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. 

Adult programs are those ages 18 and older. Pre-registration and payment is required. Prices reflect the discount member rate.


Winter Photography Workshops at Wildlife Safari Park


Eagles and Editing Photography 

Saturday, December 7, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Join us at Lee G Simmons Conservation and Wildlife Safari Park for special opportunities to photograph Park wildlife in winter. Mike Benkis will present tips on how to get the best Ealge photograph, winter feeding and photography ethics and editing techniques. Class also includes an Eagle conservation talk by one of the Wildlife Safari Park Keepers.  

Registration is required for this event. Fee is $25 per person ($30 non-member). The Wildlife Safari Park is closed during winter so access to certain parts of the park as well as animals is limited. This workshop is held outdoors. Appropriate dress is a must.

Who is this workshop for? This workshop is geared toward photographers who have a basic understanding of their equipment. The focus will be on the opportunity to photograph with some advice and tricks offered from our professional photographer. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to attend solo. 

What camera equipment do I bring? Bring your telephoto lens for the best shooting. Bring extra batteries due to cold temperatures (keep them in a warm pocket). A monopod or tripod is helpful when using long lenses.

How do I dress if it is cold? The key to staying warm in frigid temperatures is to wear proper layers.
  • Body: A base layer, such as long thermal underwear, is the best way to maintain temperature. Layer clothing on top of the base layer and then add your winter coat or insulated coveralls/bibs. Tuck a scarf around your neck if you wish to keep out the wind.
  • Feet: Keep the feet toasty by wearing thick wool socks with sturdy winter footwear. If there is snow or ice, wear boots with tracks or good traction.
  • Hands: Hands can be hard to keep warm, but start with a nice pair of gloves and consider keeping hand warmers in your pockets.
  • Head: Wear a stocking cap or headband that covers your ears.
Other optional items to bring:
  • The visitor center is not open. Bathrooms are available, but in limited locations.
  • Snack
  • Warm drink in a thermos (note: no alcohol is allowed)
**We reserve the right to cancel or postpone programs due to inclement weather.



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. 

2020 Dates Coming Soon!


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. 

2020 Dates Coming Soon!