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Summer Camps at the Abilene Zoo Will Keep the Kids Happy and Busy

Kiddos are about to be out of school but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. The Abilene Zoo is registering now for their annual summer camp classes.

The classes are for Pre-schoolers up to 7th grade and start as early as June 6th.

Classes cover learning about animals (for the little ones), learning how the zoo works, learning about animals that hunt, how animals disguise themselves, native Texas animals, and more.

The classes are week long, usually from 9 am – 3 pm and there are a variety of subjects to choose from in each age group. It sounds like lots of fun but classes are filling fast and some are already closed. Be sure to check the zoo website for expanded classes and after camp care.

Pre-School Classes:

  • Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
  • 9 am -11:30 am or 12:30 pm – 3 pm
  • $80 for members/$90 for non-members
  • classes are as follows
  1. Artsy Animals: June 6-10 (full) or July 25-29 (a.m. is full)
    Learn about animal patterns
  2. Hop To It: June 27-July 1(a.m. is full)
    Learn about how animals get off the ground

Ages 5 and Kindergarten

  • 9am – 3 pm
  • $140 for members/ $160 for non-members
  • classes are as follows-
  1. Scales, Feathers & Fur:  June 13-17 or July 18-22 (full)
  2. Night & Day: June 27-July 1 or August 1-5 (full)

 Entering 2nd or 3rd Grade:

  • 9 am – 3 pm
  • $140 members/$160 non-members
  • classes are as follows
  1. African Safari: June 20-24  or July 18-22 (Camps are full)
  2. Chomp: July 4-8 (open) or August 8-12 (full)
    Learn how animals catch their food

Entering 4th or 5th Grade:

  • 9 am – 3 pm
  • $140 members/$160 non-members
  • classes are as follows:
  1. Endangered: July 11-15 (open) or August 1-5 (full)
    Learn about endangered animals and how to save them
  2. Zoo School: June 20-24 (full)

Entering 6th or 7th Grade:

  • 9 am – 3 pm
  • $140 members/$160 non-members
  • classes are as follows:
  1. Junior Zoo Keeper: July 4-8
    Learn how to take care of the animals and shadow different departments.
  2. Zoo School:  June 20-24 (full)
    Learn all about the zoo and how we care for the animals

For more information on the classes, prices or age groups please contact the education department at (325) 676-6487 or visit the Abilene Zoo website.

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