Get out into the sun and explore nature as part of a multitude of outdoor activities offered along the Wasatch Front this summer.
Utah's Hogle Zoo
What: Celebrate the birthday of Hydari, the zoo's oldest elephant, or attend a ZooCamp to learn about different animals.
Where: 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City
When: June 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ages: Camps are open to children in first through seventh grade.
How much: The birthday party is free with the cost of zoo admission, while camps are $180 for members and $200 for nonmembers.
Wheeler Historic Farm
What: Tour the Wheeler family farmhouse, take a tractor-drawn wagon ride, milk a cow or participate in a day camp.
Where: 6351 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City
When: Monday through Saturday. Tours are given hourly, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and wagon rides happen every half hour. Milkings begin at 5 p.m., while camps run June 9 through Aug. 22.
Ages: Camps are for children ages 6-12. Other activities are open to all ages.
How much: Camps are $60. Prices vary for other activities.
This Is the Place Heritage Park
What: Celebrate Flag Day with live music, exhibits and breakfast. Other summer activities include day camps where children can learn to care for animals or ride a pony.
Where: 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City
When: Flag Day is June 14, while camps will be June through August. The park is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Ages: Camps are open to children ages 6-11. People of all ages can participate during Flag Day.
How much: Camps are $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers.
What: Buy fresh produce, bread, pastries and cheeses, eat unique foods for lunch and view dozens of handmade crafts for sale.
Where: Historic Pioneer Park, 300 South and 300 West, Salt Lake City
When: Every Saturday, June 14 through October, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages: all ages
How much: free
Red Butte Garden
What: Explore the gardens with a family discovery backpack, tour the children's garden or sign up for a summer day camp.
Where: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
When: The gardens are open daily May until August, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Camps run June through August.
Ages: Varies depending upon activity. Camps are available to children age 12 and younger.
How much: Most events are free with admission or require a minimal free. Camps cost as much as $120.
Ogden Nature Center
What: Take a bird walk with wildlife expert Jack Rensel or learn about the different howls of animals in Yellowstone National Park.
Where: 966 W. 12th St., Ogden
When: The bird walk is May 24, 9-10 a.m. The howl workshop will be on June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages
How much: The bird walk is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. The howl workshop is $10 for nonmembers and $8 for members.
Preregistration is required.
What: Spend a "Family Night on the Farm" learning about things such as cows, birds and planting a seed.
Where: Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
When: Monday nights, 6-8 p.m.
Ages: All ages
How much: $3.50 for ages 3 and older. Free for members.
What: Watch the performing talents of various birds as they fly, hop and entertain. Also sign up for a weeklong camp to learn about things such as flight, feathers and nesting.
Where: 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City
When: Bird performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Camps are held weekly, beginning on June 16.
Ages: Camps are open to ages 4-9. Performances are for all ages.
How much: Shows are free with admission. Camps are $120 for nonmembers and $105 for members
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation
What: Sign up for a summer camp to experience various recreation opportunities or create various arts projects.
Where: Recreation centers across the valley. Contact your local county recreation center for details about activities in your area.
When: June through August
Ages: All ages
How much: Varies
Heber Valley Railroad
What: Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and participate in a magic show and hay maze.
Where: 450 S. 600 West, Heber City
When: May 24-26
Ages: 2 years and older
How much: $18 for people older than 2