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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!

2019 Cosley Zoo summer camps

Backyard Buddies | Ages 4-7 | June 17-21
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!

Zoo Scientists | Ages 8-11 | June 24-28
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.

Creature Features | Ages 4-7 | July 8-12
Spend the week at the zoo discovering unique and useful features animals have that help them to survive. Animals truly are amazing!

Wild About Art | Ages 6-11 | July 15-19
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!

Habitat Hunt | Ages 4-7 | July 22-26
From prairies to forests to ponds and so many more, there are many different types of habitats that animals can live in. Learn about some of the different types of habitats and the animals that live in them.

Zookeeper Camp | Ages 12-15 | July 29-August 2
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!

Farmyard Fun | Ages 4-7 | August 5-9
It’s time to spend some time on the farm! Discover animals that call the farm home, including cows, pigs, chickens, and more!

Time: 8:45-11:45A Monday-Friday
Location: Cosley Zoo
Fee: $130/Wheaton Park District resident; $160/non-resident
Registration: Register online at Registration begins 2/19 (R); 3/5 (NR).

For questions about Cosley Zoo camps, please contact Natasha at 630-510-5041 or


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