Only 3.8 Miles from
Scottsbluff Monument!


Fun, Activities, Learning.

Summer camps are offered every year at Riverside Discovery Center for children of all ages.

Each camp will have a specific focus from animals to nature and will be filled with age appropriate activities, games and crafts that will help connect and teach children about nature and wildlife.

Camps at the Zoo

Lil’ Explorers

For children 2-5 years old and their favorite adult

Every Wednesday 10am-11:30am
Each week is a new theme where we learn about animals and the outdoors.  Come play games, meet new friends (some animals too), make crafts and so much more.

Each New theme is revealed on our Facebook page at

Call us at 308-630-6236 with any questions

$8 for members and $12 for non members

Camp benefits:

 Introduce your child to interactive environments with learning opportunities
 Meet an educational animal
 Creative themed activities focused on toddler development
 Create a themed craft to take home
 Snack provided

Learning Lab (great for Homeschoolers)

Great for school aged children (elementary-high school) of all ages and this is FREE

Thursdays at 10am to learn about a new science topic

Please check RDC facebook page for topic or call zoo giftshop at 308-630-6236


Zoofari Banner

Zoofari is a Riverside Discovery Center education program for youth, ages 12-17, who have an interest in the natural world and in gaining leadership skills.

This summer Zoofari students will be able to:

 Assist zookeepers in caring for animals
 Help out with fun summer events
 Assist in exciting summer youth camps
 Be trained to handle a diverse collection of education animals
 Engage the public in conservation using education animals and biofacts
 Gain leadership skills, public speaking skills, enhance your resume, and have a fun fulfilling summer

For more information about any of our programs please email Edu Curator: Alexandra at or call the zoo giftshop at 308-630-6236

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Birthday Parties
Have a Birthday Coming Up?
Give your little explorer a birthday party they won’t forget!
We have birthday party packages, animal visits and more.
Click Here for More Info or Contact Us at 308-630-6236.