• Fun for the Whole Family

    TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THIS EVENT! This year’s Campout with Dad will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 5:30 until 9am on Sunday, June 19. Bring your tent and fishing gear and enjoy camping at the zoo overnight, fishing on the zoo ponds, flashlight tours, animal enrichment, a movie (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip), and more! Families of all shapes and sizes are welcome to participate. Click the read more button below to sign up today!
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  • Spring Break and Summer!

    Spring Break and Summer Camp Registration Is now OPEN! Sign your kids up for these interactive camps to keep them busy and learning when they're out of school this year! Click the Read More button below to learn more or sign up today!
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  • Laying Foundations

    We are currently clearing trees and shrubs from the area that will soon be Camp Cowabunga. During this process some animals may be off exhibit. We are excited about this process and if you would like to learn more please click the link below.
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Tickets are on sale NOW! Click here to buy yours today.


This year’s Zoobilee will take place on SATURDAY, JULY 9 FROM 5 TO 10 P.M. and is sure to be an intriguing evening for all! As guests stroll through the zoo and JOURNEY INTO THE WILD, they will experience the Zoo’s enthusiasm for the rainforests of the Amazon and conservation, one of the Zoo’s key missions. Unique conservation and green-themed activities are sure to broaden their knowledge about how we can work together to change the world!

While on their journey around the zoo, guests can partake in ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ANIMAL EXPERIENCES, like giraffe feedings and behind-the-scenes tours, SOOTHING MUSIC to accent the evening, and BRAZILIAN CUISINE in line with the event’s “Green” rainforest theme. Personal interactions with zookeepers and staff who care for a variety of animals, which call YOUR Topeka Zoo home, are sure to be an enlightening experience as well.  Assorted auction tables will be situated throughout the zoo where guests can bid the night away on one-of-a-kind experiences.

At this year’s event, not only will guests learn more about conservation, but they’ll have a lot of fun doing it, ALL FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR TOPEKA ZOO!  Zoobilee is sure to provide one of the most unique and pleasurable experiences guests could hope for.  Zoobilee is a 21 and over event. For complete details, to purchase tickets, to view auction information, or to make a donation, visit www.topekazoobilee.org.

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Join us on our journey to create a safari sojourn in our own backyard. Generations of visitors will enjoy a transformative “travel” experience blending educational, enrichment and entertainment opportunities at Gary Clarke’s Camp Cowabunga.

Camp Cowabunga, surrounded by elephants, wild dogs, hippos, red patas monkeys, lions and giraffes, will engage kids of all ages in imaginative play.

Wildlife habitats and educational exhibits will showcase Africa’s ecological and cultural imprint on the world.

Camp-planVisit Gary Clarke’s tent in Dung Beetle Square and get a feel for life on safari. If you catch him in, he’ll bring the experience full circle with  stories about tracking gorillas and wild dogs or getting splashed by crocodiles while paddling a canoe.

Begin your journey at Dung Beetle Square, a gathering place for socializing and wildlife watching before exploring the Safari Adventure Trail. Here are just a few things you can experience at Camp Cowabunga:

  • Perch in the driver’s seat of a rugged safari Land Rover equipped with everything needed to navigate around warthog burrows and termite mounds.
  • Explore the Amazing Safari Maze, an intricate network of narrow paths winding through tall stands of bamboo and adrenalin grass.
  • Roar like a lion, trumpet like an elephant, yap like a wild dog or laugh like a hyena by shouting in wildlife soundscape buckets.
  • Climb inside a hot air balloon basket or canoe while imagining a trip down the Zambezi River.
  • Climb on a giant bronze ball of elephant poop being rolled by a dung beetle.
  • Test bush skills along the Wildlife Spoor Trail alert for tracks, dung, leftover food and other signs to detect an animal’s presence.
  • Cool off with a safari bucket shower reminiscent of those experienced in a remote Serengeti bush camp.
  • Conclude the outing at Campfire Circle with expedition stories, songs and photographs of family and friends to capture the outing for years to come.

To learn more about this imaginative new way to experience the zoo please visit the Camp Cowabunga website here.









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