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Hattiesburg Zoo Announces Summer Camps


Hattiesburg Zoo Announces Summer Camps

Hattiesburg – The EdZOOcation Department of the Hattiesburg Zoo will once again offer unique learning opportunities for children during a series of Summer Camps being offered in June and July. Throughout the summer, children ages four through thirteen can enjoy the adventures of zoo-life with hands-on activities and enrichment projects.

“Zoo Camps are a great way for children in the area to experience the Hattiesburg Zoo in a very up close and personal way,” said Krissy Hamilton, Education Curator. “With each visit to the Zoo, children become more aware and more appreciative of the wildlife around us, and parents become more aware of the unique opportunities available because of Hattiesburg’s good fortune to have a Zoo. Each camp incorporates hands-on activities, enrichment projects and a behind-the-scenes look at the Hattiesburg Zoo. It is an unforgettable experience for each student.”

Children will experience a “mysteriously” fun time this year at the Hattiesburg Zoo’s Summer Camps! During the week, campers will solve hypothetical zoo mysteries, create treasure maps with clues for animal conservation and even produce a wildlife show. The opportunities for adventure are unlimited for each age group. Below is a schedule and description for Summer Camps offered at the Zoo.


  • June 6-7 (Zoo Tots) :: Ages: 4-5 / Cost: $40 / 9 am - 1pm
  • June 10-14 (Animal Super Sleuths 1) :: Ages: 5-7 / Cost: 150 / 9 am - 4 pm
  • June 17-21 (Animal Super Sleuths 2) :: Ages: 8-10 / Cost: $150 / 9 am - 4 pm

During these camps, campers will receive clues to solve hypothetical zoo mysteries such as “The Rogue Flamingo,” “The Escaped Poacher” and other fun animal riddles.


  • July 8-12 (Extinction Distinction 1) :: Ages: 5-7 / Cost: $150 / 9 am - 4 pm
  • July 15-19 (Extinction Distinction 2) :: Ages: 8-10 / Cost: $150 / 9 am - 4 pm

During these camps, campers will create a treasure map of clues concerning animal conservation. Throughout the week, campers will discover clues that lead them to reasons why animals may be “in danger” and will use their special map to lead the way in saving animals from a fate of extinction!

  • July 23-27 (Nature Rangers) :: Ages 11-13 / Cost: $155 / 9 am - 4pm Tues-Thu w/Overnight on Sat

During this camp, campers will realize that some animals at the zoo are “in trouble!” Campers will learn how to be conservation rangers and protect our animals from all types of harm. The interactive week will end with a Wildlife Show featuring the campers, as well as, a sleepover at the Zoo!

For more information on these camps or to register, contact Education Curator Krissy Hamilton at 601.545.4576 or visit

The Hattiesburg Zoo is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility, in partnership with the City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing and operating tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, visit or contact us at 601.268.3220.