Creature Construction

2nd-3rd Grade | Elephants and Tigers

Camp Description

Denver Zoo has some pretty amazing habitats, but even animals can sometimes use a little home improvement! Can your camper become an exhibit designer by constructing some unique solutions to help our residents?

Day Overview

**Schedule Subject to Change

Question of the Day

AM: Can you design a fun, new way for a mammal to enter their exhibit from a different room? PM: Can you modify this so that the animal can go out/travel around the zoo?

Zoo Exploration

Toyota Elephant Passage and The Edge. What did we see? How did this help us solve the Question of the Day?

Animal Experience

What animal(s) did we meet in our classroom? Why did we meet the ones we did?

Engineering Challenge

Campers build a fun, new way for a mammal to enter its exhibit from a different room.

Further Exploration

What areas of the zoo did we explore in the afternoon? How did this help us better understand/apply the Question of the Day?

Taking It Home

What are some things we’ve learned today that we can share with others? What can we teach them about designing homes for animals?


  • Please review IMPORTANT INFORMATION, as well as our Policies and Procedures, to ensure you and your child are ready for camp.
  • Campers must bring a lunch, water bottle, and dress for the weather (plus lots of walking!). As most animal exhibits are outside, we WILL go outside every day.
  • A photo ID is required every day at pick up. Please notify the staff ahead of time if someone who is not on the authorized pick-up list will be picking up your child.
  • To contact us during the day, add authorized pick-ups, or to arrange a late arrival/early pick-up, call the Guest Care Center at 720-337-1400.

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