Salisbury Zoo


 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. 



 Summer Camp

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 443.944.0636. Click here to download Zoo Camp Brochure and registration form.
Click HERE for schedule and online registration. 

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.

All programs are 45 minutes long.  Elementary level is held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 am.  Each session is a different topic.  Middle School level is offered the first Thursday of the month at 11am. Workshops are $6 a child. Call 443-944-0636 to register.





All 10:00am         

Sept. 6 

Australian Animals

Sept. 20

Endangered Animals

Oct. 4

Everybody Needs a Home

Oct. 18

Nocturnal Animals

Nov. 1 

Traveling to Your Winter Home

Nov. 15



Dec. 6

Pet Enrichment

Dec. 20

Snuggling Down for the Winter

January - May TBA


Middle School

 All 11:00am               

Sept. 6

Good Buddies- Symbiosis

Oct. 4 

Oh Deer!  How many can live here?

Nov. 1

Hibernate, Migrate or Resist?

Dec. 6

Big Cats

January - May TBA


Story Time

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. Groups will need to schedule a program through the education department.
Feel free to join us every Tuesdays at 10:00 am, starting in March and going through the end of September.



Wild Parties

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.  We can also provide food options for your group.  You provide the decorations 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.
HERE is a photo of the room for your consideration
Wild Party Flyer
Wild Party Rules and Regulations
Add-On Options 

Wild Party Sleepover option

For older children, we can fuse a ZooSnooZ with a Wild Party.  By intertwining party activities with our standard nocturnal activities, we can create an unforgettable birthday sleep over.  ZooSnooZ information and pricing can be found here.
For additional details or to book a date call 443-944-0636
Program Listing   Program Pricing

To find out more information on family programs, contact the Education Department.