Play Date At Denver Zoo


Camp Description

Animals at the Zoo have fun in many ways! We take play seriously, and need your camper to help create new forms of engagement for animals and humans alike!

Day Overview

**Schedule Subject to Change. Ask your camper the questions below to learn about their day!

Question of the Day

Can you design a toy for Billy the elephant that helps him get his wiggles (energy) out!

Zoo Exploration

Toyota Elephant Passage. What toys (enrichment) did we see? What did we learn about Billy the elephant?

Animal Experience

What animal(s) did we meet in our classroom? Did the animal like to play? What toys did the animal play with?

Engineering Challenge

Campers design a toy to help an elephant get his ‘wiggles’ out. How did we design the toy? Did we think an elephant would have fun with their toy? How does playing help an elephant?

Further Exploration

What areas of the zoo did we explore in the afternoon? How do other animals get their wiggles (energy) out?

Taking It Home

How do toys keep elephants healthy? Do you have toys that keep YOU healthy too?


  • 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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If your camper liked Summer Safari, they will LOVE Fall, Winter, and Spring Safari Mini-Camps! When school is out, Safari Camp is in! These camps run from November through March. There’s a Safari for every season!

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