Field research camp at Air Hike

The North Carolina Zoo's Wild Animal Science Camp engages campers with techniques and technology that scientists use to study wildlife at the Zoo and around the world. Campers will engage in the same kinds of activities that guide the Zoo's field biologists when they are working in the wild to save free-ranging elephants, gorillas, vultures and more. They will use camera traps, help solve human-wildlife conflict, learn to identify footprints, and study the behavior of the Zoo’s animals. At the end of the first day, students will camp by the Watani Grasslands habitat and conduct night-time research on Zoo animals and native wildlife.

Please contact with any questions regarding Wild Animal Science Camps or follow this link.

Camp fees cover all expenses. The estimated cost of goods and services for this camp is $30. All or nearly all of the remaining cost should be tax-deductible as a donation to the NC Zoo Society. Donations support Zoo wildlife conservation projects.


Junior Wild Animal Science Camps

For rising 6th - 8th graders

Date: June 20-21 and September 19-20, 2020 (two-day Junior Camp)

Junior Wild Animal Camp Tuition
NC Zoo Society members: $449
Non-members: $499


Senior Wild Animal Science Camp

For rising 9th graders - College freshmen

Date: June 27-28, 2020

Senior Wild Animal Camp Tuition
NC Zoo Society members: $449
Non-members: $499