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Safari Mini-Camps

A great alternative to sitting at home during those school holidays! Participate in animal encounters, special zoo experiences, active tours, lively games and creative activities. Camp sessions are available for children in PreK through 3rd grade. PreK children must be 4 years old in order to attend Denver Zoo camps. Each camp runs from 9am-4pm, and includes light morning and afternoon snacks. Children need to bring their own lunches. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available. 

PLEASE NOTE: This year we are not offering Safari Mini-Camps in October.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We look forward to having your children join us in our November, December, January and February Safari Mini-Camps!  We will also have Spring Safari Mini-Camps in late March. Please check back for those details later.  Thank you!



Per day / per camper is $49 for Denver Zoo Members and $53 for Non-Members.


  • If you are a Denver Zoo Member, you MUST login correctly to receive discounted member rates for Safari Mini-Camps.  If you have never signed in before and/or have never changed your User Name, then your 6-digit Member ID number should be entered as the User Name.  Your password is your zip code, unless you have previously changed your password information in the online system.
  • Register online or for more information call 720.337.1408 or email

Scholarships are available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, do not register online. Download the Denver Zoo Scholarship Fund application, or contact us at or 720.337.1408 to have an application sent to you.

Below is a copy of our policies posted on our website.
Due to a historically increasing high volume of special requests, we have instigated the following policies.  Exceptions will not be made to these policies so please be sure you understand and agree to them prior to registering your child for camp.  Thank you for your interest in our Safari Mini-Camps program!

Cancellation Fee - $10 PER Child/PER Camp.  You may cancel a camp only if you request to do so via email at least 5 business days prior to the start date of your camp.  Within four business days of your camp date, all sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
If you need to request a cancellation, you must notify us in writing via email at:

Transferring to Another Date Fee - $5 PER Child/PER Camp.  You may request to transfer your child to a different day of camp only if you request to do so via email at least 5 business days prior to the start date of your camp.   We will accommodate your request as long as there is an opening in the correct grade-level camp the date you are requesting.  Within four business days of your camp date, all sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
If you need to request a transfer, you must notify us in writing via email at:

If the Zoo must cancel a program, full refunds will be issued.

It is no longer possible for Denver Zoo to maintain a courtesy wait list for camps.                                                                                                                   

Safari Mini-Camp grade levels: PreK, K&1st grade and 2&3rd grade.  Please register your child in their current grade level. 

If I have questions regarding Safari Mini-Camps, whom may I contact?
The easiest option is to email us at You may also call 720.337.1408 for assistance. This is a very busy phone line so you please be prepared to leave a detailed message.





Fall Safari Mini-Camps


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ewwww! Explore strange animals with gross habits and disgusting behaviors! (Just in time to discuss the newly-learned facts at the Thanksgiving table!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Friends and Food

Explore the bond between animal friends and the relationship of predators and their prey.


Winter Safari Mini-Camps


Monday, December 21, 2015
Enter the Rainforest

Sure, there's lots of rain in the rainforest, but what else makes these jungle homes unique?


Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Jungle Connections

Reflect upon the relationships of animals in the rainforest and how they rely on each other for survival.  Delve into the jungle's circle of life!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Jungle to Jungle

Take an imaginary trek around the globe to explore the many faraway places that are home to jungle animals.  (This can all be done from the comfort of your Denver Zoo!)

Monday, December 28, 2015
Primate Party

Get down with our primate cousins!  Apes, monkeys, lemurs and more!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Zoo Cats and Dogs

Discover amazing cats and dogs with super abilities to jump, prowl, and hunt.  Lions, Tigers and Wolves, Oh My!


Monday, January 4, 2016

Swim, Slither and Hop

Admire all of the awesome adaptations of amphibians (and reptiles) that slither, swim and hop.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Arctic Adventures

What are the North and South poles like?  "Visit" the arctic to discover more about the animals that call these frozen landscapes home.


Monday, February 15, 2016

Dangerous and Deadly

The deadliest venom?  Is it spider or snake?  Delve into the realm of the dangerous and deadly - from expert predators to elusive prey!


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