Introducing the all new summer camp experience through Como Park Zoo & Conservatory: Camp in a Box! Pre-orders available now!
Host camps from the comfort of your own home!
We know you may not be able to join us at the zoo for camp this summer, so we’re bringing the camp to you! Each box contains elementary age activities for a five-day camp week, including supplies for games, crafts, worksheets, nature scavenger hunts, and more.
Camp in a Box activities are focused on education and fun! You may need to provide your own coloring supplies, glue, and scissors. Camper will enjoy the daily activities and exploring the outdoors.
Camp in a Box will be delivered to your home with 2 hours of hands on, themed elementary age activities for each day of the week. Participants are invited to a virtual session on Wednesdays that include some instruction and zookeeper or gardener encounters!
Purchasing Deadlines and Cancellations
To guarantee delivery by the start of the programs, reservations must be made by Monday the week prior, this will ensure campers are ready for our live programs every Wednesday at 1 PM. All cancellations are subject to a $10 admin fee.
Cost: $100 with free delivery!
Como Friends Members Receive a 10% Discount
Bugmania – July 6 – If you’re big on bugs, then this box is for you! Become a bug expert by diving in for lots of creepy crawly fun. Learn how to tell different bugs apart, bug life cycles, pollination, and how bugs help the earth by decomposing. You may find a new appreciation for bugs you encounter. – PURCHASE BY CLICKING HERE
Nature’s Engineers -July 13 – Explore how scientists look at nature to help solve problems. In this box you will strategize building concepts by using plants and animals as your model for design. Look at some amazing adaptations used by living creatures as you design like a real engineer. – PURCHASE BY CLICKING HERE
Plant & Animal Party -July 20 – Plants and animals have some amazing natural partnerships. Learn how plants and animals help each other survive with this exciting box! Uncover some odd and fascinating animal and plant relationships from around the world and investigate how protection, food, and the web of life plays a role. – PURCHASE BY CLICKING HERE
Backyard Naturalists -July 27 – Support your natural curiosity by discovering nature that is close to home. With this box, you will be encouraged to look closer at the environment around your home and neighborhood. Learn to recognize different habitats where plants and animals live. Make observations about what animals you can find and how they fit in to the ecosystem surrounding you. – PURCHASE BY CLICKING HERE
Sensational Science – August 3 – Become an at home scientist! In this box you will learn how to work through experiments, make scientific observations, and ask questions like a scientist. Learn the basics of the scientific method and how professional scientists apply that to what they are researching. Conduct your own at home research by studying a living thing near or in your own home. – PURCHASE BY CLICKING HERE
Jr. Zookeeper -August 10– Imagine yourself as a zookeeper! With this box you will get an inside glimpse of what it’s like to work as a zookeeper, caring for animals every day. Learn about animal nutrition, exhibit design, and how important it is for zookeepers to solve challenges. – PURCHASE BY CLICKING HERE
For more information call 651-487-8272 Or, click on the camp name above. Discounted rates are available for members of Como Friends.