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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Family Experiences

Bronx Zoo Mornings: Nature Trek (all ages)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00
Explore our new Nature Trek area before it opens to the public during this special morning program! Search for local birds in Trek & Climb and build a fort or create some natural art in our Explore & Play space. After the program, stick around and enjoy general admission at the Zoo!

All ages are welcome. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunset Walk (all ages)
Regular Price: $40.00
Member Price: $35.00
Get ready for an amazing evening as your family stays 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 set we will head out on a walk in the zoo to search for local wildlife!

All ages are welcome. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 
Adult Experiences

Zoo Camp for Adults (ages 18+)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $75.00
Get a chance to be a kid again by joining us for Summer Camp... for adults! Trek, climb, and look for local wildlife in Nature Trek, explore exhibits with the experts of the Bronx Zoo Education team, and have an up-close encounter with ambassador animals in the camp classroom!

 
Summer Camp
All camps include:
  • Complimentary early drop off as early as 8:30 a.m.
  • Daily explorations of our exciting Bronx Zoo exhibits
  • Daily encounters with animal ambassadors
  • Science and learning investigations inside the classroom and out and about in nature
  • Fun games that foster a love of wildlife and science discoveries
  • Nature inspired art projects
  • Healthy snacks served daily
  • Special closing ceremony on Fridays for caregivers to attend (due to closing ceremonies, camp ends early on Friday)
Extended Care is available the following weeks: July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10, Aug 20-24 and Aug 27-31.

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.

Kinderzoo (Entering Pre-K or K, age 4 and up)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Wild Discoveries
Do you have a child who loves to say, "I wonder what would happen if..."? If so, sign that kid up for Kinderzoo: Wild Discoveries! In addition to meeting animals up close and exploring the exhibits and natural areas in the zoo, campers will spend time each day conducting fun experiments, getting messy, and putting their problem solving skills to the test.


*Please note: Kinderzoo: Wild Discoveries and Week of Wildlife: Wild Discoveries are the same program. To avoid your camper repeating the same activities, please register for one week only.
This program is for campers entering Pre-K or K in the Fall of 2018 (must be 4 years old by start of camp).

Session Two: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 - Fri, Aug 31, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Week of Wildlife (entering K-2nd Grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Zoo Detectives
Campers will become Zoo Detectives! Each day, through observations and careful examination of the evidence, campers will solve a new mystery. Through exhibit visits, animal guest encounters and hands on science experiments. Campers will hone their detective (and scientist) skills to solve any mystery that comes their way!
Session Dates:
July 23 - July 27, 2018

Wild Discoveries
If you have a camper who loves to say, "I wonder what would happen if...", this is the camp for them! In addition to meeting animals up close and exploring the exhibits and natural areas in the zoo, campers will spend time each day conducting fun experiments, getting messy and putting their inquiry and problem solving skills to the test.
Session Dates:
July 30 - August 3, 2018

*Please note: Kinderzoo: Wild Discoveries and Week of Wildlife: Wild Discoveries are the same program. To avoid your camper repeating the same activities, please register for one week only.

This camp is for children entering K-2nd grade in the Fall of 2018.


Wild Adventurer:Nature Trekkers (entering K-2nd)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Make a mud pie! Construct a fort! Splash in a puddle! Get up close to our animal ambassadors! Campers will get messy and use their imagination in our new Wild Adventurer Camp: Nature Trekkers! Your kid will spend the day playing outdoors in our Nature Trek exhibit and all over the Bronx Zoo. Art and creative play, nature hikes, unique exhibit activities, and free exploration will all be part of the fun!

This camp is for children entering K - 2nd grade in the Fall of 2018.

Wild Adventurer (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Nature Explorers
Does your 3rd to 5th grader love being outdoors and spending time in nature? Then 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!

*We will be hosting a Family Day for campers attending the week of July 16-20 on Friday, July 20. Each camper will be allowed to invite 2 adults (please, no sibling) to join in camp fun for part of the day! (More details to follow.)


This camp is for children entering 3rd-5th grade in the Fall of 2018.

Zoo Explorer (entering 3rd-5th Grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00

Adventures in Animal Behavior
WCS scientists and keepers use observations to help study animal behavior and so can you! Campers will put their observation and inquiry skills to the test as they spend time in the zoo making observations, asking questions, and developing a hypothesis. This program is a great way to introduce your camper to the scientific process while also learning about the amazing behaviors animals display!


This program is for campers entering 3rd to 5th grade in the Fall of 2018.


Wild Adventurer (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Nature Investigators
Does your 6th to 8th grader love being outdoors and spending time in nature? Then 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!


This camp is for children entering 6th-8th grade in the Fall of 2018.

Junior Scientist (entering 6th-8th Grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00

How Do You Zoo?
How do zoo exhibit designers go from exhibit sketch to an actual new space for amazing animals to live in and visitors to experience? In this week long program, your camper will learn about basic exhibit design, animal care and graphic design through exhibit visits, in person animal demonstrations and engaging activities. Campers will then use what they've learned to design a mock exhibit of their very own and then share their designs with their grownups at the camp closing ceremony!


This camp is for children entering 6th-8th grade in the Fall of 2018.

Session One: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - Fri, Aug 24, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

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 students entering 6th-8th grade in the Fall of 2018. Program will meet from 3:00 - 4:30. Class size is limited to 15 students.
Session One: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 - Fri, Aug 3, 2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM   WAIT LIST

Zookeeper Internship (grades 9-12)
Regular Price: $1,200.00
Member Price: $1,000.00

This summer your teen will gain an inside look into the wonderful world of zoo keeping! In this immersive two week experience, participants will learn about the daily responsibilities of zookeepers and what better place to learn than the Bronx Zoo! With hands-on installation work, rewarding enrichment opportunities, unique career explorations, and in-person animal encounters, your teen will be better prepared to pursue a future career in animal care.

This program is for students entering 9-12 grade in Fall of 2018.
Camp is held 8am - 2pm, except for the first day which is 9am - 3pm to allow for camper orientation.

Session Two: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 - Fri, Aug 17, 2018 8:00AM - 2:00PM   WAIT LIST

 
Family Overnights

Family Overnight Safari (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $145.00
Member Price: $135.00
Family Overnights are back with a new adventure! This year, find your inner naturalist as we explore the flora and fauna of different regions throughout the world! As always, you and your family will be treated to fun-filled, educational activities throughout this extraordinary event which promise that you'll leave with memories your family will treasure - including a commemorative t-shirt (included in price).

Event Includes:
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Dessert, Late Night Snacks & Light Breakfast
  • Access to select exhibits after-hours
  • Enrichment creation opportunity
  • Early access to Nature Trek & Children's Zoo
  • Morning scavenger hunt
  • Souvenir t-shirts

Bring your own tent & sleeping bags and either pack a picnic dinner or purchase at the cafe. Ice cream dessert, late-night snack, and light 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. 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.

*If you are adding your family to the wait list, please make sure to enter each participant individually.
Session Two: Sat, Sep 8, 2018 - Sun, Sep 9, 2018 4:30PM - 10:00AM   Available

 
Scout Programs

Girl Scout Overnight (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $115.00
Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us for an overnight adventure at the Bronx Zoo. You and your troop will have the opportunity to experience the Bronx Zoo after hours and discover your inner naturalist. Participating in live animal encounters, exploring select zoo exhibits, and creating animal enrichment will all be part of the fun! Wake to the sound of sea lions and get early access to select exhibits before the zoo opens to the public.

Price is per person.
Session One: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 - Sun, Sep 23, 2018 4:30PM - 10:00AM   Available