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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 kids in Pre-K through 3rd grade. Pre-K 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. 


Safari Mini-Camp grade levels: Pre-K, K-1st grade and 2-3rd grade. Please register your child in the grade level they are in currently. 


Per day / per camper is $48 for Denver Zoo Members and $52 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 from our website, or contact us at or 720.337.1408 to have an application sent to you.

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.


December 22, 2014
Snow Safari-Animal Stars: Under the Sea

December 23, 2014
Snow Safari - Animal Stars: Island Adventure 

December 29, 2014
Snow Safari - Animal Stars: African Savanna    

December 30, 2014
​Snow Safari - Animal Stars: Asian Tropics  

Meet animal celebrities from popular kids’ movies as you tour the zoo on the lookout for our very own stars!   Get “pawsome” autographs at up close encounters with featured creatures, watch their starring roles in favorite animated movies, and learn about the real-life habits of these admired animals.  Each camp day features a new movie and cast of critter characters.

January 5, 2015
Too Hot to Handle

Is it getting hot in here? Don’t worry; the animals that you meet in this camp can take the heat!  Find out what it takes for warm weather animals to keep their cool.

January 19, 2015
Too Cold to Hold

Burrr!  Don’t forget your mittens…or blubber, you are going to need them! Discover the built-in tools some animals have for toughing it out in the coldest of conditions.

February 16, 2015
Animals of Toyota Elephant Passage

Meet the amazing animals of Denver Zoo’s newest exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage!  What makes these animals and their home in tropical Asia unique?

February 17, 2015
Animals of Africa

Meet the diverse and exciting animals that call Africa home! Tour Predator Ridge and see what life is like for the animals of the African savanna.

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