African Lion

African Lion

The African lion is the second largest cat, with males weighing up to 550 pounds and females weighing between 260 and 400 pounds.

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Seasonal Camps

Wild Friday Camp

Friday November 28, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Parents, need some extra time to start your holiday shopping or clean up post-Thanksgiving? Bring your kids to the zoo for an exciting, educational event! This all-day camp for kids ages 6-12 will help you find time to yourself while your children enjoy a fun-filled day at the zoo! Campers will be grouped with similar-aged children to tour the zoo, see animals up close, play games and make awesome crafts! Lunch (a pizza party!) is included.

Minimum number of participants required to hold camp. Reservations are required; register online at, call (315) 435-8511 x124/x205 or email

$55 per child, members | $65 per child, non-members

Sessions fill fast, sign up today!

Holiday Break Camp

Monday December 22, and Tuesday December 23, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parents, want to get a jump on the holiday break this year? Do you have any last minute shopping to do? Bring your kids to our exciting Holiday Zoo Camp available for kids age 6-12. Activities include zoo tours, games, animal demonstrations, craft, snacks, movie and pizza party lunch! Activities will be different each day, so come for one-or both!

Minimum number of participants required to hold camp. Reservations are required; register online at, call (315) 435-8511 x124/x205 or email

$55 per child per day, members |$65 per child per day, non-members

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Minimum number of participants required to hold camp. Reservations are required. For more information, please call Ashlea at (315) 435-8511 x124 or email

If you prefer to pay by check via mail, please download the registration form here and mail it to the address listed on the form.

Camp Registration and FAQs

We strongly encourage you to register online. Registrations mailed in will be filled in the order in which they are received.

If the session you want is filled, please e-mail Ashlea at to be placed on a wait list. All registrations received after camp sessions are full will be held on a wait list. If payment has been made with a personal check/money order, it will be returned to you after the date of the camp has passed. If space becomes available, you will be contacted immediately. Spaces that open will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Reservations are required for all programs. There is limited space in each program so please register early.  A minimum number of registrants is required to run each program.  We reserve the right to cancel a program if the minimum number of registrants is not met. If the zoo cancels the camp session due to lack of enrollment or severe weather, a full refund or program credit will be given.

Cancellation Policy

If your child is enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a child on the wait list can fill the space. If there is no wait list for the session indicated, we cannot issue a refund. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund.

Consent and Waiver Policy

Every participant under the age of 18 without a parent or legal guardian on the premises during the education program must have a signed consent and waiver form on file with the Education Department. This form will be kept on file for one (1) year, so you only need to fill it out once. If your child's medical history, including food allergy or activity restrictions changes, please notify the Education Department to update your file at 435-8511 ext. 124. To download the Education Program Consent and Waiver form, please click here.

Severe Weather Policy

All education programs, including Edventure Academy, camps, and overnights will run as scheduled unless the zoo has been closed by order of Onondaga County administration. Sorry, but no refunds or rain checks will be given for "no shows" for any reason.

For questions about any camp or to check avaliability, contact Ashlea Vallejos at (315) 435-8511 x124.