Registration is now open for Summer Zoo Camp at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The camp runs from June 7 to Aug. 13 and is open to children ages 3 to 8.

Full-day and half-day options include hands-on science activities, guided zoo tours, crafts and up-close animal encounters. Masks will be required for all staff and campers, and the camp will be held exclusively outside in shaded areas away from the public. Campers will stay in assigned groups with their designated instructor.

The zoo is also offering a virtual Camp in a Box option for campers who wish to participate at home instead of in person. Remote campers are sent a box of materials that allows them to explore science activities and crafts at home, including pre-recorded behind-the-scenes videos from the zookeepers.

To register and view a complete list of safety protocols, visit

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