PreZoo Camp 

For children ages 4 or 5 years who have not completed Kindergarten.

Important Dates, Times, and Prices

PreZoo Camp is only offered in half-day sessions:

Mornings, Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$175 for Members, $225 for Non-Members per week
Afternoons, Monday through Friday: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$130 for Members, $180 for Non-Members per week

Early Drop Off
Drop off your morning camper as early as 8:00 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays for $10/camper/day.
Due to first-day check in, there is no early drop off on Mondays.
Important: There is no early drop off for afternoon campers.

Extended Day
Pick up your afternoon camper as late as 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for $15/camper/day. 
There is no late pick up on Fridays. Pick up after 5:00 p.m. or after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays will result in additional fees.
Important: There is no late pick up for morning campers. Pick up after 12:00 p.m. for morning Campers will result in additional fees.

Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed.

All Camps have a strict limited capacity and cannot be exceeded. It requires a lot of planning to make Zoo Camp great, so registration will close promptly 14 calendar days prior to the start of week of each camp or once capacity is met.

Summer Schedule and Weekly Themes


Animal Homes 

From Addax to Zebra, every animal needs a home. Campers will get an up-close look at animals and the homes in which they live. (Weeks A, D, and G)

I Spy 
Campers will be on the lookout for animals that may be hiding in their homes at Brookfield Zoo. Using their observation skills, spying campers will examine animal movement, features, and special abilities. Their observation skills may even help solve our zoo mystery. (Weeks B, E, and H)

Animal Appetites
Animals eat many of the same foods that we do, but some animals love to eat smelly and slimy foods. Campers will have fun discovering what’s on the menu for the animals at Brookfield Zoo. (Weeks C, F, and I)

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

We are proud to announce our new partnership with the National Inclusion Project to benefit Zoo Campers with special needs, including physical disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders, and attention deficit disorders.