Preschool thru 5th Grade Camps
June 23 – August 8, 2014

Join the Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park for WILD ADVENTURES this summer! Each camp is jam-packed with exciting and educational tours, games, arts and crafts, and up close animal encounters.

Summer Camp enrollment is based on the grade level camper will be entering in Fall 2014**.

  • Beforecamp: $25/week
  • Aftercamp: $50/week

Camp H2O at the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park (5 days)

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 this week-long camp.

Camp H2O: Preschool (3 yrs – 5 yrs)

  • August 4-8

Cost: Half day (9 am- Noon) $140/week (no member discount); Full day (9 am – 3 pm) $210/week (no member discount). Aftercamp is available for full day campers only.

Camp H2O: Kinder-1st Grade

  • June 23-27 – Sold Out
  • July 21-25 – Sold Out

Cost: $210/week (no member discount for this camp). Camp runs 9 am - 3 pm.

Camp H2O: 2nd-3rd Grade

  • July 7-11 – Sold Out
  • July 28-August 1

Cost: $210/week (no member discount for this camp). Camp runs 9 am - 3 pm.

From Land to Sea: 4th-5th Grade

At Children's Aquarium and Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park (5 days)

Children's Aquarium at Fair Park
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, and then spend two days at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park learning all about the underwater world. This camp includes a staff supervised sleepover on Thursday night at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park.
  • July 14-18

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

General Scheduling Information

**We strictly enforce grade level requirements. Campers enrolled in the wrong grade level will be removed from the camp without a refund. They will be given the opportunity to enroll in the appropriate grade level camp and placed on the waitlist if the appropriate camp is sold out.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

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 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.


You may request to be placed on a waitlist if your camp selection is sold out. Each camp waitlist is limited to the first 8 complete requests received. Please read instructions carefully – incomplete requests will not be considered. Requests must be submitted by email. Phone or in-person requests cannot be accepted. Complete requests will receive an email response from Dallas Zoo Education within 48 hours acknowledging receipt. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted directly. Please be aware that space may open as little as 24 hours prior to the first day of camp. If you would like to be removed from a waitlist, please let us know as soon as possible in order to give the opportunity to another camper. Buddy requests cannot be accommodated for waitlisted campers.

To be placed on a waitlist, please submit your e-mail request EXACTLY as follows to Education@DallasZoo.com.



Adult Contact Information:

  • First and last name
  • Relationship to camper
  • Phone #
  • E-mail address

For EACH Camper:

  • First and last name
  • Grade level entering in Fall 2014
  • Camp name
  • Camp date

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 Aquarium hours.