Kids can have a wild summer at these family favorite animal and nature camps near Dallas and Fort Worth! Parents are sharing their picks for the best local summer camps where kids can explore the outdoors, learn about the environment, and get up close with animals. Check the map to find one near you.

If your kid has gone to one of these nature and animal summer camps, please add a comment to share your review! Or submit a new recommendation to tell us about another camp we should add to the list.

Find more parent-recommended options for all interests on our Dallas summer camp guide.

    Perot Museum of Nature & Science - Discovery Camp

     (1405.8 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Grade K-5

    Stephanie W.:  The Perot Museum of Nature & Science has great camps this summer! Campers will keep busy with hands-on exploration and activities including science experiments, engineering challenges, art projects, paleontology, and more!

    Dallas Zoo - Wild Adventures Camps

     (1407.2 mi)

    1 day, 1 week, full day

    Grade K-6

    Stephanie W.:  The Dallas Zoo's Wild Adventures Summer Camps feature behind the scenes tours, games, creative projects, close-up animal encounters, and more fun!

    Fort Worth Zoo - Summer Zoo Camp

     (1443.3 mi)

    1 & 2 days, 1 week, half day/full day/overnight


    Age 3-17

    Stephanie W.:  The Fort Worth Zoo's Summer Zoo Camp gives campers the opportunity to explore the Zoo in a wild way! Get up-close and personal with activities like feeding the animals, behind the scenes tours, learning about the different zoo departments and there is even an overnight camp that includes dinner, a night hike, and a deeper look in to nocturnal animals!

Primary photo:   Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Upparent collects community-submitted recommendations and reviews, and any ideas that are shared reflect the opinions of individual contributors.

View Map
3 places in this list