Zoo Camp


Celebrate DINOSAURS AND DRAGONS at our new live theatrical show, 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!

Registration is now open!


Getting Started

Click the drop down options below to learn more about Zoo Camp 2017!

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, click here to renew today!
Never been a Brookfield Zoo member before? Check out all of the benefits of membership by clicking here!

> New for 2017

Speed up your Zoo Camp registration by setting up family member profiles. Click here to learn how!

> 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.

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.

All Camps run Monday through Friday. PreZoo camp is only offered in half-day sessions, Discovery camp is offered in half- or full-day sessions, and Explorer, Adventure, and ZooLab are only offered in full-day sessions. Please click the buttons below to learn more information about each level of Zoo Camp.


Weekly Themes
Early Check in Day – May 13!

Want to come to your first day of Zoo Camp ready to go? Then stop by our Early Check-In day on Saturday, May 13!

You will be able to

- Pick up your t-shirts and backpacks
- Drop off your medical waiver information
- Chat with some of the Zoo Camp Counselors and other Camp crew
- Meet our Inclusion Specialist and Camp Leadership Team
- Interact with some biofacts (animal artifacts) such as antlers, skulls, and furs
- Have your questions answered!

What? Zoo Camp Early Check-In
When? Saturday, May 13th – Stop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Where? Brookfield Zoo, Discovery Center Lobby (Click here for a map!)
Please RSVP! In order to plan for the best Early Check-In day possible, we kindly ask that you RSVP online with the number of guests you are bringing. Your RSVP is appreciated—but not required—to attend so we hope you join us!

If you have additional questions about the Early Check-In day, send us an e-mail at adventuresinlearning@czs.org.

We can’t wait to see you at Zoo Camp!

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Learn More:

Click the buttons below to learn more about each Camp level including pricing, scheduling, and other important information. 


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.