camp today?
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open

Week 5: July 18 - 22

Marvelous Mammals
Grade Range: K - 1
From the very small to the very tall, many marvelous mammals call the Smithsonian's National Zoo home. Find out why it's so fantastic to be furry, so wonderful to be warm-blooded, and so much fun to be in Zoo Camp!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you See?
Grade Range: K - 1
Endangered species who need help from me! We'll learn about the endangered animals from Eric Carle's classic rhyming book, as well as other favorite Carle critters, as we explore what we can do to help them. No grouchy ladybugs here; we'll have a great time!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Small Wonders
Grade Range: K - 1
Great things really do come in small packages! Learn why teeny animals are also tremendous fun with small mammals, pint-sized frogs, and other little critters at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Join this camp for fun that is larger than life!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open

Week 6: July 25 - 29

One Fish, Two Fish (Grade K Only)
Grade Range: K
Red Fish, ZOO Fish! Discover the animals that inspired your favorite Dr. Seuss characters. From there to here and here to there, animal fun is everywhere! (All campers MUST be entering Grade K in Fall 2016)
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Curious George (Grade K Only)
Grade Range: K
Are you as curious as George? Then this is the camp for you! Put on your yellow hat and learn about all of the curious little lemurs, monkeys, and apes at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. We'll explore the special features that help them make mischief and learn what makes us a lot like George!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Wild Kratts (Grade 1 Only)
Grade Range: 1
Grab your creature power suit; we're going on a real zoo-venture! A new mission each day will help us learn about the animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo with real creature-powered technology. What if... you registered for this camp today?
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open

Week 7: August 1 - 5

Animalisms
Grade Range: K - 1
A little bird told me that we'll have the lion's share of fun in this camp! Meet the animals that play a part in some popular English expressions. Even if it's raining cats and dogs, we're sure to get up to some fun monkey business this week!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Nur-zoo-ry Rhymes
Grade Range: K - 1
Eenie-meeny-miny-mo. This camp is great and you should go! Learn about the animals in each rhyme. With Zoo walks and crafts, we'll have a great time! So come to the park and take a look. We're meeting friends from Mother Goose's book!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Where the Wild Things Are
Grade Range: K - 1
A wonderful world unfolds in this five-day investigation of the animal kingdom. Each day learn about a different type of animal and the wild places they inhabit. Be prepared for wild facts about mammals, birds and reptiles; oh my! Let the wild rumpus start!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open

Week 8: August 8 - 12

Track and Feline
Grade Range: K - 1
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is always purring with excitement. Come and meet our lions, tigers, cheetahs, and more--then learn about your favorite felines through Zoo walks, science activities, and purr-fect crafts. (All campers MUST be entering Grade 1 in Fall 2016)
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Water Winners
Grade Range: K - 1
You don't need a swimsuit to learn about the amazing aquatic world. Hold your breath as you meet the Smithsonian's National Zoo's wettest friends. From playful otters to armored alligators, learn about the many creatures that inhabit the world's waters.
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open
Mighty Minis
Grade Range: K - 1
Zoo Olympics is about more than feats of enormous strength. Check out the small but mighty animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and learn about what makes these mini stars so spectacular!
Member Cost: $400.00
Non-member cost: $500.00
Status: Open