Camp Zoofari Mini (City)

Camp Zoofari Mini

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is THE place for your kids this summer.  With 6 sessions of hands-on, interactive, and FUN camps, you can be assured that your kids are making great summer memories—and learning something too!


Camp Zoofari Minis are a weekly camp series for campers ages 3-5. Mini camps meet 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. once a week for 6 weeks.  We offer two camp registration options: Tuesdays or Thursdays. 


Campers will explore the outdoors at the zoo, interact with animals, investigate science, play in the children’s forest and gardens, design and create projects, and have adventures in our Amazonia rainforest, Asia valley, and African panorama. These camps will fill, so register early!


Sessions 2021
Series A:  Tuesdays /  June 15th – July 20th

Series B:  Thursdays /  June 17th – July 22th


Rates 2021

Regular Rate (6 camp sessions): $130

Member Rate: $114 (12% off)

COE/VC Employee Rate: $104 (20% off)


DISCOUNTS:  A discount is offered to parents / guardians that are Zoo members and City of Evansville / Vanderburgh County employees. Only ONE Discount can be applied. Registrants should be logged into the zoo members website, or membership can be purchased or renewed online PRIOR to registering for camp using the membership form on our website.  Employees of the City of Evansville or Vanderburgh County must enter place of employment on the registration form (apply code ServeEvv).  The regular price rate will display in your cart until discounts are applied UPON CHECKOUT. 

DEADLINE for camp registration: Monday at noon, ONE WEEK PRIOR to the first session or when filled.



Camp extras such as t-shirts can be purchased using a separate registration form. This will allow registration and payment for these closer to time for camp sessions. We request that you purchase these extras at least ONE FULL WEEK PRIOR to session start date so we can prepare. 

Please note: Extended care is NOT available for half-day campers. Camp shirts are no longer required, but can be purchased separately as a souvenir. When ordering t-shirts, please choose the date of the first day of camp. Each camper will automatically receive one Camp Zoofari drawstring bag per summer. 


Cancellation Policy

DEADLINE for cancellation: Monday at noon, TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the session.  If cancelled before the deadline, a refund will be issued minus a $25 processing fee.  The zoo reserves the right to cancel any camp with insufficient registrations or due to unforeseen emergency circumstances. If such events occur, a full refund will be issued.


Confirmation Details

RECEIPT – Upon submission of your registration, you will receive a basic confirmation email that will serve as your receipt.  Please save this receipt for tax deduction purposes.  MPZBG Tax ID #: 35-6001021

DETAILS – You will receive another email one week prior to the start of camp with all of the pertinent details to prepare your child for camp.  



If you have any questions, feel free to contact an Education Specialist at 812-435-0809 or We look forward to seeing your child at Camp Zoofari!



The Mesker Park Zoo Education Team


Note: Members should log in before beginning registration.

Note:  you can click on "copy: or "same as above" to autofill entries for multiple sessions / campers. 



Tax ID #: 35-6001021. Please keep your email receipt for your tax deduction records.