Safari Camp

Join the adventure and explore the Virginia Zoo!

Safari Camps will inspire and educate all learners.  Activities include: crafts & games, learning labs, animal encounters, zoo hikes, behind the scenes adventures, keeper chats and much more!

For more information on Zoo Camp or to reserve a spot for your Happy Camper  email the Education Department or call 757.441.2374 (229).

Stay tuned for more info on our 2018 Camps!



The wonderful world of the Virginia Zoo will unfold for Summer Safari campers in a five-day experience (9 am to 4 pm) of the animal kingdom. Campers can expect a fun, action-filled week with animal encounters, Zoo hikes, behind-the-scenes adventures, animal-themed crafts, and games, and more. Each week-long session of camp explores a special theme.


Spend quality time with your preschooler and explore the wild and wonderful natural world of the Virginia Zoo. This unique camp experience takes one parent (or guardian) and one child on a Zoo adventure. Activities are geared toward 3 to 5-year-olds. Choose from full-week or single day camp options. Hours each day are 9 am to 12:30 pm.


This unique half-day camp (9 am to Noon) will inspire kindergartners to explore nature in a hands-on way. Explorers will experience unique animal encounters, crafts, nature-themed games, Zoo hikes, and more. This camp will inspire young ones, entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018, to love animals and the environment around them.