Bronx Zoo Education
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FALL 2019 PROGRAMS GO ON SALE ON THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019 AT 9:00AM.

If you have a promotion code, please enter it at the time of ticket purchase checkout.

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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Scout Programs

Girl Scout Overnight (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $115.00
Calling all Girl Scouts! Something strange is happening at the Bronx Zoo! Grab your sleeping bags and detective gear as you and your troop help solve a mystery during our Girl Scout Overnight Safari! You and your troop will have the opportunity to experience the Bronx Zoo after hours, participate in live animal encounters, and explore select zoo exhibits. Wake to the sound of peacocks and get early access to select exhibits before the zoo opens to the public.

Bring your own tents & sleeping bags and either pack a picnic dinner or purchase at the café. Ice cream dessert, late-night snack, and continental breakfast will be provided. The overnight begins at 4:30 PM on Saturday and ends at 10:00 AM on Sunday. This event is for ages 5 and older. Pricing is per person and children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration closes the Monday before the event date.
Session One: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 - Sun, Sep 22, 2019 4:30PM - 10:00AM   Available

 
Overnights

Family Overnight Safari (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $145.00
Member Price: $135.00
Something strange is happening at the zoo! Grab your sleeping bag and detective gear as you and your family help solve a mystery during our 25th annual Family Overnight Safari! As always, you and your family will be treated to fun-filled, educational activities throughout the entire event which promise that you'll leave this extraordinary event with memories your family will treasure - including a commemorative t-shirt (included in price).

Event Includes:
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Dessert, Late Night Snacks & Continental Breakfast
  • Access to select exhibits after-hours
  • Early morning access to Nature Trek & Children's Zoo
  • Morning scavenger hunt
  • Souvenir t-shirts
  • General zoo admission on Sunday

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

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.

 
Summer Camp
Most 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
  • Trips to Dinosaur Safari & Wild Asia Monorail
  • 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
  • Special closing ceremony on Fridays for caregivers to attend (due to closing ceremonies, camp ends early on Friday)
Extended care is available from 3:00-5:30 PM after all of our camp sessions! To register, add Extended Care to your cart during camp registration.

NEW THIS YEAR: Looking for a summer camp experience for the whole family? For the first time, join us for our Camp Family Overnight (August 2-3, 2019), an exclusive overnight for registered campers and their families! )! If you would like to register, please do so by adding Camp Family Overnight to your cart during camp registration. Program is ages 5+

Bronx Zoo Summer Camp FAQs

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 you will be contacted if a spot opens.

Toddler Camp (ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
Food for Thought
Have you ever wondered what animals like to eat? Learn all about it with Food for Thought at the Bronx Zoo! From bugs to fish, from fruits to mushrooms, Earth's animals eat all sorts of interesting things. Through songs, stories, games, and some very special animal guests, toddlers and caregivers will learn about what's on the menu for some of the planet's most fascinating animals!
Session A Dates & Times:
A1 - June 10-14, 2019; 10:15-11:15
A2 - June 10-14, 2019; 11:45-12:45
A3 - June 17-21, 2019; 10:15-11:15
A4 - June 17-21, 2019; 11:45-12:45

All Around the World
Take a trip around the world with Toddler Camp! In one exciting week, toddlers and their caregivers will get to learn all about the continents of the world without ever leaving the Bronx! Each day, we will focus on a different continent, learning songs, and listening to stories from South America, Africa, and beyond- and, of course, meeting some animal guests!
Session B Dates & Times:
B1 - August 5-9, 2019; 10:15-11:15
B2 - August 5-9, 2019; 11:45-12:45


Register for two weeks of camp by choosing one A session and one B session! Price is per week.
Camper must be 2 or 3 years old at the time of the program.

Kinderzoo (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes​*
Through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up close animal guests, our pre-school (at least 4 years old) and rising Kindergarten campers will make discoveries about how animals use their special "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes, and Tails" to find food, move around, and play in different habitats.

*Please note that Kinderzoo: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes & Week of Wildlife: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes are the same program. To avoid your camper repeating the same activities, please register for one week only.
Camper must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K4 or K in the fall of 2019.


Kinderzoo 1/2 Day (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $140.00
Member Price: $130.00
1/2 Day Kinderzoo: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (9:00am-12:30pm)
Through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up close animal guests, our pre-school (at least 4 years old) and rising Kindergarten campers will make discoveries about how animals use their special "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes, and Tails" to find food, move around, and play in different habitats.


*Please note that Kinderzoo: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes & Week of Wildlife: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes are the same program. To avoid your camper repeating the same activities, please register for one week only.This camp is not in session July 4 or 5. Camper must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K4 or K in the fall of 2019.

Session 1/2 Day Kinderzoo: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 12:30PM   UNAVAILABLE

Week of Wildlife (entering K-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
What's for Lunch?
During this mouthwatering week, campers will explore what it takes to be a carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, and scavenger. Each day, campers will meet an animal that likes to eat something special. Through exhibit visits, animal guests and hands on science investigations campers will understand what it takes for that animal to get dinner on the table.
Session A Dates:
A1 - June 24 - 28, 2019
A2 - July 22 - 26, 2019
A3 - August 19 - 23, 2019


Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes*
Through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up-close animal guests, your camper will make discoveries about how animals use their amazing adaptations to find food, move around, and survive in different habitats.
Session B Dates:
B1 - July 8 - 12, 2019
B2 - July 29 - August 2, 2019


Register your child for two weeks of camp by choosing one A session and one B session! Price is per week.
*Please note that Kinderzoo: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes & Week of Wildlife: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 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, 1st, or 2nd grade in the fall of 2019.

Wild Adventurer: Nature Trekkers (entering K-2nd)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Make a mud pie! Dig in the sand! Construct a fort! Build a fairy house! Splash in a puddle! Get ready to go outside, get messy, and use your imagination in Wild Adventurer Camp: Nature Trekkers! Your K-2nd grader will spend the day playing outdoors in our new Nature Trek exhibit and beyond. Nature art, creative play, nature walks, music, story time, animal guests, and free exploration will all be part of the fun.

This camp is for children entering K, 1st, or 2nd grade in the fall of 2019.

Wild Adventurer (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Young Naturalists
Is your 3rd to 5th grader a budding naturalist who loves being outdoors in nature? Then Wild Adventurer: Young Naturalists is their opportunity to learn about the Bronx Zoo's local and exotic wildlife through hands on investigations, inquiry, games, animal guests, exhibit visits, 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 within the zoo!

This camp is for children entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019.

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

Saving Wildlife!
Through inquiry based exhibit visits, animal guests, and fun activities, your camper will learn how the Wildlife Conservation Society is "Saving Wildlife" both here and around the globe! Campers will be introduced to how WCS Discovers animal needs, Inspires people, and Protects wild places; then get a chance to join in and lend a hand of their own to help with our conservation efforts!

Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019.


Lil Zoo Vets After Camp Program (3rd-5th Grade)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00

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 every day and how animals at the zoo are cared for. Topics may include:

Session 1: focus on the eye; Upper GIT/Teeth; Darting
Session 2: focus on the ear; Lower GIT; Anesthesia; Bones

This class is designed for students entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019. Program will meet from 3-4:30pm. Class size is limited to 20 students.


Wild Adventurer (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Young Naturalists
Is your 6th to 8th grader a budding naturalist who loves being outdoors in nature? Then Wild Adventurer: Young Naturalists is their opportunity to learn about the Bronx Zoo's local and exotic wildlife through hands on investigations, inquiry, games, animal guests, exhibit visits, 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 within the zoo!

This camp is for children entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2019.

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

Conservation Scientists
Our planet's biodiversity is in jeopardy but fear not... scientists are working hard to protect it! Through fun and exciting visits from animal guests, exhibit visits, inquiry based activities and more your camper will learn about what different WCS scientists are doing to conserve wildlife. Campers will then use what they've learned to help, including educating Bronx Zoo visitors at a special Conservation Station!

Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2019.

Session One: Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Fri, Aug 9, 2019 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 6th-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, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2019.
Program will meet from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Class size is limited to 10 students.
Session One: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 - Fri, Aug 2, 2019 3:00PM - 4:30PM   WAIT LIST

Working for Wildlife (grades 9-12)
Regular Price: $1,200.00
Member Price: $1,000.00

Do you have a teen who is interested in working for wildlife? This summer your teen can explore a wide variety of professions including zookeeper, veterinarian, field scientist and more in this immersive two week program that includes assisting with keeper work at our Camel Barn and Children's Zoo! With hands-on keeper work, rewarding enrichment opportunities, unique career explorations, and visits from animal guests, your teen will become more familiar with the diversity of career options that exist for someone who is passionate about wildlife!

This program is for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall of 2019.
Camp is held 8am-2pm, except for the first day which is 9am-3pm to allow for camper orientation.