Summer Camps 2018-08-14T20:25:00+00:00
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Summer Camps

All Cosley Zoo camps meet from 8:45-11:45A Monday-Friday. These interactive learning experiences involve games, activities, crafts, and of course, live animals!


$130/ resident; $160/ non-resident for each camp

Registration for 2018 summer camps opens February 20 for Wheaton Park District residents and March 6 for non-residents. For registration information, please visit


Contact Natasha Fischer at

June 25-29

Zoo Scientists (ages 8-11)

Bring out your inner scientist in this hands-on Cosley Zoo camp! We’ll explore the world of animals and nature through interactive games, activities, and experiments.


July 9-13

Creature Features (ages 4-7)

Spend the week at the zoo discovering unique and useful features animals have that help them to survive. Animals truly are amazing!


July 16-20

Wild About Art (ages 6-11)

Young artists will go wild for this camp, where the zoo’s live animals serve as inspiration for arts and crafts projects. Creativity abounds when the zoo is your art studio!


July 23-27

Colorful Critters (ages 4-7)

Whether they use their colors to camouflage, stand out, or warn other animals of danger, all animals have reasons for being the colors that they are. Learn more about animal coloring through interactive games, crafts, and live animal visits.


July 30-August 3

Zookeeper Camp (ages 12-15)

Ever wondered what a zookeeper does? Join us for a week and participate in some keeper duties–clean a stall, feed an animal or two and much more.


August 6-10

Backyard Buddies (ages 4-7)

From bugs and owls to salamanders and turtles, come investigate the animals that live in our backyards. There are a lot of interesting animals right under our noses!