Zoo Camp-in-a-Box

Zoo Camp-in-a-Box combines all the fun of our popular Virtual Camp programs with the convenience of a kit service.

There are two ways to enjoy - order one of our seasonal, limited edition camp boxes, or keep the fun rolling all year long with our "Mini" Camp-in-a-Box Subscription Service (new for 2021!)

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Winter Camp-in-a-Box: HOLIDAY HABITATS

 (for ages 6-10)   SOLD OUT!

Just in time for the winter holidays (and school break!),  AND it makes a terrific gift to wrap up for the little animal lover in your life!  What are you waiting for...order yours today!

What's Included:

  • 3 days’ worth of virtual content accessible on-demand via Google Drive*. Each day includes animal encounters, science discussions, a special craft, and a fun science activity to follow along at home.  Worksheets and coloring pages are also included.
    • Day 1: "Cold Weather Critters" - Explore animal adaptations for winter weather and cold climates; make your own snow globe.
    • Day 2: "Feasts for Beasts" - Feasts aren't just for human holidays! We'll study what some animals eat and make our own festive tree garland that doubles as a wild bird feeder.
    • Day 3: "Home for the Holidays" - Take a look at animal gatherings and seasonal migrations and make your very own monocular.
  • PLUS a box that includes all of the craft and activity supplies needed to complete the camp.  All you supply are common household items like scissors, glue, crayons/markers, and adult supervision. 
  • A plush animal “Adventure Buddy” for your camper to enjoy.
  • A personalized holiday card from a Zoo animal friend!   


$75 Non-Members/$65 Members (each box includes supplies for one child participant)

Have more than one child who'd enjoy this gift? You can add supplies for additional participants at $30 each.

How to order:

You can preorder your box by emailing zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov or by calling (765) 807-1555.  

Box Pickup:

Boxes can be picked up in person at the Zoo from December 6th - December 22nd. Your confirmation email will include pick-up time windows and directions.

Free no-contact delivery is available to addresses in Lafayette/West Lafayette. 

Shipping to other addresses may be available for an additional fee (delivery dates for shipment cannot be guaranteed).

*Please note that internet access and a gmail.com address (free to sign up) is required to access virtual content. 

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"Mini" Camp-in-a-Box Subscription Service 2021 Theme: Zoo Passport 

(recommended for ages 6-10)   

Our “Mini” Camp-in-a-Box subscription combines all the fun of virtual learning with the convenience of on-demand access and a pre-packed box of the needed supplies.  Perfect for a weekend adventure or after-school enrichment, each month brings a new Zoo lesson spotlighting a fascinating world location like Australia, Peru, Kenya, and more!  

Our Zoo Educators will guide your child through a virtual animal encounter, nature lesson, and a science exploration or craft.  Your supply box will contain all the special supplies needed to complete the activities (you supply only the basics like crayons, scissors and glue). Fun downloadable extension activities and a special surprise item are included each month! A "Zoo Passport" will arrive with your first box in which to collect a new stamp each month.

Subscription Fees:     

2021 subscription (11 total months) -                                                   $165 Members/$220 Non-Members

Payment is due at the time of enrollment, either in full or broken down into 3 installments:

  • Installment 1: $60 Members/$80 Non-members                                       (January-April) 
  • Installment 2: $60 Members/$80 Non-members                                       (May-August)
  • Installment 3: $45 Members/$60 Non-members                                 (September-November)

*Boxes are not available as individual single-month purchases

Each box includes supplies for one child participant. Have more than one child who'd enjoy this program? Please order a separate box for each participant.

Pick-up and Delivery:

Members receive FREE no-contact delivery to addresses in Lafayette/West Lafayette!  

Non-Members may elect local delivery for an additional $5 per month, per address. Free pick-up at the Zoo will also be available during a specified time frame each month.

Shipping to non-local, domestic addresses may be available for an additional fee per box (note: delivery dates for shipment cannot be guaranteed).

How to order:

Subscribe by emailing zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov or by calling (765) 807-1555.  

Zoo Passport Mini Camp-in-a-Box will be ready for delivery or pick-up approximately the 25th of each month, January through November, for 11 total boxes of the season. You can subscribe at any time.  Payment for the remaining season/installment is due in full at the time of your order. 

Participation is limited - subscribe early if you don't want to miss out!

*Please note that internet access and a gmail.com address (free to sign up) is required to access virtual content.