Summer Camp at the Buffalo Zoo

Thu, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 19
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Admission starts at: $297
Buffalo Zoo • 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo 14214


Week-long, full-day, summer camp is BACK at the Buffalo Zoo! Join us for a wild camp experience like no other. Campers will learn and discover through visits to animal habitats, up-close animal encounters, crafts, art, nature play, hands-on activities, and more!
Campers are split into two age groups: 6–8 and 9–12. Weekly sessions are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Register for one or multiple weeks!
Cost per weekly session:
– $297 for Members
– $330 for Non-Members
Includes camp logo drawstring backpack and water bottle.
Week 1: July 11–15
Week 2: July 18–22
Week 3: July 25–29
Week 4: August 1–5
Week 5: August 8–12
Week 6: August 15–19
Week 1 and 4 Theme: Conservation Heroes
Explore conservation around the world and right here in the Buffalo Zoo. Get your hands dirty solving real-life environmental challenges, from food waste to oil spills. See what the Buffalo Zoo is doing to help lead environmental efforts in Buffalo and beyond. Learn what it means to be a conservation scientist and become a champion for the living world around you.
Week 2 and 5 Theme: Adaptation Investigation
Built-in sunglasses, removable body parts, and blue tongues! Explore the wonders of animal adaptations. Observe and learn how the diverse set of animals at the zoo are adapted to survive in their specific environments, get up close with our ambassador animals to learn their remarkable ways of surviving and use art and engineering to design and model unique adaptations.
Week 3 and 6 Theme: Habitat Explorers
Travel around the world exploring diverse habitats, from the Arctic tundra to Australian savannah and beyond, without ever leaving the Buffalo Zoo! Look up, down and through a microscope to observe the diverse places that animals and people call home, investigate the roles wildlife play within their ecosystems, and discover how cultures from around the world interact with the natural world.
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