Safari Camp

Come join us at the zoo for a week long summer camp! The Monterey Zoo summer camp encourages young people to appreciate and gain a better understanding of wildlife through direct interaction with the animals as well as games, arts and crafts, lectures, demonstrations and other exciting activities. All campers receive a camp T-shirt and individual photograph with a zoo elephant. Camp is designed for children between the ages of 7-11, and runs daily for a week, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The dates for 2019 Summer Camps are July 15-19 and July 22-26.

Roar and Smores ~ Dinner and Campfire

Add another layer of excitement to your child’s week long zoo adventure. Roar and Smores gives kids the opportunity to enjoy some evening time at the zoo. Campers experience a nocturnal flashlight safari, a campfire dinner, games and fireside snack. Roar and Smores dates typically happen the Friday night of each camp week if enough participants sign up for the activity.

Camp Fees

$325 (non-member) or $300 (member) per child per week
$100 additional per child for Roar and Smores (July 19 with enough interest)

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Daily Tours
1:00 PM everyday
3:00 PM June – August

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Daily Tours
$20 ages 15 and up
$16 for children 14 & under

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Annual Passes

Enjoy the Zoo year-round!
Individual and Family Plans Available
Starting at only $35

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While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.

Contact Info

400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908 Phone: 831-455-1901