Summer and Holiday Camps
No School? No Problem!
Trek around the world without leaving Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo!
Over the summer and during select holidays, the Zoo School is headquarters to more than 80 week-long and school holiday camps for students K-8th grades. During camp, kids learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the Zoo and exploring behind-the-scenes.
Fun and adventure are calling! Beat the heat and have a great time at a Zoo School summer camp.
A typical day at Camp includes:
- Zoo hikes
- Classroom lessons with pictures and artifacts
- Animal encounters and enrichments
- Theme-based activities
- Arts and crafts projects
- Animal shows and feedings
- Keeper talks
- Educational videos
Schedules vary depending on the grade level, instructor and weekly theme.
- All camps take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Camps are for children grades K – 8 (students must have completed kindergarten to attend summer camps)
If you need to drop your child off before 8:45 a.m. or pick them up after 4:00 p.m., you must sign up for extended care. Extended care can only be for the entire length of camp. Sorry, partial-camp extended care is not available.