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Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!
Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

San Joaquin County, CA – This March, Micke Grove Zoo is offering its first public Spring Zoo Camp experience for children ages 5 through 10. Campers will spring into fun as we use our imaginations and the plants and animals living in Micke Grove Zoo and Park to explore the different places animals call “home.” Whether it is a frosty mountain peak or the humid heat of a rainforest jungle, we’ll be questing after some of the most unique animal habitats in the world.

Campers will venture across the oak woodlands in search of squirrels, galls and forest surprises; dive into the world of inland water bodies springing to life with microscopic creatures; climb the ladder of the rainforest canopies; safari across the sands in search of life in the desert; and explore the mysteries of the deep dark ocean. No other local adventure could ever compare!

Spring Zoo Camp is from 9AM to 12PM the week of March 23 through 27 and includes traditional Micke Grove Zoo Camp activities such as animal encounters, zoo tours, games, and crafts. Campers can also be registered for an extended camp experience on a daily basis for an additional fee. The extended day camp begins at 12PM and concludes at 4PM.

The cost of registering a child for the half-day, week-long Zoo Camp is $95 for members of the Micke Grove Zoological Society and $110 for non-members. The cost of registering each child for the extended day camp is $25 per day for members and $35 per day for non-members. In addition to the camp experience, fees include a camper t-shirt, snacks, and a drop-off/pick-up parking permit. Extended day camp participants will need to bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required for all camps and can be completed at MGZOO.COM under the Education and Programs tab. Open registration ends at 11:59PM PST on Friday, March 20.

For kids too young to join us for Zoo Camp, parents can register their toddlers for our “Zoo Tots” “Mommy/Daddy-and-Me” weekly classes. Families can also sign up for “Toys for Critters” and create toys and treats for zoo wildlife, helping zoo staff to enrich the lives of our captive animal collection.

The Micke Grove Zoo Education Department is managed by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, a non-profit organization serving to help San Joaquin County enhance Micke Grove Zoo. Micke Grove Zoo is located inside Micke Grove Regional Park at 11793 N. Micke Grove Road in Lodi, CA. It is open every day of the year except Christmas from 10AM to 5PM and the admission gate closes at 4:30PM. Tickets are $5 for guests 14+, $3 for children 3-13, and free for children 2 and under as well as members of the Micke Grove Zoological Society. For more information regarding the zoo, visit MGZOO.COM. For parking information, please visit SJPARKS.COM.