Get more from your Zoo adventure by exploring an extended offering such as camps and overnights. These exciting programs allow unique opportunities that are not possible during a day's visit.
Kids’ Night Out
Parents enjoy a night off while we watch the kids! Take the night off while the kids spend the evening at the zoo enjoying, games, crafts, and a chance to meet a live zoo animal! Parents drop off your kids at 6:00 pm and pick them up by 9:00 pm. Pizza will be provided.
Members: $25 Non-members: $30
Available Dates: April 7 and May 5
Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Your child can join the Toledo Zoo at Spring Break Camp! They will experience non-stop fun with exciting exhibit tours, amazing animal visitors, cool crafts and goofy games. All camps run 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and children can sign up for just one or more. This is a great way to be active during a school break. Participants must be ages 5-10 years.
Swing Into Spring
It’s all about Monkeys and Apes in this camp! From langurs to lemurs to orangutans learn about some of our most charismatic animals in the zoo.
TUES • 3/28
TUES • 4/4
TUES • 4/18
What’s on the Menu?
Animals eat a variety of foods. Follow the food chain to discover what’s on each animals menu.
WED • 3/29
WED • 4/5
WED • 4/19
Tadpoles, Chicks and Kids
Everyone loves animal babies! Join us for a full day of learning how these babies grow and change!
THURS • 3/30
THURS • 4/6
THURS • 4/20
Members: $40 per day Non-members: $45 per day
Your child can be a Zookeeper for the day and explore how we take care of our amazing animal collections. Behind the scenes tours, keeper meet and greets, and hands on husbandry make this camp a must for animal lovers. All camps run 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and children can sign up for just one or more. This is a great way to be active during a school break. Participants must be ages 11-12 years.
TUES • 3/28, 4/4, 4/18
WED • 3/29, 4/5, 4/19
THURS • 3/30, 4/6, 4/20
Members: $45 per day Non-members: $50 per day
Critters Down Under for 4 to 5 year olds
Cassowaries, crocodiles, and more! Australia is home to some of the most unique animals on the planet. Discover these critters from the land down under and explore our Australian Exhibits!
Bear Necessities for 4 to 5 year olds
The Bear necessities of life will come to you in this fun and exciting camp about animals and their basic needs! Explore some of the zoo’s exciting animals and discover what they need to survive!
Color it Wild for 4 to 5 year olds
Stripes, Dots, and Leopard Spots! Create and explore animal art in this wildly exciting hands-on art camp!
Session 1: June 12-16 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Session 2: June 12-16 (12:00pm-3:00pm)
Session 3: July 17-21 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Session 4: July 31-August 4 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Zoo-tastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for 6 to 10 year olds
Join in on the adventure and discover the habitats where some of the zoo’s fantastic beasts are found. Dive into the ocean, wander through the arctic, and scamper through the savanna to unlock the secrets of the places these animals call home.
ZooMazing Race for 6 to 10 year olds
Race around the zoo in this exciting camp about animals! Work as a team to complete challenges, solve puzzles and discover amazing animals from all over the zoo.
Guardians of the Globe for 6 to 10 year olds
Ready to avenge and protect our animal friends? Become a guardian of the globe and learn how to be a superhero of our planet. Discover some of the zoo’s ambassador animals and how you can help their counterparts in the wild!
Paws, Jaws and Claws for 6 to 10 year olds
Why do giraffes have purple tongues, elephants have such big ears and rattlesnakes have rattles? Explore some of the zoo’s most amazing animals and learn about their unique adaptations that help them to survive!
Session 1: June 12-16
Session 2: July 10-14
Session 3: July 24-28
Dinosaurs! for 6 to 10 year olds
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Paleontologist? Dig up the past in this camp, to discover dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. From a Tyrannosaurus Rex to a Saber-tooth cat, the past is full of wild and fun animals
Journey through the Outback
Take a trip to the Australian Continent to find out how crocodiles swim through the streams, how kookaburras can make great alarm clocks, and how koalas can sleep for up to 18 hours a day! From the Great Barrier Reef to the outback, Australia has many curious critters to explore.
Wild Artist for 6 to 7 year olds
Let’s create wild art! Using paint, paper, clay and other different materials make your own art masterpieces and exhibit them at the end of the week art show.
Just Zoo It! for Ages 8 to 10
Zookeeper isn’t the only job at the zoo! Discover all the different jobs here at the zoo including commissary, conservationist, veterinarian, behaviorist, educator, park operations and many more! Each day you will be able to learn about a new part of how we run the zoo.
Enrichment & Training for 8 to 10 year olds
Have you ever wondered how keepers keep animals at the zoo busy? Or how they get a polar bear to come inside? Discover the wonders of training and the importance of Enrichment in the zoo.
New! Junior Zookeeper II
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper? In this section of Junior Zookeeper we will focus on Large mammals, the aquarium and amphibians. Discover the challenges of working with an animal much larger than you and dive into what it is like to work as one of the Zoo’s aquarists. You will get the chance to clean exhibits and prepare diets—even go behind the scenes!
New! Junior Zookeeper I for 11 to 14 year olds
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper? In this section of Junior Zookeeper we will focus on small mammals, birds and reptiles. Find out what it is like to work in our Nature’s Neighborhood exhibit. You will get the chance to clean exhibits and prepare diets—even go behind the scenes!
New Additions! Leaders of the Pack for 12 to 15 year olds
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (M, T, F) Overnight Adventure (W 6pm- Th 10am)
Challenge yourself in this camp all about being a leader! New this year you will get a chance to try our Ariel Adventure Course. Join in on a conservation project, create your very own video for a zoo animal, and work with the education department to engage the public! Also campers will be able to spend the night in the Toledo Zoo’s aquarium!
Conservation Explorers for 11 to 15 year olds
Make a difference! Help Zoo staff with a conservation project, learn about the many ways the Zoo helps animals in the wild, and take a trip into the field for some first-hand conservation.
Fishing Camp for 8 to 10 year olds
If you like to fish or have always wanted to try but have not had the opportunity, this camp is for you! Learn the basics from rigging your pole to properly baiting your hook. Daily trip to local ponds, a charter trip on Lake Erie and a fishing derby on Friday are part of the excitement. Rods, reels and bait are provided but if you like, you may bring your own gear.
Fishing Camp for 11 to 14 year olds
If you like to fish, this camp is for you! Daily trips to local ponds, a charter trip on Lake Erie, a trip to Stone Lab fish hatchery at Put-In-Bay (fishing included) and a fishing derby are part of the excitement. Rods, reels and tackle are provided but please feel free to bring your gear if you wish.
Ann Arbor Area Homeschool Overnight
• Take a special night hike to see some
animals that come out in the dark
• Meet touchable animals up
close and personal
•Enjoy dinner, snack, and
breakfast at the Zoo
•Participate in games and hands on activities that also meet many scout requirements
• Make enrichment for some of our zoo animals
• Learn about how we take care of animals at the zoo from one of our zookeepers
•Go home with your own souvenir cup and Snooze patch
•Children participants must be
at least 6 years old
•Children must have an adult
•Space is limited to 100
Price: $35 per participant
(children and adults)
Fees: T-shirts $10
Stay overnight at the Toledo Zoo in this adult’s only experience!
Friday, February 10
What do you do on an Adult Overnight?
• A guided experience meeting and working with Zoo professionals
• Pizza and Salad Dinner
• Continental breakfast
• Night tour of the Zoo
• Meet and touch live animals
• Optional Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour on Saturday, February 11 at special 50% off rate
Time: 7 p.m. to approximately 10 a.m. the following morning
Price: $50 per person
Group size limited to 26 adults
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
2 Hippo Way, Toledo, Ohio 43614
Main Line: 419-385-5721 • Information Line: 419-385-4040