Bronx Zoo Education
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education programs for families, youth, and adults. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

Contact BRONX ZOO EDUCATION at bzeducation@wcs.org or
(800)433-4149 with any registration difficulties.


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Youth & Teen Programs

The Birds and the Bees (ages 8-13)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Spring time is here! What better time to learn what the buzz is all about when it comes to birds, bees, and butterflies! Participants will get to see a private Bee Eater feed as well as learn about the Bronx Zoo hive!

This program is recommended for children ages 8-13.
Session One: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM   Available

Junior Keepers (grades 3-5)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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No school? Come join us at the zoo instead! Have you ever wondered how zoo keepers take care of all of the animals at the Bronx Zoo? Join us for a morning of exploration of how keepers feed, clean up after, and keep the animals mentally and physically healthy. Participants will get up close animal encounters, help make enrichment for our animal collection, and practice the skills it takes to take care of wild animals!

Grown-ups can join in the fun at the same time with our Zoo Camp for Adults! (additional registration)
Session April: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (7 AVAIL)

 
Adult Programs (ages 18 and up)

Adult-Only Overnight (ages 21 and up)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $315.00
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Calling all party animals! Enjoy an evening of exploring the Zoo after-dark while you and your friends camp out in the park. The wild rumpus includes party stations around the zoo with corresponding themed food and beverages. Wind down the night with late night snacks before drifting off to sleep listening to the wild sounds of the zoo. In the morning, we'll help rejuvenate you with a hot breakfast and caffeine as well as the option for morning yoga or a jog through the park. You'll also get early morning access to select exhibits before they open to the public. We'll provide your tent, food and adult beverages as well as exclusive, up-close animal encounters, special experiences, and much more!

The experience includes:

  • Admission to the Bronx Zoo
  • A set-up tent (sleeping bag rental is additional fee)
  • Delicious themed hors d'oeuvres stations, late-night snacks, hot breakfast and adult beverages (wine and beer)
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Access to select exhibits
  • Instagram scavenger hunt


If you have questions about the event, please read through our FAQs. Pre-registration is required for the event since it will sell out.

This program is for adults 21 and up

Session May 2017: Sat, May 6, 2017 - Sun, May 7, 2017 5:00PM - 10:00AM   Available

Zoo Camp for Adults (ages 18+)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $75.00
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Why should kids have all the fun? Get a chance to meet animals up close, test out your keeper skills, play games and meet some of our experts. Whether you're dropping off your camper or if you're just looking for a new experience, Zoo Camp for Adults promises to be fun and educational.

Spring and Summer dates available!

Evening with the Gorillas (ages 21+)
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $70.00
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Enjoy some wine and cheese as you learn more about our gorillas and how we care for them from the keepers themselves! You will get to meet one of our smaller African animals up close and enjoy a private viewing of our gorillas and a multitude of activities scattered throughout our popular Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit.

This ticket is per person and for adults ages 21 and up.
Session One: Fri, May 19, 2017 4:30PM - 6:30PM   WAIT LIST

 
Family Programs

Bronx Zoo Nature Club (all ages)
 
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Join us for free sessions with the Bronx Zoo Nature Club! We will host monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, in hopes to connect 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 of all ages.
Valid: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 - Sat, May 13, 2017   Available

Zoo Play Toddlers (ages 2-3)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
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Come play at the zoo in a different way! During these 6- session ʺfamily-and-meʺ 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.

​Ticket includes 1 adult and 1 child ages 2-3.
Children must be at least 2 years of age by the first class.


One caregiver is required to attend per child registered.
Unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend. You may add an additional child (ages 2-3) at check-out.

Parking is not included.
Premium level membership includes unlimited free parking. Become a member now! Visit WCS Membership!
Session SPRING Thursdays 10:15: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 10:15AM - 11:15AM   UNAVAILABLE

Breakfast with the Penguins (all ages)
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Rise and Shine with our penguins! Bring the whole family for an unforgettable way to start your morning! Learn more about these amazing birds, meet their keepers, and watch the penguins eat their breakfast while you eat yours.

This program is for children of all ages. Ticket price includes one adult and one child.
Make it a family event! Add an Extra Adult or Child ticket to your cart before checking out.

Session April: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (14 AVAIL)

Animal Storytime Series (up to 5 years)
Regular Price: $90.00
Member Price: $70.00
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Join us for Animal Tales at the zoo! Read an animal-themed story and then meet a special animal guest up close.

This program is recommended for children ages 0-5. The ticket includes one adult and one child. Parking is not included.
Session Spring Tuesdays 10:15a: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 - Tue, Apr 25, 2017 10:15AM - 11:00AM   (6 AVAIL)

Local Wildlife Sunset Walks (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Get ready for an amazing evening as your family stay behind in the zoo while everyone else leaves! You and your family will gather in our program space for a visit from some animal guests then enjoy a pizza dinner. As the sun begins to sets we will head out on a walk in the zoo to see what happens when the gates close and the last of the visitors leave.

Each ticket includes two people.
Session April: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM   Available

Breakfast with the Fennec Foxes (ages 5 up)
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Rise and shine with our fennec foxes for an unforgettable way to start your day! Bring your whole family to enjoy breakfast at the zoo and learn about how these adorable mammals survive in the wild! We will meet a few of our animal ambassadors up close and explore their homes before the zoo opens!

This ticket is for one adult and one child. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up.
Session April: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (5 AVAIL)

Breakfast with the Komodos (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Rise and shine with our reptiles for an unforgettable way to start your day! Bring your whole family to enjoy breakfast at the zoo and learn about how these and other impressive ectotherms survive in the wild! We will meet a few of our animal ambassadors up close and explore what other scaly creatures call the zoo home!

This ticket includes one adult and one child. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up.
Session May: Sun, May 21, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (13 AVAIL)

Penguins and Chill (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Chill out at the Bronx Zoo! Create some treats for our Bronx Zoo Penguins and learn about how our zookeepers care for our penguins at the zoo. Then create a chilly treat for you and your family to enjoy!

This ticket includes one adult and one child. This program is recommended for children ages 5 and up.
Session One: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM   (18 AVAIL)

Neighborhood Nature (ages 3 and up)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Come join us for our backyard adventure and discover the birds, butterflies, and other wildlife that call our neighborhood home! Learn tips and tricks for making your home wildlife friendly!

Each ticket is for one adult and one child. This program is for ages 3 and up.

Trash Rehashed (ages 5-teen)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Time for spring cleaning! Do you have items cluttering your home that you just don't know what to do with? Come to the zoo and be inspired to reduce, reuse, and reinvent! Learn about nature's clean up crew and how you can be a part of it too!

This ticket is for one adult and one child. Recommended for children ages 5 - teen.
Add an additional ticket during check out.
Session April: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Mother's Day Breakfast in Jungle World
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Join us for a Mothers' Day celebration in our JungleWorld exhibit! On this special day dedicated to motherhood, families will enjoy a light breakfast, have an up-close encounter with a rainforest animal, and help solve a jungle mystery! The morning will be complete with a tour on the Wild Asia monorail where families can catch a glimpse of rare and endangered wildlife including elephants, tigers, and the Mongolian Przwalski's horse.

The price stated above covers one adult and one child.
Session One: Sun, May 14, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Family Overnight Safari (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $185.00
Member Price: $175.00
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Family Overnights are back with a brand new after-hours adventure! Join us as we travel through time to explore the Bronx Zoo in the past, present and future! As always, you and your family will be treated to fun-filled, educational activities throughout the entire event. With some new surprises and a hot breakfast to keep you going in the morning, you are sure to leave this extraordinary event with memories your family will treasure - including a commemorative keepsake (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.

SPECIAL NOTE: For the September 9th Overnight ONLY, our campsite will be located on Mouse House lawn, located near the Mouse House building. For this Overnight, you will be given the option to either camp outside or sleep inside our Congo classroom. Please note your sleeping location choice upon registration.

Overnights begin at 4:30 PM on Saturday and end at 10:00 AM on Sunday.

This event is for children ages 5 and older. Pricing is per person and children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration closes the Monday before the event date.

Animal Storytime (ages 3-10)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $20.00
Join us for Animal Tales at the zoo! Read an animal-themed story and then meet a special animal guest up close.

This program is recommended for children ages 3-10. The ticket includes one adult and one child. Parking is not included.
Session Session 1: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 2:00PM - 2:45PM   (9 AVAIL)

 
Summer Camp Programs
Camp will be available for sale to the general public on January 10, 2017.
*New this year!! Camp will be held from 9:00am to 3:00pm.*
Extended care is available from 3:00pm to 5:30pm the following weeks:
June 26-30
July 17-21
August 7-11
August 14-18
August 21-25

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.

Toddler Camp (ages 2-3 with caregiver)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
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Orange you looking to be tickled pink this summer? Join us for a colorful week of "caregiver and me" Toddler Camp at the Bronx Zoo! With the help of animal visitors, campers will explore all the beautiful colors in nature through art, dramatic play, sensory bins and more.

This program is for children ages 2-3 with a caregiver.

Kinderzoo (Entering Pre-K or K, age 4 and up)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
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Animal Tales of Eric Carle
This summer in Kinderzoo Camp, pre-school (at least 4 years old) and rising Kindergarten campers will spend the week exploring the "Animal Tales of Eric Carle." Through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, crafts, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters, these classic stories will come alive and help campers discover that every creature has an important job in nature.


Sessions Available:
Session A1: June 26-30
Session A2: August 14-18
Session A3: August 28-September 1

Welcome to My Biome!
Deserts and Rainforests, Ponds and Polar regions; life can be found in even the harshest of climates. In "Welcome to My Biome!" our pre-school (at least 4 years old) and rising Kindergarten campers will discover the places where animals live through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters.


Sessions Available:
Session B1: July 17-21
Session B2: August 21-25

Register your child for two weeks of camp by choosing one A session and one B session! There is an additional three day B session available, which is listed separately.
This program is for campers entering Pre-K or K in the Fall of 2017 (must be 4 years old by start of camp).


Kinderzoo 3 Day (Entering Pre-K - K, age 4 and up)
Regular Price: $285.00
Member Price: $270.00
Welcome to My Biome!
Deserts and Rainforests, Ponds and Polar regions; life can be found in even the harshest of climates. In "Welcome to My Biome!" our pre-school (at least 4 years old) and rising Kindergarten campers will discover the places where animals live through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up close animal encounters.

Session Available
Session B: July 5-7

Register your child for two weeks of camp by choosing one A session and one B session! Full week A and B sessions are listed separately.
This program is for campers entering Pre-K or K in the Fall of 2017 (must be 4 years old by start of camp).

Session Session B1: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 - Fri, Jul 7, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (20 AVAIL)

Week of Wildlife (entering 1st-2nd Grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
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During Week of Wildlife, campers will be joining forces with the Bronx ZOOper Hero to help keep the 5 elements safe: earth, water, air, fire and heart. Each day, campers will face an eco-emergency that threatens one of the elements. Through exhibit visits, animal guest presentations and hands-on science experiences campers will gain the knowledge to put a stop to each villain and save the day!

Grades: Entering 1st or 2nd grade in the Fall of 2017.


Zoo Explorer 3 Day (entering 3rd-5th Grade)
Regular Price: $285.00
Member Price: $270.00
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From the Jungle Book to WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, storytelling plays an exciting and important role in our relationship with wildlife. In this session, campers will explore a day in the life of many types of wildlife storytellers including conservation photographers, field journalists, myth makers, and more!

Session Available
Session A: July 5-7

Register your child for two weeks of camp by choosing one A session and one B session! Full week A and B sessions are listed separately.

This program is for campers entering 3rd to 5th grade in the Fall of 2017.

Session Session A1: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 - Fri, Jul 7, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

Zoo Explorer (entering 3rd-5th Grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
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From the Jungle Book to WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, storytelling plays an exciting and important role in our relationship with wildlife. In this session, campers will explore a day in the life of many types of wildlife storytellers including conservation photographers, field journalists, myth makers, and more!

Sessions Available:
Session A2: July 17-21
Session A3: August 7-11
Session A4: August 21-25

What do bird wings and jet engines have in common? Inspired by nature, scientists have been creating marvelous feats such as sleeker engines for years. Let your young scientist's imagination run wild this summer as they use exhibit visits, animal encounters and special activities for their own bio-inspiration.

Sessions Available:
Session B1: July 10-14
Session B2: July 31-August 4
Session B3: August 14- August 18
Session B4: August 28-September 1

Register your child for two weeks of camp by choosing one A session and one B session! There is an additional three day A session available, which is listed separately.

This program is for campers entering 3rd to 5th grade in the Fall of 2017.


Wild Adventurer (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
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Does your 3rd to 5th grader love being outdoors and spending time in nature? Then our new Bronx Zoo Wild Adventurer Camp is perfect for your young naturalist! Wild Adventurer Campers will spend the day learning about local wildlife through free exploration, art, games, and animal encounters. 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!

Sessions Available
Session 1: June 26-30
Session 2: August 21-25

There is an additional 3 day session available listed separately. This camp is for children entering 3rd-5th grade in the Fall of 2017.

Wild Adventurer 3 Day (entering 3-5th grade)
Regular Price: $285.00
Member Price: $270.00
Does your 3rd to 5th grader love being outdoors and spending time in nature? Then our new Bronx Zoo Wild Adventurer Camp is perfect for your young naturalist! Wild Adventurer Campers will spend the day learning about local wildlife through free exploration, art, games, and animal encounters. 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!

Sessions Available
Session 1: July 5-7

There are also full week sessions listed separately. This camp is for children entering 3rd-5th grade in the Fall of 2017.
Session Session 1: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 - Fri, Jul 7, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (14 AVAIL)

Little Zoo Vets After Camp Program (3rd-5th Grade)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
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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 3:00-4:30. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Dates:
June 26-30
July 17-21


Wild Adventurer (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
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Does your 6th to 8th grader love being outdoors and spending time in nature? Then the Bronx Zoo Wild Adventurer Camp is perfect for your young naturalist! Wild Adventurer Campers will spend their days learning about local wildlife through free exploration, art, games, animal encounters and field research. 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!

Sessions Available
Session 1: July 10-14
Session 2: July 31-August 4
Session 3: August 28-September 1

This camp is for children entering 6th-8th grade in the Fall of 2017.

Junior Scientist (entering 6th-8th Grade)
Regular Price: $475.00
Member Price: $450.00
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When it comes to saving wildlife, generating solutions isn't always easy! This summer, campers will take on conservation challenges through the perspective of key players in conservation, including scientists, local people, governments, and more. Through live animal demonstrations, exhibit visits, and science, they will find out what it takes to make environmental solutions come to life!

Sessions Available
Session 2: August 21-25
Sesison 3: August 28-September 1

There is an additional 3 day session available listed separately. This camp is for children entering 6th-8th grade in the Fall of 2017.


Junior Scientist 3 Day (entering 6th-8th Grade)
Regular Price: $285.00
Member Price: $270.00
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When it comes to saving wildlife, generating solutions isn't always easy! This summer, campers will take on conservation challenges through the perspective of key players in conservation, including scientists, local people, governments, and more. Through live animal demonstrations, exhibit visits, and science, they will find out what it takes to make environmental solutions come to life!

There are also full week sessions listed separately. This camp is for children entering 6th-8th grade in the Fall of 2017.
Session Session 1: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 - Fri, Jul 7, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

Zoo Vet Academy After Camp Program (6th-8th Grade)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
Has your 6-8th grader ever thought about being a veterinarian? Is so, this class is perfect. Taught by WCS zoo veterinarian Dr. John Sykes, this class will explore veterinary medicine from a "wild" perspective! Using a combination of live animals, real veterinary equipment, and custom-designed models, we will learn about how we use medicine and surgery to help keep all the animals at the zoo healthy- from the fish to the elephants! Note: these classes are different from those taught in the Little Zoo Vet classes for 3-5th graders and involve more advanced procedures!

This class is designed for 6-8th graders and will meet from 3:00-4:30. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Dates:
July 31-August 4

Session Session 1: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 - Fri, Aug 4, 2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM   WAIT LIST

Conservation Perspectives (9th-12th grade)
Regular Price: $1,400.00
Member Price: $1,200.00
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What kind of impact can communities have on global-scale conservation issues? This summer, teens will learn about many of the prominent threats to our world and its biodiversity. Through animal demonstrations, in-depth case studies, and outdoor exploration, teens will discover the multitude of perspectives invested in preserving our planet and feel empowered to act.

This programs is for students entering 9th - 12th grade in the Fall of 2017.
Session Session 1: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 - Fri, Aug 4, 2017 8:00AM - 2:00PM   Available

Fantastic Beasts & the Race for Survival (9-12 gr)
Regular Price: $1,400.00
Member Price: $1,200.00
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Join us on a journey to discover rare and extraordinary beasts and the wild places they call home! Explore local nature areas and zoo exhibits, learn valuable field skills and survival techniques, and experience up-close animal encounters as we uncover WCS's top priority regions and flagship species in their race against extinction.

This programs is for students entering 9th - 12th grade in the Fall of 2017.

 
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Gift certificates can be used for any Education program at the Bronx Zoo. (Please be advised that gift certificates purchased from the Bronx Zoo store can only be redeemed for Bronx Zoo Education programs.)
Gift certificates are not valid at any onsite gift shop or food vendor.
Gift certificates are non-refundable, cannot be reissued if lost or stolen, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Certificates expire 1 year from date of purchase.

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