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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.



October 20, 2014
Creepy Creatures

Ewwww!  Get up close and personal with critters that creep and crawl. Explore strange animals with gross habits, and visit cool creatures of the night in this pre-Halloween camp.

October 21, 2014
Jaws, Paws & Claws

Powerful predators with jaws, paws and claws are often misunderstood.  Meet these animal ‘beasties’ and see their not-so-scary side!  Wear your costume and celebrate with the wildest crowd around.

November 10, 2014
Growing up Wild

Get the inside scoop on some of the zoo’s most popular animal families, and discover how those cute and adorable babies grow up in the zoo and in the wild.

November 26, 2014
Feasts for the Beasts

How do zoo animals celebrate the holidays?  With food and fun, just like you!  Act like a zookeeper and learn the tricks of the trade as you take a peek into Thanksgiving feasts for the beasts at Denver Zoo.

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

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.

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           

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