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Registration opens August 1st for Fall/Winter programs and January 2nd for Spring/Summer programs. Check back here for more details.

Contact Bronx Zoo Education at bzeducation@wcs.org or (800)433-4149 with any registration difficulties.



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SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

 
Kinderzoo (entering PreK or K)
   Regular Price: $425.00 Member Price: $400.00
Grades: Entering PreK or K in the Fall (must be 4 years old by start of camp)

Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes and Tails

Through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters, campers will discover how animals use their special "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes, and Tails" to find food, move around, and play in different habitats.

Dates:
June 22-26
July 20-24
August 17-21
August 24-28

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

 
 
Week of Wildlife (entering 1st or 2nd Grade)
   Regular Price: $425.00 Member Price: $400.00
Grades: Entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

Please to "meat" you! Join us this summer as we meet carnivores, herbivores and omnivores around the zoo and discover the adaptations they have for eating. Learn about a giraffe's 18 inch-long tongue and why a wild dog hunts with a pack.

Dates:
June 22-26
July 6-10
July 13-17
July 27-31
August 3-7
August 10-14

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

 
 
Zoo Explorer (entering 3rd to 5th Grade)
   Regular Price: $425.00 Member Price: $400.00
Grades: entering 3rd to 5th grade in the fall

This summer, campers will become animal behaviorists! Through interactive animal exhibit visits, animal encounters, games and experiments, campers will learn about the many facets of behavior in both wild and captive animals. Campers will discover how animals communicate, rely on their instincts, interact with their social groups and more!

Dates:
July 6-10
July 13-17*
August 10-14
August 17-21
August 24-28*

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

*Little Vets After Camp Program is available from 4:00-5:30pm at an additional cost

 
 
Little Zoo Vets After Camp Program (3rd-5th Grade)
   Regular Price: $225.00 Member Price: $200.00 Qty
Grades: entering 3rd to 5th grade in the fall

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a zoo veterinarian? What do you do when a tiger has a tooth ache or an elephant has a sore foot? How do you anesthetize a fish or an aardvark? Does a walrus say “ah”? In this after-camp class, students will learn about the different aspects of zoo veterinary medicine taught by WCS veterinarian Dr. John Sykes. Classes will involve real veterinary medicine equipment and supplies. Students will gain an appreciation of what zoo veterinarians do everyday and how animals at the zoo are cared for. Topics may include: how to do a physical exam, anesthesia, darting, digestion, blood tests, x-rays, etc.

This class is designed for 3-5th graders and will meet from 4:00-5:30. This program is being offered for the July 13-17 and Aug 24-28 camp sessions. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Dates:
July 13-17
August 24-28

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

  Age Group
 
 
Wild Explorer (entering 5th-7th Grade)
   Regular Price: $425.00 Member Price: $400.00 Qty
Grades: Entering 5th through 7th grade in the fall

Does your child love being outdoors and spending time in nature? The new Wild Explorer camp is perfect for young naturalists, allowing campers to spend their entire day outside traveling around Zoo grounds and learning about local habitats and native wildlife through nature walks, games, live animal demonstrations, scientific studies and more! Campers should plan on coming dressed and ready for a full day of outdoor exploration and adventure that will leave them with a new appreciation for the natural world that surrounds the Zoo!

Dates:
August 17-21
August 24-28

 
 
Junior Scientist (entering 6th to 8th Grade)
   Regular Price: $425.00 Member Price: $400.00
Grade: entering 6th to 8th grade in the Fall

Awake the scientist inside of you this summer! The word "scientist" can mean so many different things, especially at the Bronx Zoo. Campers will explore the world of the scientists at the Bronx Zoo, as well as our Global scientists around the world! This week of camp includes exhibit visits, animal encounters, hands-on science experiments and an insider's look at the life of some scientists who are changing the future for wildlife and wild places. Discover if you have what it takes to be the next conservation leader!

Dates:
July 20-24
July 27-31
August 3-7

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

 
 
Teen Internship: Intro & Advanced
   Regular Price: $2,000.00 Member Price: $1,800.00 Qty

Intro: Suggested for students entering 9th or 10th grade in the Fall

Advanced: Suggested for students entering 11th or 12th grade in the Fall

Dates:
June 29-July 17 (3-week internship, Monday-Friday) NO PROGRAM ON JULY 3RD
July 20-August 7 (3-week internship, Monday-Friday)
August 10-August 28 (3 week internship, Monday-Friday)

Time:
1st Week Monday and Tuesday: 10 am-4 pm, Remainder of Program: 8 am-2 pm

For the first time, the Bronx Zoo will offer introductory and advanced sessions, provide a more age and experience appropriate opportunity for high school students. Join the Bronx Zoo staff for a scaffolded adventure through the interesting and engaging worlds of citizen science and animal care.

The INTRO SESSION will give teens the necessary background knowledge and skills to participate in a selection of pre-chosen citizen science projects conducted on and around the Zoo's campus. The ADVANCED SESSION will allow teens to create their own projects that will help to improve issues of urban zoos, focusing on animal practices and native ecosystem health. Both sessions will include 2-hours of morning keeper work (starting Wednesday of the internship), special animal guests and thematic trips to exhibits around the Zoo.

 
 
BIRTHDAY PARTIES

 
Zoo Birthday Parties  
   

Give your child the once-in-a-lifetime birthday adventure. Children, ages 1-12, will enjoy a festive celebration in a private room with Zoo staff to run the party for you. Guests experience up-close visits from some of our favorite animal guests; participate in party activities and games; and explore amazing Zoo exhibits with our expert education staff as their guides. It’s a junior safari not to be missed!

The Wildlife Conservation Society offers different style parties from simple to sensational at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo. For more information, including availability, pricing, and contact information, visit Zoo Birthday Parties now!

Space is limited. We highly recommend registering far in advance, especially for fall, spring, and summer birthday parties.

 
FAMILY PROGRAMS

 
Zoo Play Toddlers (ages 2-3)  
   Regular Price: $175.00 Member Price: $150.00 Qty

Come play at the zoo in a different way! During these 6- session “caregiver-and-me” programs, we’ll use dramatic play, sensory bins and games to help connect children to nature in a hands-on, fun, and educational way. Each session includes live animal visitors as well as free-exploration time, enforcing Nature Start concepts by incorporating open inquiry and skill building activities using play items and natural discoveries.

One caregiver is required to attend with each registered child. Parking not included.
Premium level membership includes unlimited free parking. Become a member now! Visit WCS Membership!

Make it a family occasion! Add an Extra Adult Ticket to your cart before checking out.
 

 
 
Zoo Play Kinders (ages 4-5)  
   Regular Price: $175.00 Member Price: $150.00 Qty

Come play at the zoo in a different way! During these 6- session “caregiver-and-me” programs, we’ll use dramatic play, sensory bins and games to help connect children to nature in a hands-on, fun, and educational way. Each session includes live animal visitors as well as free-exploration time, enforcing Nature Start concepts by incorporating open inquiry and skill building activities using play items and natural discoveries.

One caregiver is required to attend with each registered child. Program is held at 10:15-11:15 am. Parking not included.
Premium level membership includes unlimited free parking. Become a member now! Visit WCS Membership!

Make it a family occasion! Add an Extra Adult Ticket to your cart before checking out.
 

  Session  Fall Saturdays 10:15 (: Sat,Oct 17,2015-Sat,Nov 21,2015 10:15AM-11:15AM   COMING SOON
 
 
Family Overnight Safari (ages 5 and up)
   Regular Price: $185.00 Member Price: $175.00

 

Ever thought about catching some zzzs in the company of zebras? How about snoozing with the snow leopards? Well, dreams come true on the Bronx Zoos Family Overnight Safari. After another sold-out series last year, our overnights are back!

As always, you and your family (children 5 and older) will be treated to fun-filled, educational activities throughout the entire event. Along with some new surprises and a late-night snack to keep the energy going, this extraordinary event is sure to create memories your family will treasure – including a commemorative anniversary t-shirt (included in price). Sign up soon – space is limited.

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 sea lions will provide the wake-up call.

Overnights begin at 4:30 PM on Saturday and end at 10:00 AM on Sunday. Reserve a space in one of our four events now!
 
  • September 12-13
  • September 26-27

    Pricing is per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

     

  Age Group
 
 
YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

 
Winter Zoo Camp (grades K-2nd) (grades 3rd-5th)  
   Regular Price: $175.00 Member Price: $150.00 Qty


In this two-day adventure, children, grades K-2nd and grades 3rd–5th, will meet animals up close, play wintry games, and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. They’ll observe firsthand how some cold weather lovers enjoy a New York December. There isn't a more exciting way for your children to spend their winter break than at the Bronx Zoo, in the company of our expert Zoo Instructors and critters of the cold. This program includes a total of two days on December 29 and 30 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Ticket price includes 1 child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.

One drop-off/pick-up pass for an adult chaperone and one drop off/pick-up pass for temporary parking at Southern Boulevard is provided for each day of the program for parents’ convenience.

 
 
EXTRA ADULT TICKETS

Make it a family occasion and add an additional adult to your family program. One additional adult per program.

 
Zoo Play Series Extra Adult  
   Price: $25.00

Ticket price includes 1 adult for full Zoo Play Series. Parking not included.
Premium level membership includes unlimited free parking. Become a member now! Visit WCS Membership!