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

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.

Toddler Time Camp (Ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $100.00
Join us each day for an hour long opportunity for children and their caregivers to meet the wonderful furry, scaly, and feathery animals in the zoo. You and your child will explore nature through live animals, movement and musical activities, and crafts.

This program is for one child aged 2-3 and one caregiver.
Session Session B: Mon, Jun 25, 2018 - Fri, Jun 29, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM   WAIT LIST

Toddler Time Camp 4 Day (Ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Join us each day for an hour long opportunity for children and their aregivers to meet the wonderful furry, scaly, and feathery animals in the zoo. You and your child will explore nature through live animals, movement and musical activities, and crafts.

This program is for one child and one caregiver.
Session Session C: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 - Fri, Jul 6, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM   WAIT LIST

Kinderzoo (Entering PreK - 1st Grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Campers will explore science and the natural world each day in the zoo. Through experiments and observations, and visits from animal guests, children will learn about animal adaptations and habitats! Each week of camp is different, so your child can join us for more than one.

Child must be 4 years old and entering PreK through 1st Grade in the fall of 2018.

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 4 Day (Entering PreK - 1st Grade)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $280.00
Campers will explore science and the natural world each day in the zoo. Through experiments and observations, and visits from animal guests, children will learn about animal adaptations and habitats! Each week of camp is different, so your child can join us for more than one.

Child must be 4 years old and entering PreK through 1st Grade in the fall of 2018.

Extended care is available from 3:00-5:00 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 Session B: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 - Fri, Jul 6, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Week of Wildlife (Entering 1st or 2nd grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Wildlife investigations and observations will lead campers through a study of animals from the Americas. Your child will enjoy fun science activities, crafts and up close animal encounters as they learn about the animal world.

Session A: Journey through the Americas
July 9 - July 13, 2018
August 13 - August 17, 2018

Session B: Wild Animal Adaptations
August 6 - August 10, 2018
August 27 - August 31, 2018


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 2018.

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
Campers will be immersed into the world of wildlife conservation. Campers use scientific investigations to explore how animals survive in the wild. Through interactive games, projects, and animal guests they will learn about conservation efforts to protect wildlife.

Session A: Wild Science Explorations
July 9 - July 13, 2018
July 23 - July 27, 2018
August 20 - August 24, 2018

Session B: From Mountain Tops to Forest Floors
July 16 - July 20, 2018
August 6 - August 10, 2018


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 2018.

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
This program challenges campers to learn about unique challenges to wildlife and conservation in the zoo. Each day, campers will have opportunities to explore, design, and use everyday materials in exciting ways and through open-ended exploration and experimentation to find creative solutions to some real world concerns about the animals in our care. Each week will explore a different conservation challenge, so that they can participate in more than one session.

Child must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2018.

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.

 
Children and Teens
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!

Wildlife Mini-Camp: Yom Kippur
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
We will begin the class by defining and discussing the differences between domestic and wild animals. Why have humans domesticated some animals? How does domestication happen? Why are people less inclined to work with wild animals? Let's compare the way humans interact with domestic animals vs. wild animals.

This camp is for children ages 4-9. 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

Wildlife Mini-Camp: Columbus Day
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Campers will learn about North, Central and South American biomes and animals that live there. We will focus on their adaptations and dive into predators VS prey along with how a food web works in each ecosystem. Once learning the background on many animals, we will get into wildlife conservation and local ways we can help global animals.

This camp is for children ages 4-9. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Wildife Mini-Camp: Election Day
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Campaigns for Conservation
This mini-camp highlights our latest campaign, "Give a Sip"! Campers will engage in our campaign through games, activities, crafts, and meeting animals. This is a great opportunity to learn how to be more kind to our oceans and make a difference!


This camp is for children ages 4-9. 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

Wildlife Mini-Camp: Veterans Day
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Musical Creatures
Campers will be learning all about animal sounds! They will learn about the different classes of animals. Believe it or not, all classes of animals make some type of sound. Animals make sounds for different reasons. Can you think of any reasons why wolves howl or birds chirp? What about giant whales singing?


This camp is for children ages 4-9. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session Veterans Day: Mon, Nov 12, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Wildlife Mini-Camp: Winter Break
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Animal Homes
Animal homes can be found everywhere. Look up at the trees! Look down to see holes in the ground. See how bubbles form on top of a body of water! Animals live almost everywhere! Campers will learn where animals build their homes, how long they live there, and what their special adaptations are in order to survive in their natural habitat.


This camp is for children ages 4-9. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Wildlife Mini-Camp: Winter Break
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Animal Movements
Campers will learn about how animals have become adapted to moving a certain way depending on where they live out in the wild. Chinchillas hop from rock to rock in search for food and to get away from predators. Owls have special feathers on their bodies to help silent their flight to catch their prey! Snakes slither on the ground and climb up into trees with their powerful muscles! Campers will play games, make a craft and meet animals that all relate to the theme; animal movement!


This camp is for children ages 4-9. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Thu, Dec 27, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Wildlife Mini-Camp: Winter Break
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Animal Diets
This session campers will learn about animal diets. Does every animal eat the same thing? Not at all! Do animals have certain adaptations to find or hunt their food? Totally! Let's explore different animals that can be found in every biome and the types of foods they eat according to their special adaptations and their available source of food.


This camp is for children ages 4-9. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Fri, Dec 28, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Wildlife Mini-Camp: Martin Luther King Day
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Campers will learn about the rights that animals have today and how there are continuous conservation efforts happening right here at the Queens Zoo! They will learn about our SSP (Species Survival Plan) programs and meet animals related to them. New England Cotton tail rabbits are one species of animal that we are trying to save in the wild. Let's meet a domestic rabbit and talk about how they are related!

This camp is for children age 4-9. 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

Mid - Winter Wildlife Camp
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $300.00
The water cycle, decomposition cycle, and so much more! The earth is an incredible place that naturally recycles. Join us this week to learn how to be the best Earth-dweller you can be and gain an appreciation for the planet we call home!

This camp is for children ages 4-9. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 - Fri, Feb 22, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Spring Wildlife Mini-Camp
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $240.00
Animals may be different from humans in many ways, but we're more alike than you may think! Just like us, animals eat, play, sleep, spend time with their family and explore! Throughout the week we will get to know animals in a whole new way!

This camp is for children ages 4-9. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
Session One: Tue, Apr 23, 2019 - Fri, Apr 26, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

 
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.

Toddler Time (ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
Do all animals move the same? Of course not! Not only will we slither like a snake, we will get to meet one, and many animals that have a special way of moving! Toddler time is a blast with our sensory experiences, crafting, song and dance, and tours of the zoo!

Fall session dates: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Winter session dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13 (skips 2/20)
Spring session dates: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8 (skips 4/24)


*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.

Animal Yoga for Families
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00
Yoga is an ancient practice with a multitude of benefits. Many yoga poses have been inspired by animals and their amazing adaptations! Join us for an early morning stretch on the lawn to relax and learn!

This experience is for children ages 1 and up. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Session One: Sun, Sep 30, 2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM   COMING SOON

Stroller Safari (ages 0-3)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
Children will have a chance to bond with their grownups while singing songs, meeting live animals, sensory play and craft time! Each session will transition from the one before. Children can build up their skills in learning their numbers, colors, and using their sense of touch, hearing, feeling and smelling!

Fall program dates: October 6, 13, 20, November 3, 10, 17
Winter program dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 20, April 6
Spring program dates: April 13, 27, May 11, 18, 25, June 1



*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.

Domestic Animal Discoveries
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00
All of our domestic animals enjoying playing around just like you! The whole family will be able to make a special enrichment product for our farm animals and watch them play with their new treat, as well as meet a zoo keeper that works on our domestic side!

This experience is for children ages 2 and up with an adult. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM   COMING SOON

PJ Storytime at the Zoo (ages 4 and up)
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00
An instructor and other staff members will greet families with a craft celebrating Spring time! A VIP tour around the zoo at night is the highlight of the evening! Afterwards, animal encounters will be presented back inside the classroom. To end the evening, families will get cozy and listen to a story that wraps up what was learned.

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

Give Back to Wildlife
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00
Let's give back to wildlife! Families will get an awesome opportunity to create an animal enrichment for one of our zoo animals! An animal keeper will be joining us to give this yummy treat to one of our lucky animals on exhibit. Animal enrichment helps our animals stay mentally and physically healthy while being in captivity.

This experience is for children ages 4 and up with an adult. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sat, Nov 17, 2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM   COMING SOON

Family Resolutions to Help Wildlife
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00
There are great initiatives the whole family can take part in to be more environmentally friendly to help animals and the planet! Join us to learn and jump-start some eco-friendly practices at the Queens Zoo!

This experience is for children ages 4 and up with an adult. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM   COMING SOON

Thinking Green
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $15.00
Pollinators are extremely important. They help many flowers, fruits, and vegetables grow. Let's help the population of pollinators traveling through our area by planting flowers that help them on their journey! We will meet animals, take home a special plant, and so much more!

This experience is for children ages 2 and up with an adult. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sun, Mar 17, 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM   COMING SOON

Family Overnight Adventures (4 years and older)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $100.00
Join us for a unique experience exploring the Queens Zoo at night. You and your family (children 4 and older) will learn about animal diets and prepare animal enrichment treats. You'll go on hike in the Aviary and meet animals like chinchillas and turtles up close. This exciting adventure is sure to create memories your family will treasure.

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.

Overnights begin at 5:30 PM and end at 10:00 AM the next morning.
Pricing is per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sat, Jun 1, 2019 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019 5:30PM - 10:00AM   COMING SOON