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School Break Camps

Camp Zoofari is most known for a wonderful place for kids to come in the summer, but Camp Zoofari also runs when kids are out of school in the fall and winter too!  This year, we are offering school break camps for campers ages 4-14 during the school breaks in November, December and January.   Each camp is an individual, single-day experience, around a theme of the week.  Activities and interactions are tailored to your camper’s age.  Each day will have different opportunities and experiences.  You can send a camper for just one day or as many as you wish!


Nov 19-21 – Animal Homes for the Holidays
We all know birds make nests and meerkats live in burrows. But, did you know gorillas also make nests or that snakes seek burrows for shelter? Bundle up and discover cozy nests, burrows, hides and more as we explore the spaces animals call home.

Dec 26-28 – Dr. Zoo-Little
For the first time since 2007, the Houston Zoo is offering a veterinarian-themed camp! Campers will discover the work that goes into caring for the animals of the Houston Zoo. Each day, campers will meet a member of our veterinarian team and hear about how their work is saving animals inside the Zoo, in Texas and around the world. Please note: This experience is front-of-scenes. Campers will not assist with veterinary care.

Jan 2-4 – Party Animals: A Roarin’ New Year Celebration
Around the world, animals are a part of many celebrations, songs and even dance moves. Party like it is 2019 as we meet animals integral to festive occasions throughout the world and have a celebration of Houston Zoo animals each day.

Every camp day will include a touchable animal experience, visit to several sections of the Zoo and either a giraffe feeding or carousel ride. Campers attending all 3 days will visit most of the Zoo over the course of the week.

Registration dates:
All membership levels registration is 8:00 a.m. September 10, 2018
Registration opens to the public at 8:00 a.m. September 17, 2018

Important information:
Due to the change in TXU Presents Zoo Light’s operating hours, we will not be offering the After-Camp Program during the School Break Camps.  We will offer Before-Camp Programming.

Camp Zoofari for Adults

Are you jealous of all the fun kids get to have at camp? Or are you just looking for a new Zoo experience? It’s your turn to join in the Camp Zoofari fun! Camp Zoofari for Adults explores the connection between the Houston Zoo and wildlife conservation. Join us and see just how wild the Zoo can be! For more information, click here.


Camp Zoofari is held rain or shine. Should the Houston Zoo close due to inclement weather, camp will not be held. To check on zoo closures, please visit the Houston Zoo main webpage, or check the Houston Zoo facebook page.

Get a sneak peak by watching this video!

Have questions about camp? Please visit our FAQ page, found here!

Drop Off: 8:45 – 9:15 am
Pick Up: 3:45 – 4:15 pm
Half Day: 8:45 – 11:45 am
Gate 8 will open for Before Camp Program from 7:30-7:45 am.
$75 per day
Before Camp Programming: $15 per day
Due to Zoo Lights hours and events, After Camp Programming will not be offered for school break camps.


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Questions? Contact Us:
Education Number: 713-533-6739