Spring Break Camp

2023 Spring camp registration will open on January 16th at 9:00am.

We have two types of camp this spring: single day camps, as well as a week-long camp during spring break. Each camp day will feature a live animal presentation, behind-the-scenes tour, crafts, games, and more!

Single-Day Camps:

Registration is on a daily basis.

Dates and Themes:

February 17 – Life After Love

Do you bee-lieveee in life after love? Let’s learn about all the animal love languages!

February 20 – Minion Mayhem

Gru & his minions are ready to show how big groups of animals and their leaders work together!

March 10 – Operation Pollination

Find your wings & fly on over to camp! Spend a day learning all about the small pollinators that make a big difference.

April 7 – Green Thumb

Plant a seed of knowledge and learn about the animals that help the planet by doing their own type of “gardening!”


Time: 9:00am-3:00pm for each day (no stay late option)

Cost: $35/child/day (plus tax) for FOTZ members; $40/child/day (plus tax) for non-members

Age: 6-12 (Can be 5 if they are currently in kindergarten)

Capacity: Maximum of 20-25 students per day


Week-Long Camp:

Registration is for the whole week only (you cannot register for single days during March 13-17).

Dates and Theme: March 13-17 – Pokémon: Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Description: Join us on an adventure with Ash & Pikachu to become the best Pokémon trainer & find all the animals who inspired these creatures! Will you be able to “catch ‘em all?”

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm daily for whole week (no stay late option)

Cost: $155/child/week (plus tax) for FOTZ members; $180/child/week (plus tax) for non-members

Age: 6-12 (Can be 5 if they are currently in kindergarten)

Capacity: Maximum of 30 students for the whole week


Scholarship opportunities are available for spring break week. For more information, please click the button below!

Camp details

Optional Camp T-Shirt: $14/shirt (plus tax) with youth and adult sizes available (additional charges apply for Adult 2XL and 3XL). Available at https://store.topekazoo.org/#/Education.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your camp registration 15 or more days before the start date, the Zoo will refund the registration fee, except for $10 for single-day camp registrations and $25 for the week-long registrations. This fee is applied per child per camp you cancel. The Zoo will not refund any registration fees if cancellation occurs within 14 days of the start date. If space is still available, you may transfer your registration to another camp week for no additional fee. If transferring, it must be to a camp within the same season (i.e. spring camp to spring camp). Please contact (785)368-9137 or education@topekazoo.org to cancel or questions.

Involuntary Removal Policy: If your child's registration in camp is revoked due to behavioral and/or non-compliance issues, then your ability to register for future camps will be forfeit for at least one calendar year from the date of the incident. The zoo reserves the right to extend this policy on a case-by-case basis.

KDHE Required Forms

The Topeka Zoo is a licensed School-Age Program through KDHE; as such, there are some forms we need returned before your child begins camp. These are kept on file for an entire calendar year–so you only need to fill them out once per camp year. These forms will be emailed to you at least two weeks prior to your first camp date, along with the camp letter which will explain all the logistics (drop-off, pick-up, what to bring, etc.).

Please contact the Education Department at 785-368-9137 or education@topekazoo.org with questions.