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 Christmas Day.
  • Adults 12-64 –$16 Children 2-11 – $12 Senior 65+ – $9.50 Children Under 2 – FREE Free Hours: ALWAYS FREE for members and children under 2 years The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month September through May from 12:00 pm until closing. June July and August do not have Free Afternoons.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Parking in Hermann Park and the Zoo's main lot is limited so consider arriving early or using public transportation. Other parking options include using the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza at 6400 Fannin. This facility charges a parking fee.

Special Offers / Dining

Wherever you are in the Zoo, you’re never far away from a snack. Cafes, carts and kiosks are located throughout the Zoo and feature items such as hot dogs, nachos, soft pretzels, popcorn, fresh fruit, cotton candy, sodas, water, sno kones, Dippin’ Dots, Lemon Chill, and more.

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.

Cypress Circle

Centrally located with a great view of Duck Lake and plenty of shade, Cypress Circle offers an ever-changing menu that includes hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, snacks, desserts, sodas, a variety of beers, and frozen alcoholic beverages. There are multiple ordering areas, offerings change all the time, and there are more options on busier days.

Twiga Cafe

Visit Twiga’s spacious, cool dining room to snack on everything from hamburgers to salads to chicken tenders. Pizza, a variety of other kids’ options, and snacks like fresh fruit, cookies, trail mix, and more are also available. You can even sit outside and watch the giraffes or rhinos while you eat!

Herzstein Trading Post

Feeling the need for a sweet treat? Here’s your place. Located at the entrance of African Forest, we serve Blue Bell Ice Cream as well as a variety of other desserts, including cookies, brownies, and floats. You’ll also find beverages like soda, slushes, and coffee

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