ZooCamp at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. ZooCamp at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.


This is how you Zoo it!

Designed for children ages 4-13, ZooCamp fosters an appreciation for the natural world through interactive programming and activities, arts & crafts, tours and chats. Through S.T.E.A.M. based learning, campers explore desert environments, go behind-the-scenes, meet with animal care keepers and so much more. Each week offers a themed class giving campers an entertaining and educational topic geared towards specific age groups.


Summer ZooCamp weekly sessions are offered for ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-13. These sessions run Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00 noon. Summer ZooCampers need to come equipped for outdoor activity with a snack, lunch and water bottle each day.

Week 1: June 17 – June 21
Week 2: June 24 – June 28
Week 3: July 1 – July 5
Week 4: July 8 – July 12
Week 5: July 15 – July 19
Week 6: July 22 – July 26

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Members $186 / Non-members $216

Member Non-Member


Members are eligible for Summer ZooCamp Early-Bird registration April 15 to April 30. Non-member registration begins May 1. ZooCamp sessions frequently sell out so, register early. ZooCampers registered before May 10 receive a FREE ZooCamp youth-sized t-shirt!



Fall, Winter & Spring ZooCamp 2-day sessions are open to kids ages 4-12. These excitement-packed ‘mini-camps’ allow families to schedule around their busy holiday commitments. Every session is unique – so you can try them all! ZooCampers will learn about habitats, propagation, adaptations, food chains and endangered species while enjoying behind-the-scenes tours and special animal encounters!

Fall, Winter and Spring sessions run from 8:30am to 12:00 noon. ZooCampers need to come equipped for outdoor activities with a snack and water bottle each day.

Fall ZooCamp
Nov 19-20

Winter ZooCamp
Dec 21-22, 27-28 & Jan 2-3, 4-5, 7-8

Spring ZooCamp
Apr 15-16, 17-18, 23-24, 25-26

Members: $85 / Non-members: $105

Member Non-Member

Registration begins September 1. Register early, as ZooCamp sessions frequently sell out! For more information, contact us at (760) 346-5694 or