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Each camp will include behind-the-scenes tours, science education classes, animal encounters, games, crafts, experiments, and much more. Campers are about to experience loads of educational excitement and fun, all in the unique and immersive environment found only at the Hattiesburg Zoo! 

OVERNIGHT: Spend the night at the Zoo and learn how animals behave when the sun goes down. This camp is on July 7 from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. and is for ages 13-14. Camp is $45. Campers will need to bring sunscreen, bug spray, sleeping bag, pillow, hygiene materials, and a ready-to-learn spirit! Dinner and breakfast will be provided (pizza and donuts). Teens will be chaperoned throughout the event.

ABCs of the Zoo: Come investigate new and exciting animals every day as we explore the zoo letter by letter! Animal encounters and hands-on activities abound in this fun-filled week for young learners. This camp is for ages 5-6 and is held June 12-16. 

Species Survival Superhero: Learn all about how animals and plants survive in the wild using their amazing abilities, causes of endangerment or extinction, and how zoos are helping animal species stay alive. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it: Become a defender of wildlife and help save the world! This camp is for ages 7-9 and is held June 19-23. 

Jr. Zookeeper (SOLD OUT): Learn what it takes to be a keeper! Your learner will experience training, making diets, and much more in this immersive camp. This behind-the-scenes based camp is perfect for those wanting to become biologists when they grow up! This camp is for ages 10-12 and is held June 26-30.

Fur, Feathers, Shells and Scales: Come discover all the different ways animals cover, camouflage, shelter, and shield themselves. Learn how animals have changed the way they look and behave to help protect themselves. This camp is for ages 5-6 and is held July 10-14.

Born to Be Wild: Come find out what makes an animal act like an animal! Whether alone or in a group, animals have their own unique way of doing things. Learn all about animal behaviors and how they help an animal live and survive.  You’ll see just how these guys put the “wild” in wildlife! This camp is for ages 7-9 and is held July 17-21.

Destination Conservation: Learn what threatens animals in today’s world and what you can do to help keep animals from extinction. We will learn how humans affect the environment around them and how we can make a change for the better. This camp is for ages 10-12 and his held July 24-28.

Camp is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and is $45 per day or $200 for the whole week. Limited spots are available. Individuals are encouraged to secure a place early for their age groups. Additional care is offered each day from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. for $5 per hour.

To register or inquire about summer camps, please email, complete the form online, or call the Zoo at 601.545.4576. Payment is due upon arrival.