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Zoo Camps

Spring Break Safari Camp 2015

Spend a day or a whole week with fascinating animals in the Virginia Zoo’s Around the World Spring Break Camp! Come hang out with the biggest land mammals one day, and the fiercest predators the next. Meet animals big and small, furry and scaly, and learn about what makes different places and animals unique. Each day we will explore a different Zoo theme that will include up-close animal encounters, behind-the scenes opportunities, crafts, games, and Zoo hikes. Learning has never been so fun!

Dates: April 6-10, 2015,  from 9 am – 4 pm

Ages: 6-11

Prices and Registration: Full week: $250/members & $300/non-members. Per day: $70/member & $80/non-member.

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  • Monday, April 6: An African Safari
  • Tuesday, April 7: Adventure Americas
  • Wednesday, April 8: A Trek Through Asia
  • Thursday, April 9: World Conservation
  • Friday, April 10: An Australian Walkabout

Summer Safari Camp 2015 

The Virginia Zoo’s Summer Safari Camps include up-close animal encounters, crafts, games and visits to the Zoo’s exhibits. Each week is an exciting new adventure as we explore the wonderful world of animals. The first week of camp starts June 22, 2015 – click here for a description of each camp and the schedule!

 Dates: Starting June 22, 2015,  from 9 am – 4 pm

Pricing:  $250/members & $300/non-members.

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Early Explorers Kindergarten Camp

Explore nature and the Zoo in an exciting, hands-on way. This half day introduction to camp includes fun and amazing animal encounters, crafts, games, learning activities, Zoo hikes, and more, all aimed at inspiring your young ones to love animals and the environment. Early Explorers is a half-day program for Kindergarten-aged children*.

*Kindergarten-aged are children entering into kindergarten in the fall of 2015. Participants cannot be younger than four.

Prices and Registration:  $150/members & $175/non-members.

Storybook Safari

Little ones, come take a journey with us through the eyes of storybook animals! Each day we will read different animal books and learn all about the animals in our stories. Through habitat explorations, hands-on discovery, thematic crafts, silly songs, animal encounters, Zoo hikes, and more, Early Explorers will love to learn and learn to love all of the animals at the Zoo. Offered: July 6-10, August 3-7

Animals Movin’ & Groovin’

Whether you hop, fly, swim or run this is sure to be a fun time to learn at the zoo. Spend the week discovering how animals move and maybe do some movin’ and groovin’ of your own! Each day Early Explorers will learn all about different animals with up-close animal encounters, behind-the scenes opportunities, crafts, games, and Zoo hikes. Offered: July 20-24, August 17-21

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For more information about Zoo Camp, email the Education Department or call 757.441.2374 (229).

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