Programs & Day Camps

Programs and Day Camps

Play, explore and discover the great outdoors of Nebraska by going on one of our many adventures! Please contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Family Safari Explorers

Discover and practice adventurous outdoor skills, such as beginning camping, nature photography, citizen science, nature art and astronomy. 

These two-hour classes cost $10 for Wildlife Safari Park members and $13 for non-members. Open to all ages. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are provided with the exception of cameras. 

Pre-registration is required. Offered to ages 4 or older unless noted otherwise. 



Art on the Plains - Saturday, June 23, 1 - 3 p.m.  FREE
Bring your creativity and imagination to express yourself through art using our beautiful landscape as your muse.  Class starts at 1:00 pm at our Education Base Camp down in Wolf Woods and is for all ages.  Supplies will be provided and the class is being offered this Saturday for FREE.  Bring your whole family and create a piece of art that will be treasured forever. 

Situation Summer - Sunday, June 24, 1 - 3 p.m.  FREE
The day of the Summer Solstice - Thursday, June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere - is a special day in many parts of the world. Besides being the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest in the Southern, this day also marks the link between people, the Earth and the Sun. We will be celebrating with yoga, making flower crowns and identifying native healing plants. Join us in exploring this change in season. 

Family Classes in June are being offered for FREE.  No need to register just show up and enjoy the park.  


Art on the Plains (Weaving/Flower Press) - Sunday, July 22, 1 - 3 p.m.
Celebrating pioneering the spirit, we will explore the art of weaving and flower pressing.

Photography for Adults - Saturday, July 28, 6 - 9 a.m.
Grab your coffee and your camera for some early morning photography. Wildlife Safari Park will open early for pre-registered photographers who wish to capture the perfect shot during "the golden hour." For adults ages 18 or older only. 



4C (Clean Creeks Conservation Crew) Kick-off - Sunday, August 5, 1 - 3 p.m. 
Observe what a healthy creek looks like, perform biological and chemical monitoring tests, explore living organisms within that ecosystem and work toward the conservation of clean creeks in our backyards.



Fall into Fall - Sunday, September 9, 1 - 3 p.m.
As the autumn leaves begin to fall, the elk will begin to bugle as other wildlife prepare for cooler weather. Join us as we explore the magic of the changing season.

Art on the Plains (Clay/Paint) - Saturday, September 22, 1 - 3 p.m. 
As we discover the tracks of wildlife around us, we will preserve them with clay and paint as a reminder of who walks through our forests and creeks. 



Photography for Adults - Saturday, October 20, 7 - 9 a.m.
Grab your coffee and your camera for some early morning photography. Wildlife Safari Park will open early for pre-registered photographers who wish to capture the perfect shot during "the golden hour." For adults ages 18 or older only.

Wonders of Winter - Saturday, October 27, 1 - 4 p.m.
Ever wonder what the animals at Wildlife Safari Park do when we're closed for winter time? Explore the natural winter habitats of native Nebraska species and then compare and contrast with the animals at Wildlife Safari Park. Guests will participate in making animal enrichment used by the keepers when Wildlife Safari Park is closed for the season. This camp will be an hour long to accommodate all of the activities that are planned.


Nurture your young child's love for wildlife and the great outdoors with Wildlife Safari Park's newest Early Learning Kids Klub (E.L.K. Klub). The E.L.K.Klub uses the Park as a classroom to encourage young children ages 3 to 4 years old to investigate, play, and learn about Nebraska native wildlife through hands-on activities and exploration.

Programs are for children ages 3-4 years old. All classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our Education Base Camp near Wolf Woods and our Pawnee Creek Trailhead Parking Lot. Pre-registration and payment of $13 per child per session is required. An adult must accompany the participant. The registration cost covers one adult and one child. Prices reflect the discount member rate. 

  • July 11 - Barnyard Friends (goats, chickens, bunnies)
  • August 15 - What Lives in our Creek? (frogs, turtles, insects)
  • September 12 - Sensory Safari
  • October 17 - WILD about Elk



Wildlife Ranger Day Camps                                          

Become a wildlife ranger and join us on a North American expedition. Start the excursion travailing from the Zoo to Wildlife Safari Park.  Learn about animal conservation and gain field work experience. End the day by winding though bison plains and then head back to the Zoo. Campers will meet at the Zoo and be transferred to Wildlife Safari Park near Ashland, Neb. via bus. Camp starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per camp (unless otherwise noted) for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and Wildlife Safari Park members and $80 for nonmembers. For ages 8-12 and occur rain or shine. 

Upcoming Camps


  • My Backyard Ranger Day Camp - Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Have you ever wondered what you could do to help wildlife in your own backyard? Become citizen scientists with us and explore opportunities in creek monitoring, composting, building bee boxes,  taking a micro hike and bird identification.

  • Junior Wildlife Safari Park Keeper Day Camp - Wednesday, July 18, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Celebrate National Zookeeper Week at Wildlife Safari Park! Meet a Wildlife Safari Park keeper and get an inside look at their daily routine and the significant role they play. *Cost is $85 and for kids ages 8-12.