Where: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA 94132
Times: For the younger kids the zoo camp only lasts for a morning or afternoon but from grades 1 through 7 it’s a full day of fun from 9 am to 4 pm.
Phone: (415) 753-8135
Costs: Per week: Grades Pre-K-K (must be at least 4 years): 9 am to noon or 1 pm to 4 pm; SFZS Members $215; Non-members $255; Grades 1-5 and Wellness 101 Camp: 9 am to 4 pm; SFZS Members $295; Non-members $340; Grades 6-7: 9 am to 4 pm (two-week program); SFZS Members $575; Non-members $675; Early drop off and late pick up are available – they do however incur an extra fee.
If you are concerned about the fate of animal species and the kids enjoy being near animals then the SF Zoo program is excellent for youngsters. They will learn about the purpose of zoos; have some hands-on experience with animal care, wellness, and enrichment and participate in conservation projects. Older children will be exposed to the various possibilities of zoo careers. Each summer camp is specifically graded providing age-appropriate activities to ensure a well-rounded experience. All the schedules for summer camps are available on the website.