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 animal. Camp is designed for children between the ages of 7-11, and runs daily for a week, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  

Roar and Smores ~ Dinner and Campfire

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

* In the interests of health, safety and fairness, proof of vaccination is required or camper is required to wear a mask when in close proximity to other campers and/or animals. We hope you’ll understand, our goal is to make our program comfortable to any and all who wish to participate while protecting the health and well being of our animal family. 


                                                                                    AND BEARS… AND YOU!

2022 Summer Safari Camp Complete Registration Packet PDF

To register a camper, please complete the attached PDF and return to or drop completed form off at the Monterey Zoo lobby. You’ll be contacted at your registered phone number for payment arrangements. 

Camp Fees

$385 (non-member) or $350 (member) per child per week
$75 additional per participant for Roar and Smores (July 15th and 29th with enough interest)

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Open 10am-3pm Every Day. (Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

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$35.25 ages 15 and up
$25 ages 2-14 (under 2 free – $8 stroller fee)

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Annual Passes

Enjoy the Zoo year-round!
Individual and Family Plans Available
Starting at only $110

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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.

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