3rd - 4th Grade Graduates

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Financial assistance is available for Zoo Camps.

It's All About the Insides (NEW!)
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 26-30, 1-4:30 pm
July 31-August 4, 9 am-12:30 pm

There's stuff inside us that we never see, but without it we would cease to be.  Explore the similarities and differences between you and animals in this hands-on program.

Animal Outlaws
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 26-30, 9 am-12:30 pm
Some animals would be considered outlaws for their behavior!  Catch them in the act as we search for animal thieves, escape artists and impersonators all over the zoo.

What's For Dinner?
July 10-14, 1-4:30 pm
Learn what animals eat and how to tell the difference between an herbivore and a carnivore based on clues from the animals themselves. Meet lots of animals and prepare special treats for them!

Build Your Own Zoo
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 24-28, 1-4:30 pm
August 7-11, 9 am-12:30 pm

Build your own animal exhibit models to take home in this constructive adventure – includes animal close encounters and other surprises!  

Treasure Hunters
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 24-28, 9 am-12:30 pm
Animals spend a lot of their time hunting and hiding treasures like food.  Spend a fun, adventure-filled week in the zoo and the wilds of Point Defiance Park learning the secrets of geocaching, telemetry and more!

Animals Got Talent
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 31-August 4, 1-4:30 pm 
You be the judge!  Decide who's got the best voice, dance moves or skills to be crowned the winner of this high-powered animal contest.  Work on your own act and see how you measure up in our end-of-the-week talent show!

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.