3rd & 4th Grade Graduates

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Mythological Creatures (NEW!)
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 20-24, 9 am-12:30 pm 
SOLD OUT
July 25-29, 1-4:30 pm

Creatures are featured in all kinds of stories. From unicorns to dragons to thestrals, we'll learn all about the true-life animals that these creatures have things in common with.

Stayin' Alive (NEW!)
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 18-22, 9 am-12:30 pm
Staying alive is the goal of every animal. Let's explore all the ways that animals work hard to survive!

Animal Grossology
June 27-July 1, 1-4:30 pm
Spend a week learning about the wacky, wild, crazy, yucky, and gross biology of the animal kingdom!

Build Your Own Zoo
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 18-22, 1-4:30 pm
Build your own animal exhibit models in this constructive adventure – includes animal close encounters and other surprises!

Sense-ational Animals
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
July 25-29, 9 am-12:30 pm
Noses, ears, eyes, and feet - animal senses are hard to beat! Make special sensory enrichments for some of our coolest animals.

Oceans of Fun
(turn into all-day adventure camp) 
June 20-24, 1-4:30 pm
From sharks to sea urchins, and penguins to plankton - come explore it all!


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

Forest Explorers & Beach Combers
July 5, 9 am-4:30 pm
Spend some time at the beach and in the forest searching high and low for sea stars, hidden treasures and animal surprises.