Queens Zoo Education
Welcome
Welcome to the Queens Zoo Education store. You are just a few clicks away from purchasing and printing tickets for our youth and family education programs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Programs require Pre-Registration. Registration (excluding summer camps) closes 24 hours before the program start time. If you have a promotion code, please enter it at the time of ticket purchase checkout.

Contact QUEENS ZOO EDUCATION at qzeducation@wcs.org or 800.433.4149 with any registration difficulties.
Summer Camp
At the Queens Zoo Summer Camp, children will explore the hidden gems of the Americas! Campers will discover wildlife and wild places through fun and exciting investigations, games, animal encounters and crafts. Join us for a week long animal adventure!

Extended care is available from 3:00-5:30 PM after all of our camp sessions! If you would like to register, please do so by adding Extended Care to your cart during camp registration.

All Zoo Camp experiences include:
  • Age appropriate, hands-on science activities
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Visits from our Wildlife Theatre
  • Exhibit visits
  • Arts & crafts
  • Keeper chats
  • Camp t-shirt
  • Tons of animal fun!
Zoo Camp Options:
  • We are offering Sessions A, B,and C for some of our camps so that your child can attend multiple weeks without repeating.
Don't forget to check out our Queens Zoo Summer Camp FAQs for lots of useful information.

Toddler Time Camp (2-3 year old with adult)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
Welcome to Toddler Camp, where we sing, dance, learn, touch, play, craft, and so much more! Everything we do in camp is inspired by animals- slither like a snake, bock like a chicken, run your fingers through soft fur, and play in the water like a turtle! Get a chance to explore exhbits and meet animals up-close during enounters in the classroom too!

This program is for one child aged 2-3 and one caregiver.
Session A: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 - Fri, Jun 21, 2019 9:30AM - 10:30AM   UNAVAILABLE

Toddler Time Camp 3 Day (2-3 years old with adult)
Regular Price: $90.00
Member Price: $75.00
Welcome to Toddler Camp, where we sing, dance, learn, touch, play, craft, and so much more! Everything we do in camp is inspired by animals- slither like a snake, bock like a chicken, run your fingers through soft fur, and play in the water like a turtle! Get a chance to explore exhbits and meet animals up-close during enounters in the classroom too!

This program is for one child and one caregiver.

Kinderzoo (Entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
As we get older we discover all the ways humans are special, and at Kinderzoo, we will discover what makes all different kinds of animals special! With exhibit visits, animal encounters, games, crafts, and more, we will learn by having fun during this week long camp! Camp weeks A and B have different topics, so that your chld can enjoy two weeks of our exciting programs.

Session A - Animal Senses
A1 - June 24-28, 2019
A2 - July 22-26, 2019
A3 - August 26-30, 2019

Session B - Animal Movers & Shakers
B1 - July 8-12, 2019
B2 - August 12-16, 2019



Child must be 4 years old and entering PreK through K in the fall of 2019.

Extended care is available from 3:00-5:30 PM after all of our camp sessions! If you would like to register, please do so by adding Extended Care to your cart during camp registration.

Kinderzoo 3 Day (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
Session C - Animal Babies
Reptiles, birds and mammals, oh my! Let's learn how babies are raised depending on whether they're scaly, feathery, or furry! Reptiles and birds lay eggs while mammals give live birth, but who takes care of these babies after they hatch or are born? Let's find out together through exhibit visits, up-close animal enounters and hands-on activities!

Child must be 4 years old and entering PreK through K in the fall of 2019.

Extended care is available from 3:00-5:30 PM after all of our camp sessions! If you would like to register, please do so by adding Extended Care to your cart during camp registration.
Session C: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

Week of Wildlife (Entering 1st or 2nd grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Let's explore what it takes to survive out in the wild! Just like us, animals need shelter, food, and water to survive. Every animal plays an important role in the web of life! We will hide like prey, hunt like predators, search for special adaptations of animals in the zoo and so much more this week! Camp weeks A and B have different topics, so that your chld can enjoy two weeks of our exciting programs. All camp weeks include up-close animal enounters, visits to exhibits and hands-on actvities!

Session A - Who Eats Who?
A1 - June 24 - 28, 2019
A2 - July 15 - 19, 2019
A3 - August 19 - 23, 2019

Session B - Animals Like Us

B1 - July 8 - 12, 2019
B2 - July 29 - August 2, 2019


Sessions A & B are different from each other so you can choose to send your child to camp for two non-repeating weeks. Price is per week. Child must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2019.

Extended care is available from 3:00-5:30 PM after all of our camp sessions! If you would like to register, please do so by adding Extended Care to your cart during camp registration.

Zoo Explorer (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Our world is constantly changing and just like animals, we play an important role in ecosystem health. How can we as humans help our animal friends? This week we will learn how we can be stewards to our local and global environments and gain a better understanding of our ambassador animals! Camp weeks A and B have different topics, so that your chld can enjoy two weeks of our exciting programs. Both sessions include up-close animal encounters, visits to exhibits and hands-on activities!

Session A: Healthy Habitats
A1 - July 22 - 26, 2019
A2 - August 26 - 30, 2019

Session B: Animals Through Time

B1 - August 12 - 16, 2019


Sessions A & B are different from each other so you can choose to send your child to camp for two non-repeating weeks. Price is per week. Child must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019.

Extended care is available from 3:00-5:30 PM after all of our camp sessions! If you would like to register, please do so by adding Extended Care to your cart during camp registration.

Junior Scientist (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Junior Scientists have an amazing opportunity during this week-long camp to think critically about climate change and how this may affect animals. Using the zoo, exhibits and up-close animal enounters as their inspiration, campers will simulate, build, incorporate technology, and have fun while conquering pressing issues of our time!

Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Care is available to add on during registration.
Session One: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 - Fri, Aug 23, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

 
Early Childhood Programs

Stroller Safari (ages 0-5 w/ caregiver)
Regular Price: $185.00
Member Price: $150.00
You and your child will have a chance to bond while singing songs, meeting live animals, sensory play and craft time! Each session will transition from the one before.  Our early childhood programs will help your child build up their skills in learning their numbers, colors, and using their sense of touch, hearing, feeling and smelling! 

Session Dates:
Fall - October 12, 19, November 2, 9, 16, 23


*Ticket includes one caregiver and child. One caregiver is required to attend with each registered child. Additional siblings can be added on at checkout.
Session Fall: Sat, Oct 12, 2019 - Sat, Nov 23, 2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM   (7 AVAIL)

Toddler Time (ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)
Regular Price: $185.00
Member Price: $150.00
Every animal is special and so are their habitats! From the wet rainforest to the dry desert, you and your little one will explore a new habitat each week and get to know the amazing animals that live there! Toddlers will use all their senses, craft, play, and meet animals in this fun biome series!

Session Dates:
Fall - October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20



*Ticket include one caregiver and child. One caregiver is required to attend with each registered child. Additional siblings are not permitted in order to maintain an appropriate and comfortable setting for the participants and flow of the program.
 
Session Fall: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 - Wed, Nov 20, 2019 9:30AM - 10:30AM   (5 AVAIL)

 
School Break Programs
Tired of seeing your child with nothing to do when they are out of school? Drop them off for a fun-filled, educational experience at the Queens Zoo!

Caring for Wildlife (Grades 3-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Make a resolution to help care for wild animals everywhere. Together we will learn about our local wildlife through games and activities that will give us insight on animal concerns around the world. All school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack!

This camp is for children in grades 3rd-5th. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session Monday: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

Caring for Wildlife (PreK4-2nd Grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Make a resolution to help care for wild animals everywhere. Together we will learn about our local wildlife through games and activities that will give us insight on animal concerns around the world. All school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack!

This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (19 AVAIL)

What's the Buzz About? (PreK4-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
During this school break program, your camper will learn about how birds, bees, bats and other animals are important for pollinating plant life. Get a chance to explore the zoo and see our new bee hives, and make your own bee hive model and a home to help wild bees too. All school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack!

This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (8 AVAIL)

Discovering Life (PreK4-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Learn what it means to be alive and get to know all life that exists around us. From tiny microbes to huge elephants, all life plays an important role on our planet. Your camper will come to appreciate the tiniest of mites crawling on a cockroach to the vultures that eat dead things, and will learn to be thankful each and every rainy day that comes their way. School break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack! 

This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Vote for Wildlife (PreK4-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Join us for an impactful day of advocating for animals! Your camper will become empowered to help animals around the globe, right here from NYC! We will write letters, learn about endangered animals, and dive into what a Species Survival Plan is and how WCS is helping hundreds of species around the globe. School break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack!

This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (20 AVAIL)

March for Animals (PreK4-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
No school on Veteran's Day? Your camper can join us for an educational, fun day with our school break camp! Each day is a different focus, but all school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack! 

This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (11 AVAIL)

When I Grow Up (PreK4-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
No school over Winter Break? Your camper can join us for one or multiple days of educational fun with our school break camp! Each day is a different focus, but all school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack! 

This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

Food Webs and Me (PreK4-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Explore the importance of food chains and food webs in ecosystems around the Americas. Your campes will pay particular attention to the producers - plants that form the first living link in the sytem. Through experiments they can see why being green is so important. They also will explore exhibits around the zoo and even visit the zoo kitchen to see how we prepare food for our animals.

This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Snack provided, but children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (17 AVAIL)

 
Children's Programs

Wildlife Careers Series (ages 10-12)
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $120.00
Roll up your sleeves and get messy! Jr. Keepers will get up close to animals and see what it takes to be a keeper at the Queens Zoo.

Domestic Animal Keeper - September 29, October 6, 13, 20
NEW! Join us each week for an opportunity to shadow an animal keeper in the Domestic Area of the Zoo. We will meet some staff that care for our animals, learn about animal exhibits and discover what training and education is needed to care for our amazing Education animals in the Queens Zoo.


This program is for children ages 10-12. Because we'll be working so closely with animals, proof of a negative TB test is required for animal contact.
Session Domestic Animal Keeper: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM   (13 AVAIL)

 
Family Programs
Fun experiences await the whole family at the Queens Zoo. Join us for exciting learning experiences throughout the year!
Please note: unless otherwise stated, tickets are per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nature Club (ages 0-8 w/ caregiver)
 
Join us for FREE sessions with the Queens Zoo Nature Club every 3rd Sunday of the month! We will host monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, connecting families back to nature through unstructured, free-play exploration..

By completing this registration form, you will be entered into the nature club database and receive access to sign up for monthly sessions. All participants MUST complete this registration form to attend any sessions.
This program is for children ages 0-8 and and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Valid: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 - Sun, Jun 21, 2020   Available

Pajama Story Time (ages 4 and up)
Regular Price: $24.00
Member Price: $20.00
Spooky Adventures - October 25
Join us for a spooky exploration of the Zoo at night. Go on a tour through our haunted habitat and other areas around the zoo! Afterwards, have an encounter with some animal visitors inside the classroom. Families will end the evening, with a fun spooky story and some tasty snacks.   

Wild NYC - November 29

Let's be thankful for all that we have including the animals and wild places in our world. Join us for a fun evening exploring the natural world at night. We'll look at ways to help local wildlife even during the winter months. You and your children can enjoy a nice story and some cookies and milk to end the evening.

This experience is for children ages 4 and up with an adult. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 
Overnights

Family Overnight Adventures (ages 4 and up)
Regular Price: $140.00
Member Price: $110.00
NEW! Due to popular demand, we invite you to join us for an autumn overnight adventure. After setting up your tents your family will join us for some evening activities and zoo explorations. Meet some animal guests, go on a night hike and end the evening with some tasty snacks. In the morning after breakfast, we will explore the wild birds around the zoo and greet our zoo animals as they go out in their exhibits. 

Bring your own tent, sleeping bags, and picnic dinner. Beverages, dessert, late-night snack, and breakfast will be provided. No need for alarm clocks, our vocal parrots will provide the wake-up call.


Pricing is per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session Fall: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 - Sun, Oct 6, 2019 5:00PM - 10:00AM   Available