PreK – 3rd grade
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Before/Aftercamp available*

Can a shark smell? What does a stingray eat? What’s it like to touch a horseshoe crab? Spend a week exploring the underwater worlds of the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Campers will also spend time visiting Texas Discovery Gardens for a special experience in these week-long camps.


We offer half-day (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or full-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) camps. This immersive, nature-based program is a good option for parents who want a unique preschool program for their children.

August 3-7

Cost: Half-day camp $140/week; full-day camp $210/week. Beforecamp: $25/week; Aftercamp (for full-day campers only): $50/week.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

June 22-26, July 20-24

Cost: $210/week. Beforecamp: $25/week; Aftercamp: $50/week

2nd and 3rd Grades

July 6-10, July 27-31

Cost: $210/week. Beforecamp: $25/week; Aftercamp: $50/week

From Land to Sea – Partner Camp with Texas Discovery Gardens (Grades 4 & 5)

A special camp designed just for 4th and 5th graders! Take a journey from land to sea without leaving Dallas! Spend three days at Texas Discovery Gardens exploring the exciting things that live above, in and underneath gardens; then spend two days at the Children’s Aquarium learning about the underwater world. This camp includes a staff-supervised sleepover on Thursday night at the Children’s Aquarium.

July 13-17

Cost: $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members of the Dallas Zoo or Texas Discovery Gardens).

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

**Registrations must be completed as a single transaction to receive 5% multiple camp discount.

All camp sales are final. No refunds will be given for cancelled camp reservations or camp withdrawals. A program credit may be issued based on circumstance. The credit may be used for any education program or camp at the Dallas Zoo. Credit will not be issued for cancellations made within 48 hours of your scheduled enrollment or for no-show participants. All programs will take place rain or shine. The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to cancel or change any program for reasons we deem appropriate. In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.

Toilet Training

All camp participants must be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom). Our definition of toilet trained means that the child is not wearing pull-ups and is able to manage his/her own clothing by him/herself.


All requests to be placed on a waitlist must be submitted in writing to Education@DallasZoo.com. Phone or in-person requests cannot be accepted. Please include first and last name of adult contact, phone, and email. For each child, please include first and last name, grade level and camp title/date. You will be contacted directly in the event a space becomes available. Incomplete waitlist requests will not be considered.

The Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park are licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours. Contact us at Education@DallasZoo.com or 469.554.7300.