1st - 2nd Grade Graduates

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See One-Day Camps at the bottom of the page.

Beastly Builders (NEW!)

(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 10-14, 1-4:30 pm
July 17-21, 9 am-12:30 pm

Can we build it?  Yes we can!  Immerse yourself in the world of construction at the zoo and learn what it takes to build world-class exhibits and how they are inspired by nature.  Take this new knowledge, combine it with your creativity and build your own exhibit to take home!

Wacky Wildlife (NEW!) 
(turn into all-day adventure camp)
June 26-30, 9 am-12:30 pm
July 31-August 4, 9 am-12:30 pm
Birds that can't fly, and mammals that do.  Noses like hoses and fish that are blue.  These wonderful, wacky creatures are just waiting to meet you!
Under the Sea
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 26-30, 1-4:30 pm   
August 14-18, 9 am-12:30 pm
Discover how amazing the undersea world is in this marine-themed camp adventure.  Make shell prints, feel shark skin and explore the bounty of the beach, it's all within reach!
Motion Commotion
(turn into all-day adventure camp)  
July 10-14, 9 am-12:30 pm
July 31-August 4, 1-4:30 pm

Movement is the name of the game!  Meet all the animals of Kids' Zone and discover how these amazing creatures get from one place to another.

All Around the Zoo
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 17-21, 1-4:30 pm
Discover how exhibits work, how we care for and enrich animals' lives.  Experience surprise close encounters as we travel all around our amazing zoo!

Born to be Wild
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
August 14-18, 1-4:30 pm    SESSION FULL - Email for wait list
What does it mean to be wild?  Meet tigers, leopards, eagles and more in the zoo, then take the adventure into the wilds of Point Defiance Park!

Contact reserve@pdza.org for registration and additional information.  
All participants must submit a Participant Form before camp begins.
Read our program policies.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has proudly joined the Tacoma Summer Learning Collaborative, a new network of community organizations committed to providing summer learning opportunities for children and youth.

One Day Camps

'Round the Rocky Shore
July 5, 9 am-4:30 pm
Spend the day at the Rocky Shores exhibit and get up close to walruses, penguins and polar bears!

Jammin' with the Jellies
July 6, 9 am-4:30 pm 
Spend the day hanging out with our jellies and jiggle your way around the aquarium learning all about the other sea creatures that spend their time hanging out in our oceans.

Asia Adventures
July 7, 9 am-4:30 pm
Travel through the jungles of Asia and encounter apes, tigers and more.  Continue the adventure behind the scenes and bring home some great crafts!