Camp Zoofari Tween (City)


Camp Zoofari Tween

Camp Zoofari Tween offers special themed sessions just for teens ages 11-13.   Tween camps meet on a Wednesday series from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tweens can choose to attend just one, several, or all 6 sessions throughout the summer. Campers will explore the zoo with their peers, interact with zoo animals and staff, and learn more about their world. 


Sessions 2021
Session 1 / June 23rdWildlife & Conservation Careers (5 spots left!)

Tweens will get a glimpse and overview of several wildlife and conservation science careers, which can offer insight as they choose their high school coursework and college majors. Visits may include the following professions: zookeeper, animal curator, wildlife rehabilitator, veterinarian, wildlife scientist, botanical curator, environmental educator. 


Session 2 / June 30th: Zoo STEM (JUST ADDED!)

Tweens will discover that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is applied to everything we do at the Zoo. Students will explore first hand how science is important at the Zoo - what and how animals are fed, the technology behind exhibit design, how exotic plants must be managed, and more. Camp teams will apply science to solve problems and create projects.


Session 3 / July 7th Myth Busters (5 spots left!)

Tweens will investigate many myths, superstitions, and legends about animals, and will find evidence of truth or debunk these falsities.  


Session 4 / July 14th: Zoo Life (JUST ADDED!)

Tweens will learn how we keep zoo animals entertained and their lives enriched. They will work in teams to develop tools and techniques to enrich the quality of life for some of our animal residents. Team research and STEM principles will be put into practice. 


Session 5/ July 21st The Science of Gross (5 spots left!)

Tweens will get to experiment and play with the science of gross in this sampler of the gross found in and made by nature. 


Rates 2021

Sessions can be purchased singly or by package(s).

Daily Rate: $45

Package A: 3-Session Series: $120

Package B: 2-Session Series: $80

Member & City/County Employee Series Rate: 15% off daily or package price


DISCOUNTS:  A discount is offered to parents / guardians that are Zoo members and City of Evansville / Vanderburgh County employees. 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.  The regular price rate will display in your cart until discounts are applied UPON CHECKOUT.  Apply code ServeEvv to the cart at checkout. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY THIS DISCOUNT IF YOU ARE LOGGED IN AS A MEMBER.

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



Camp extras 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 single-day TWEEN camps. Camp shirts are no longer required, but can be purchased separately as a souvenir. When ordering shirts, please choose the date of camp on the registration form.


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 $10 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: Before you begin registration, please log in if you are a member.

Click on "Other Dates" to enroll in more than one day of camp on this registration form.

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.