Registration Now Open for Dino Camp 2018 -- March 19-23!
We can travel around the world to see different species of animals and plants, but we haven’t yet found a way to travel back in time to see the dinosaurs. Luckily, here at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the dinosaurs are coming to see us, and kids in grades K-5th have the opportunity to spend their spring break learning all about these fascinating prehistoric creatures. Enjoy a week of dino-related fun and games while meeting some of dinosaurs’ modern relatives and experiencing our Dinosauria exhibit at no extra charge!
Camp runs from 9:00-4:00 each day, with optional extended care available from 7:45-8:45 and 4:15-5:15.
Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
Camp $190 $215
Camp + Extended Care $240 $265
For more information on camp policies and procedures, please refer to our Camp Handbook.
Registration closes Monday, March 12 at 11:59 PM
K-1st Grade: Prehistoric Party
You know them by name -- Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus Rex -- but how much do you really know about these prehistoric celebrities? In this camp, we will explore the characteristics of some of the most famous dinosaurs and discover what they have in common with the animals that live today.
2nd-3rd Grade: Tyrannosaurus Treks
At the Zoo, we love to talk about animal adaptations -- body structures and behaviors that help an animal to survive. Dinosaurs had their own sets of adaptations -- strong bones to carry their large weight, walking on two legs or four, methods to defend against predators or catch prey, and more. Come learn about Tyrannosaurus Rex's tiny arms and sharp teeth as we unearth some fascinating fossil facts.
4th-5th Grade: Can You Dig It?
Grab your intellectual chisels and brushes and start digging! Join us as we delve into the world of paleontology by chipping away to unearth the nuts and bolts of our prehistoric pals. Our exploration will take us through the layers of rock to get a glimpse of life on earth at the time of the dinosaurs.
Date Change: A program date change must be made in writing by email or fax at least three weeks prior to the camp start date. Date changes will incur a $25 rescheduling fee per camper.
Cancellation: Cancellations must be received in writing by email or fax at least three weeks prior to the camp start date to qualify for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than three weeks prior to the camp start date. Cancellations will incur a $50 processing fee.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904.757.4463 ext.122
Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.