Your camper can have a “ZooVenture!” in one of our fun and exciting summer camps!  Special tours, games and activities, behind the scenes opportunities, and more!  A new educational experience every summer!

ZooMontana’s awesome ZooVenture Camps are back for Summer 2019, and this year we are offering different themed camps for each age group! Campers will meet animal ambassadors, hike around the zoo, and enjoy educational games and activities, all geared to their age level and the theme of the week! Each camp session is 5 days long, and 3-4 hours per day depending on the age group. The cost is $120 per child per session, and includes all of the above as well as a t-shirt and a water bottle.

We are excited to announce that this year we are offering two scholarships per camp session for EBT/SNAP Card holders. Please contact Katie Elam at for more information and to apply. Scholarships are provided on a first come, first served basis.

Register by following the links for the dates below. If you have any questions after reading through this page, please contact our education staff at, or by calling 406-652-8100 ext. 215. There is also an FAQ at the bottom of the page!

**Please Note: Due to high demand and limited number of spaces for each camp, we ask that you sign your camper up for only one week of camp. If you would like to have your child attend more than one camp, please call us and we will put you on the waitlist for that camp. Should spots either open up or remain unfilled, we will gladly have your camper join us for another week. We wish for as many campers as possible to experience camp at ZooMontana and learn about the amazing world we live in. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you at the Zoo this summer!

Camp Sessions:

Otters (Ages 4-5 years at start of camp)

Camp Sessions:

Morning Session: 9:00 am- Noon

Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

        **Note: Parents are only allowed to sign their camper up for either the Morning or Afternoon Session, and not both. We do not have child care services between Sessions.


Home Sweet Habitat

Venture into lush rainforests, scorching deserts, high mountain peaks, and open prairies as we explore the amazing habitats that animals call home! Discover how animals survive extreme heat in the desert, how tigers can disappear into the grass, and why some animals only come out at night in this fun week at the Zoo!

        July 29- August 2, AM session

        July 29- August 2, PM Session


Dinosaurs at the Zoo!

Dinosaurs live among us! Join us as we travel back in time to learn about some of the greatest creatures to ever walk the Earth, and how some of their descendants can still be seen today. While exploring these prehistoric creatures, we will learn about the characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects, and challenge you to discover the dinosaurs at ZooMontana!

        July 8-12, AM session

        July 8-12, PM session


Wolves (Ages 6-8 years old at start of camp). Camp Time: 8:00 am- Noon

Zoo Explorers!

Why do bears hibernate? How do owls hunt in the dark? Discover the answers to these questions and many more by learning to think and observe just like a real zoologist! Join us as we explore the world from rainforests to deserts and mountains to seas, and learn about the animals that live in our wild, wonderful world!

        July 22-26

        August 12-16



Do you think you can survive the wild? Join us as we investigate some truly amazing animal adaptations and the skills they use to survive every day! Learn how to build a nest like a bird, stalk like a tiger, forage for food like a bear, and escape a hungry heron as a frog during a week at the Zoo!

        August 5-9


Bears (Ages 9-11 years old at start of camp). Camp Time: 8:00 am- Noon

Wildlife CSI

Animals are all around us as long as you know where to look. Learn about the lives of animals from around the world, and the signs they leave behind. Study tracks and scat, examine bones, construct your own shelter, and discover if you can solve the case of a wildlife crime! We will also take a trip to the Audubon Center, to search for local wildlife high and low using the skills learned throughout the week!

        July 15-19


Thank you for helping support ZooMontana! We are very excited for this upcoming summer, and cannot wait for you and your camper to join us for ZooVenture Camps 2019!

See you soon,

The Education Team: Katie and Nicole!


Frequently Asked Questions

Summer camp 2019 waiver