Zoo Camp


Winter Camp at Brookfield Zoo offers Campers the chance to have the same kind of fun they experience during the summer months but with an Arctic twist. Campers will explore and have adventures in the zoo, make discoveries about animals, play games, and do lots of activities -- while drinking hot chocolate instead of juice and wearing boots instead of sandals. One thing that remains the same is that Campers have fun!

One-day Winter Camp sessions make a great holiday gift for young adventurers. Sign up for one day or multiple days! Become a member and receive a special member discount!

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15!

General Information

Price: $75 per day ($65 per day for members)
Registration: "A la carte" style--sign up for one day or multiple days!
Dates & Times: Camp is 9:00 - 3:30 daily from December 26 through December 30, 2016

Lunch & Snacks: Please remember to pack a sack lunch. Lunches are not available to purchase. A light snack and hot chocolate will be provided. 
Drop off & Pick Up: Camp begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Pick up and drop off are located in the lobby of the Discovery Center.

Important: Please note that though there may be opportunities for contact with animals, such experiences are not guaranteed. All Camps have limited capacity. Registration will close Friday, December 19 or once capacity is met; this deadline will not be extended.


Animal Movie Stars

Meet the animal stars of Brookfield Zoo as we celebrate their Hollywood counterparts all week long! Each day we will focus on a different cinematic adventure that is sure to leave campers starstruck!

December 30th we will celebrate Zoo Year's Eve!

Monday, Dec. 26: Finding Nemo & Dory and The Little Mermaid

Tuesday, Dec. 27: The Jungle Book

Wednesday, Dec. 28: The Lion King

Thursday, Dec. 29: Frozen and The Princess and the Frog

Friday, Dec.30: Zootopia and We Bought a Zoo


CSI: Conservation Science Investigation

Our popular summer camp theme returns for a wintery twist! Find your inner scientist by investigating various questions and experiments. Discover the conservation research that is happening at Brookfield Zoo and in the field!

December 30th we will celebrate Zoo Year's Eve!

Monday, Dec. 26: The Role of a Modern Zoo

Tuesday, Dec. 27: Species Survival Plans

Wednesday, Dec. 28: Exhibit Design

Thursday, Dec. 29: Grossology

Friday, Dec. 30: Animal Behavior

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.