Prospect Park Zoo Education
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Programs require Pre-Registration. Registration (excluding summer camps) closes 24 hours before the program start time.

Contact PROSPECT PARK ZOO EDUCATION at ppzeducation@wcs.org or 800.433.4149 FREE with any registration difficulties.
Summer Camp
*New this year: Extended Day Camp!
Extended Day Camp is available from 3:00-5:00pm the weeks of June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29. Add on Extended Day during camp registration!

For camp sessions that are currently full, you can register to be placed on the wait list. You are placed on the wait list in the order that you registered and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Registration closes the Thursday before the first day of camp.

Stroller Safari Camp (ages 0-4)
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $140.00
Stroller Safari
Scales, skin, fur and feathers, come enjoy the summer weather at the zoo! Make new friends at the zoo or bring old ones for those summer playdates as you learn all about animals and their coverings. Children and caregivers will discover why birds have feathers and mammals have fur while engaging in activities that encourage your little one's curiosity. Each day participants will meet animals up close, explore zoo exhibits, and feed animals around the zoo.


This ticket is for one child up to 4 years old with a caretaker.

Kinderzoo (Entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
Animal Adventures
Adventures and mystery take your camper on a journey through the rainforest, temperate forests, wetlands, and desert regions. Kinder Zoo campers spend the week discovering the wonderful world of the animal kingdom, exploring animal families, going on scavenger hunts, and delivering food to our animals. Campers will build their animal knowledge as they play games, create crafts, make friends, and meet live animals up-close in programs that can only happen at the zoo!


Child must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in the fall of 2018. Please register one session per child.

Nature Play Camp (entering 1st-4th Grades)
Regular Price: $115.00
Member Price: $100.00
Wild about Nature
Get outside and jump into nature this summer! In Nature Play Camp, we will explore the outdoors and the animals that inhabit the world around us. Come build animal homes, investigate animal tracks, and visit animals in the zoo to uncover how they rely on nature in different ways. Through animal-themed games, exciting nature challenges, and up-close animal encounters, campers will explore the connection between animals, nature, and ourselves.


This single day camp is for campers entering 1st through 4th grade Fall of 2018.

Week of Wildlife (entering 1st-3rd grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
Storytelling with the Animals
Jump into an epic zoo story this summer! During this camp, participants will look at the zoo the way a great story teller would. We will get to know the characters (our animals), the setting (their habitats), and the fast paced plot (their interesting behaviors and interactions)! At the end of each day, campers will retell their own zoo story through puppetry, theater, or a storybook of their own.


Child must be entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the fall of 2018. Please register one session per child.

Zoo Explorer (entering 4th-6th Grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
Zoomazing Race
Join in on the excitement at the zoo this summer! In Zoo Explorers campers will go on zoo-safari to spot Dingoes in the outback, travel to Africa to observe baboons, search out poisonous frogs in the rainforest, and engage in endless discovery about animal abilities along the way. This camp is packed full of first hand experiences with our animals, exhilarating games, team challenges, creative activities, and unique experiences that only happen at the zoo.



Child must be entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall of 2018. Please register one session per child.

Junior Scientist (Entering 7th-9th Grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
Science in Zoos
Want to be a scientist when you grow up? Jr. Scientists will spend a week exploring the exciting life of a zookeeper and the sciences needed to keep our animals healthy. We'll investigate biology, ecology, animal behavior, and more. Campers will glimpse behind the scenes, get a taste of what it's like to be a zookeeper by helping with some of their tasks, create enrichment for our animals, learn about the conservation work WCS scientists do each day, and meet animals up close. There are a lot of ways to be a scientist at a zoo - join us to discover them all!


Child must be entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall of 2018. Please register one session per child.

 
Children and Teens
Drop your child off for a fun-filled, educational experience with the Prospect Park Zoo Education staff!

Zoofari Yom Kippur Day Camp (K-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $75.00
Bring some of your favorite animal-based stories to life in this one-day camp! Visit animals that have inspired myths and fairy tales, create enrichment for animals, participate in zoo games, and engage in up close animal encounters.

This camp is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session Yom Kippur: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Junior Zoologist (ages 6-10)
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $175.00
Calling all scientists! Challenge your Jr. Zoologist's curiosity and join this 6-week program to explore STEM topics with expert instructors, hands-on scientific discovery, and animal encounters.

Available Sessions (Dates vary)
Survivor Safari: Ready for a crash-course in outdoor survival skills? Jr. Zoologists will grab their compasses and gear up for some outdoor fun exploring orienteering, wild animal and plant identification, shelter building, and even outdoor cooking! We'll even get some up-close inspiration from survival experts - wild animals!

Wild Earth Science: Ever wondered what makes a volcano blow and an earthquake shake? Come to the zoo and discover the amazing ways our planet has changed over time - participants will spend time in the lab developing hands-on models to demonstrate some of the earth's coolest phenomena.

Citzen Science: Grab your binoculars - it's time to become citizen scientists! From birds and bats to clouds and ice, over the course of this series Jr. Zoologists will participate in collecting data for real citizen science research projects. Participants will perfect field ecology and biology techniques and discover their inner naturalist - with some help from our wild animal ambassadors, of course!

This experience is for children ages 6-10.

Zoofari Election Day Camp (K-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $75.00
Who's the fastest in the animal kingdom? Who can jump the highest? Come discover the amazing superpowers of animals around the zoo! Explore primate adaptations, meet incredible animals up close, and design an animal superhero of your own.

This camp is for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session Election Day: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Zoofari Winter Break Camp (K-5)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $200.00
Come learn about the winged creatures of the sky! Participants will build birds' nests, practice "eating" like a bird, explore bird adaptations, and meet some incredible animals up close.

This camp is for children Kindergarten through 5th grades. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session Winter Break: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 - Fri, Dec 28, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Zoofari Martin Luther King Day Camp (K-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $75.00
Quills, camouflage, claws, oh my! -- the animal kingdom is full of incredible defenses. Join us as we meet live animals up close, explore predator and prey adaptations, and visit zoo animals to uncover the unique ways animals protect themselves.

This camp is for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session MLK Day: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Zoofari Mid-Winter Break Camp (K-5)
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $400.00
Calling all future zookeepers! Grab your boots and come explore what it takes to care for some of the world's most amazing animals. Participants will create animal enrichment, prepare animal diets, and meet some awesome animals up close.

This camp is for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session Midwinter Break: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 - Fri, Feb 22, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Zoofari Spring Break Camp (K-5)
Regular Price: $500.00
Member Price: $450.00
Ready for some amazing spring-break science? Come join a team of researchers in investigating the zoo like never before. Campers perform hands-on science every day and even design and conduct their own experiments with some up-close inspiration from our wild animal ambassadors.

This camp is for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session Spring Break: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 - Fri, Apr 26, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

 
Family Programs
Enjoy fun at the Prospect Park Zoo for the whole family!
Please note: unless otherwise stated, tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Breakfast with the Baboons (all ages)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
The whole family can enjoy exclusive early access to the zoo with our wild troop of baboons! Participants enjoy a tasty breakfast, meet an animal up close, and make a special treat for amazing primates.

Breakfast programs happen throughout the year! Share breakfast with our amazing animals on the weekends - it's fun for the whole family! Ticket is per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Zoo Play Stroller Safari (ages 0-4)
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $125.00
Discover zoo animals through movement, song, and play. These series foster your child's natural curiosity with early access to exhibits and live animal encounters.

Fall Sundays: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4
Fall Tuesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6
Winter Sundays: February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Winter Tuesdays: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
Spring Sundays: April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19
Spring Tuesdays: April 9, 16, 30, May 7, 14, 21

This ticket is for one child up to 4 years old and a caretaker. If you would like to add on one additional child, you may do so during check out.

Zoo Year Celebration! (all ages)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Bring your little "party animals" to the zoo to ring in the new year! When the clock strikes "noon" we'll celebrate by delivering some treats to our zoo animals. Participants will meet animals up-close, enjoy some light refreshments, and kick-off their resolutions by making wildlife-friendly New Year's craft to take home.

This experience is for all ages. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Session One: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 10:00AM - 12:15PM   COMING SOON

Mother's Day Breakfast (all ages)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Treat mom to something special this year - a celebration of animal moms at the zoo! Participants will meet in the zoo before it opens, enjoy a light breakfast, meet an animal close up, and help prepare special treats for the some of our animal moms.

This experience is for all ages. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sat, May 11, 2019 9:00AM - 10:30AM   COMING SOON

Family Stem Workshop (ages 5+)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Bring the whole family to the zoo for a day of hands on science and exploration. Find out how zoos use STEM to learn about and care for animals while practicing with tools and procedures being used by WCS scientists in the field and participating in hands on science experiments.

This experience is for children ages 5 and up. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Session One: Sat, May 18, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

 
Scout Programs

Conservation Connections Girl Scout Program
Price: $10.00
Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors: Join us for a fun event created especially for older Girl Scouts! Learn to take action for animals, participate in a citizen science project, work on animal related badges, and learn about careers working with animals. Every Girl Scout receives an event patch.

Adults can be added on at check-out for regular adult admission price.
Session One: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 11:00AM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON

Girl Scout Earth Day Celebration
Price: $10.00
Come celebrate the Earth at the Zoo! Enjoy fun environmental games, participate in a Citizen Science Project, meet animals, complete a scavenger hunt, and receive an event patch. Bring SWAPS to trade! Event is held rain or shine.

Adults can be added on at check-out for regular adult admission price.
Session Spring 2019: Sun, Apr 28, 2019 11:00AM - 4:00PM   COMING SOON