Ages 5 to 12 years
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

It takes way more than a shovel and some food to take care of zoo animals. Sometimes it’s sweet, sometimes it’s cute, sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s wacky, sometimes it’s frustrating, and sometimes it’s just plain ICKY! Spend a day or the whole week investigating what it takes to be a member of an animal care team, and keeping a zoo running from sun up to sun down all year long.

Jackson Zoo Camps are all about animals, the environment, personal growth, team work, and FUN. Plus, all lesson plans follow the Mississippi state mandated education guidelines, and the daily activities include:

  • Animal Encounters
  • Guided Zoo Hikes
  • Behind the Scenes Mini Tours
  • Keeper Chats
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Lessons
  • Snacks

Full Week for Jackson Zoo Members: $130
Full Week for Non-members : $145
Daily rate: $45

Early care 8 to 9 a.m. $6 per day or $30 for the week
Late pick ups 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. $9 per day or $45 for the week

Pack a lunch for your child, or order from Back Yard Burgers IN ADVANCE.



June 3rd – 7th (cut off for sign up May 29th)

June 10th – 14th (cut off for sign up June 5th)

June 24th –  28th (cut off for sign up June 19th)

July 8th –  12th (cut off for sign up July 3rd)

July 15th – 19th (cut off for sign up July 10th)

Call 601-352-2580 ext 240 or email to register your child.