Safari Camp

Although the state of California and Monterey County has granted permission for Summer Camps to resume under restricted guidelines, we do not feel bringing a group of children together each day from different environments, affording them the ability mix and mingle then sending them home to environments the other families have no control of is worthy of the risk involved therefore we have decided to postpone our summer camp activities until summer of 2021. We hope you understand. Please be sure to watch for our limited opening soon to enable your kids to enjoy and learn about the animals at Monterey Zoo. We’re doing our best to make their summer all that we feel it can safely be so we can resume the below information AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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 2021 Summer Camps will posted when available.

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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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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Contact Info

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