All sessions of ZooCamp teach an appreciation for and understanding of animals and nature through live animal interactions, animal observations, environmental games, arts & crafts, and many other exciting activities. ZooCamp sessions emphasize the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship. Each session focuses on a different aspect of animal life. Sessions are offered for children entering grades K-8. All sessions of ZooCamp are aligned with Maryland State Curriculum Standards for Science.
Zoo Camps are a wonderful way to engage your child this spring or summer in a fun filled, all about animals experience. Gift Certificates can be purchased for camp(s) by contacting the Education Department at 410.546.3440. Click here to download Zoo Camp Brochure and registration form.
Home School Workshops
Home School Workshops provide the opportunity for teaching parents to provide their children a fun, science themed, educational workshop. Workshops are geared for multilevel age groups and are held at the Salisbury Zoo Education Center. Each workshop includes a discussion on the given topic, live animal presentations, when available and a hands-on activity or game.
January 2: Snuggling Down for the Winter 10:00-10:45
January 16: Snuggling Down for the Winter 3:00-3:45
February 6: Unusual Animals 10:00-10:45
February 20: Unusual Animals 3:00-3:45
March 6: Slime, Slime, Fur & Feathers 10:00-10:45
March 20: Slime, Slime, Fur & Feathers 3:00-3:45
April 3: Local Invertebrates 10:00-10:45
April 17: Local Invertebrates 3:00-3:45
May 1: Australia 10:00-10:45
May 15: Australia 3:00-3:45
This free program is intended for preschool children and their parents. Four and five year old children and accompanying adults are invited to join Wildlife Interpreters for an animal story, fun and sometimes silly songs and games and related craft project. This program is not intended for large groups or daycare centers.
Feel free to join us every Tuesdays at 10:00 am, March through November.
Whether you are turning two years old or seventy-four years old, a Wild Party at the Zoo is a great way to celebrate. You can schedule a party to celebrate any occasion, not only your birthday!
For only $100, Friends of the Salisbury Zoo members ($130 non-members) can celebrate with the animals. Party-goers will enjoy making animal buttons and having Zoo animals join the party. The birthday boy or girl receives a special gift from the Salisbury Zoo! We provide the craft materials and the animal presentation for the party. You provide the decorations, food and of course, the guests. The party is scheduled for an hour and a half which allows plenty of time to eat cake and ice cream and to open gifts. After the party, participants can enjoy exploring through the Zoo and time playing on Ben’s Red Swings playground.
Wild Parties take place in the ESBA Education Center and can be scheduled year-round. Because the party takes place inside, the program is not weather-dependent.
To find out more information on family programs, contact the Education Department.