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.


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 25, 26, & 27

Winter ZooCamp
Dec 23-24, 26-27, 30-31, Jan 2-3  

Spring ZooCamp
Apr 7, 8 & 9 , 14-17

Members: $85 / Non-members: $105

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