Zoo Camp

Celebrate exotic birds at the FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT, hop like a wallaby at the HAMILL FAMILY WILD ENCOUNTERS, and take a spin on THE CAROUSEL! Each week of Camp is an exciting adventure into the wild world of animals! Your Camp counselors will be your expert safari guides as you and your friends explore animals from all over the world. You will take a tour on the MOTOR SAFARI, get crafty at the HAMILL FAMILY PLAY ZOO, see how high a dolphin can jump at DOLPHINS IN ACTION, and so much more!

Zoo Camp registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1!

1: Set up your CZS.org online account

Set up your CZS.org online account

It pays to be a member! Brookfield Zoo membership has many perks and significant savings on Zoo Camp registration is a huge one! In order to take advantage of this savings, your zoo membership must be valid at the time of Zoo Camp registration. Follow the steps below to ensure a smooth Zoo Camp registration experience:

> Renew your membership

If your membership is expired or will be once Zoo Camp registration opens on March 1, click here to renew today!
Never been a Brookfield Zoo member before? Check out all of the benefits of membership by clicking here!

> Create your CZS.org online account. (This step is the most important!)

If you are a current Brookfield Zoo member, your online account needs to be connected to your zoo membership. This step is critical in ensuring that you receive the members-only discount on Zoo Camp. Connect your membership to your online account today and you won’t have to worry about connecting it during Camp registration!

Not sure if you have an online account already set up? We can help you find your account here!

Already know you have an account? Make sure you know your username and password and keep this information in a safe place. You can try logging in here.

> Learn more about Zoo Camp

Scroll down to Step 2 below to learn more about our levels of Camp, the summer schedule, weekly camp themes, and more!
Once camp registration is open, Step 3 below will be updated every business day to reflect how many Zoo Camp spots are still available. 

> Bookmark this page

Registration opens Tuesday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m. We recommend adding this page to your bookmarks so you can be ready to register (Step 4 below!)

Have questions about renewing your membership or setting up your online profile?
Contact the Membership department at 708-688-8341
any day of the week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2: Learn more about Zoo Camp

Learn more about Zoo Camp

Zoo Camp is offered in five levels. Click on the level below to learn about scheduling, pricing, themes, and more. 

PreZoo For Campers ages 4 or 5 who have not completed Kindergarten

Discovery  For Campers who have completed K or 1st grade during the 2015-2016 school year

Explorer  For Campers who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade during the 2015-2016 school year

Adventure  For Campers who have completed 4th or 5th grade during the 2015-2016 school year

ZooLab  For Campers who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade during the 2015-2016 school year 

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many popular questions about Zoo Camp!

3: Zoo Camp Session Availability

Zoo Camp Session Availability

Coming Soon! We are busy finalizing details. Watch here for more information about summer Zoo Camp!

It requires a lot of planning to make Zoo Camp great, so registration closes promptly two weeks prior to the start of each week of camp.


4: Register Online

Register Online

Zoo Camp registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1!

Have questions?
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Education Department at adventuresinlearning@czs.org!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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