Zoo Camp

All sessions foster an appreciation and understanding of wildlife and nature through animal interactions and observations, games, arts and crafts, and other exciting activities.

All Spring Zoo Camp Classes Have Been Cancelled

Educational Camps

Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers Zoo Adventures for children ages 3-17 during school breaks. Fall, Winter and Spring Zoo Adventures are single-day educational experiences at your Zoo, while Summer Zoo Adventures are week-long courses with a different theme each week.

Extended Care

An extended care camp schedule is provided for those families that need an early start or late pick-up from zoo camp. The extended day allows for early campers to begin arriving at 7:30 am and late afternoon pick-ups until 5:30 pm. Afternoon care is not available for Cubby Campers. Additional fee applies.


Fresno Chaffee Zoo is proud to offer a limited number of scholarships for summer camps. The application process will begin in Mid-April 2020. Check back here for more information for camp session details and the scholarship application process.

Cubby Camp

Ages 3-5
Enjoy learning with games, art, projects, and fun. Children will engage in a hands-on learning atmosphere. Each class will include a tour of the Zoo and an educational animal visit. A snack will be provided during the morning. Children must be potty trained. Please bring a change of clothes. Morning extended care is available for an additional fee. Extended care in the afternoon is not available for Cubby Campers.

  • 9am – 12pm
  • Members: $33 per day
  • Non-members: $36 per day


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Adventure Camp

Ages 5-11
All sessions of Adventure Camp foster an appreciation for and understanding of animals and nature through live animal interactions, animal observations, games, arts & crafts, and many other exciting activities. Each session will include a tour of the Zoo. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. Campers will be grouped by age. Extended care is available for an additional fee.

  • 9am – 4pm
  • Members: $55 per day
  • Non-members: $59 per day
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Shadow A Keeper

Ages 12-17

Find out what it’s really like to be a zookeeper! Learn about day-to-day care of our animals though the eyes of the the zookeepers. Students experience hands -on learning by working alongside Fresno Chaffee Zoo staff, including unique behind the scenes experiences. All campers must be 12 years old by the date of their camp.
Note: Space is extremely limited.

  • 8:30am –12:00pm
  • Members: $65 per day
  • Non-Members: $75 per day
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