Houston Zoo

Summer Camp 2017

Monday, May. 29, 2017 – Friday, Aug. 11, 2017


Your summer just got wild! Camp Zoofari is the place for kids ages 4 – 16 to learn and have fun with an animal-centered curriculum created just for them.

NEW this year!

  • Before and After Care
  • Camp for 13 to 16 year olds
  • Waitlist for full camps
  • Camp Zoofari for Adults!
  • New camp topics, and more!

Are you jealous of all the fun kids get to have at camp? Well now it’s your turn to join in the fun! Whether you are dropping off your camper or looking for a new experience, Camp Zoofari for Adults is just for you!

Scroll down for all the details, or view our 2017 Camp Policies PDF:

Camp Zoofari Policies 2017

Camp Registration

At this time, there is only availability in select camps. A spot on the waitlist DOES NOT guarantee a position in camp. 

For up to date information regarding all of our educational programming, become a member and receive email updates with all the happenings at the Zoo!

Camp Prices and Times

Summer Camp is from May 29 – August 11, 2017
Full-day camps from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 4-16
Half Day options for campers ages 4-5

Half Day Camp (ages 4-5): $190
Full Day Camp (ages 4-9): $290 – $330
Full Day Camp (ages 10-16): $470

Camp pricing is per week. Topics marked below with an * are priced at $330 due to additional experiences offered. The first and sixth week of camp (5/30 & 7/5) have reduced prices due to the shorter camp weeks for the holidays.


  • Daylight Savings Time, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (last admission 6pm)
    Central Standard Time, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (last admission 5pm)
    Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, All hours subject to change - See website for more details
    Zoo Lights Times: Daytime 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Zoo Lights: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Adults 12-64: $19.95 Children 2-11: $15.95 Seniors 65+: $14.95 Children 1 and under are free. | The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month September through May from 12:00 p.m. until closing. Does not apply to June, July and August.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • The Houston Zoo does not have its own parking lot; free parking is available in Hermann Park. Please note, parking is limited so consider arriving early or using public transportation.

Special Offers / Dining

Wherever you are in the Houston Zoo, you’re never far away from a snack. Cafes, carts and kiosks are located throughout the Zoo and feature items such as burgers, salads, hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, fresh fruit, beverages and more.


Food Trucks

Our chefs are constantly working to provide Zoo guests with exciting new options for refreshments. The latest addition includes themed food trucks with a variety of savory and sweet options. Visit the Masakan truck located near our jaguar habitat for Asian inspired cuisine, and our BBQ Americana trailer for smoked meats and classic sides.


Macaw Café

The perfect place to grab a quick bite as you enter the Zoo, Macaw Café offers a seasonal rotation of market salads and wraps, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fries, and a variety of treats such as parfaits, cookies, trail mix, and fresh fruit.


Herzstein Trading Post

Feeling the need for a sweet treat? Here’s your place. Located at the entrance of African Forest, the Trading Post offers Dole Whips as well as a variety of other snacks and treats, including cookies, large pretzels, and popcorn. You’ll also find beverages like soda, juice and Saint Arnold beer.

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