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

 

Programs require Pre-Registration. Registration (excluding summer camps) closes 24 hours before the program start time. If you have a promotion code, please enter it at the time of ticket purchase checkout.

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

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Early Childhood Programs

Stroller Safari (10 months-3 years w/ caregiver)
Regular Price: $130.00
Member Price: $110.00
Come play and learn all about wildlife in our Stroller Safari series.

Seasons- October 3, 10, 17, 24
Bring your youngest zoo lovers to play and learn all about the seasons and wildlife in our fall session of Stroller Safari! Each day, you and your child will meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of an exhibit, and explore the Season of the Day through art, dramatic, sensory, and game play!


One ticket includes a child and a caregiver.
Session Seasons: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 - Thu, Oct 24, 2019 9:30AM - 11:00AM   (4 AVAIL)

 
Family Programs

Dinos After Hours (all ages)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $35.00
Join us for a Dino-Mite evening learning all about prehistoric pals! You and your family will meet a modern-day "dinosaur" up close, compare the bones of dinosaurs and modern animals, and have an exclusive after-hours tour of Dino Safari!

All ages are welcome, however this program is recomended for ages 5 and up. Pizza dinner is included. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The ZOO: Wildlife Health (age 5+)
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Bring your family for an immersive zoo vet experience! You will discover what it's like to care for our animals as you go backstage to meet a veterinarian and tour the Wildlife Health Center*, meet an animal guest up close, and use veterinary tools to examine, diagnose, and treat a plush patient of your own. You'll even get to take your patient home to continue their care.

For ages 5 and up. Tickets are per person and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

*In the unlikely event that an animal emergency arises, the Health Center tour will be supplemented with a guided exhibit tour.
Session One: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM   WAIT LIST

Nature Club (all ages)
 
There is wildlife all around us, even in NYC! Join the Family Nature Club for FREE monthly sessions that will connect your family to the local environment through unstructured free-play exploration and investigation.

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 12, 2019 - Sat, Jun 13, 2020   Available

Early Birds (all ages)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $25.00
Join us for some "cheep" thrills as you learn more about the birds that call the Bronx Zoo home. You and your family will learn from one of our ornithology experts, meet an animal up close, and take a walk through the zoo to learn about the birds that live in and outside of our exhibits.

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

Family Zookeepers (ages 6 and up)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $35.00
Do you have what it takes to be a zookeeper? Bring the whole family to meet animals up close, make animal enrichment, practice your animal care skills and meet a real zookeeper.

Reptiles - December 7, 2019

How often do you feed a snake? Do all turtles eat plants? Bring your family and join us to explore these and other questions, as we hear from our knowledgeable education staff. Become a reptile expert yourself as you meet an animal up close and engage in reptile-themed activities. Afterwards, chat with a zookeeper at the World of Reptiles exhibit.

This program is for families with children ages 6 and up. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session Reptiles: Sat, Dec 7, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

THE ZOO: Exhibit Design (ages 8 and up)
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Ever wonder what goes into building the perfect exhibit for a zoo animal? Find out in this program where you and your family will meet animal guests, explore an exhibit to look for hidden design features, go backstage to tour our design department and meet one of our exhibit design experts! 

This program is for families with children ages 8 and up. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sun, Dec 15, 2019 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (13 AVAIL)

Bronx Zoo Mornings (all ages)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $35.00
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! 

Bears - December 21, 2019
You and your "cubs" will explore bear skulls and test your bear knowledge with our expert educators. After meeting an animal up close, you will get to watch our zoo bears enjoy their morning enrichment and chat with a zookeeper who cares for them!

Jungle World - January 18, 2020
Bring the family to learn all about the rainforest with one of our expert educators! Find out more about these unique and important ecosystems through hands-on activities and an up-close visit from a live rainforest animal. Then, visit Jungle World to see animals enjoy their morning enrichment and chat with a zookeeper who cares for them!



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

Spooktacular Night Walks (all ages)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $35.00
Get ready for a 'Spooktacular' 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 creepy, crawly animal guests then enjoy a pizza dinner. As the sun sets we will head out on a night walk in the zoo to see what happens when the gates close and the last of the visitors leave.

All ages are welcome. Tickes are per person and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

 
Children's Programs

Jr. Keepers (grades 3-5)
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $45.00
Is there a young future zookeeper in your life? This program is the perfect fit! Participants will get up close animal encounters, help with enrichment for our animal collection, and practice the skills it takes to care for wild animals.

Birds of Prey - October 14, 2019

Give your future zookeeper an "owl" of a good time during this program focusing on raptors! Afterwards, they will visit our Birds of Prey exhibit and meet a real zookeeper.

Sea Lions - November 5, 2019

We're not "lion!" During this program focusing on sea lions they will visit our Sea Lion exhibit and meet a real zookeeper.

Bee-eaters - January 26, 2020

Give your future zookeeper a buzz-worthy experience during this program focusing on bee-eaters! Afterwards, they will visit our World of Birds exhibit and meet a real zookeeper.

This program is for children in grades 3-5.

Winter Survival! (grades K-3)
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $45.00
No school? Come join us at the zoo instead! Your children will enjoy visiting zoo animals that love the snow, meeting animals up close in our zoo classroom, and exploring how animals adapt, survive, and thrive in cold weather. 

This program is for children in grades K-3.
Session One: Mon, Dec 30, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (17 AVAIL)

 
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   UNAVAILABLE

 
Adult Programs

Dinos After Hours for Adults (ages 21+)
Regular Price: $90.00
Member Price: $75.00
Join us for a Dino-Mite evening learning all about prehistoric populations! You will meet a modern-day "dinosaur" up close, hear from an expert who helped design the exhibit and get an exclusive tour of our Dino Safari Attraction after-hours! (Pizza, beer, and wine are included).

This ticket is per person and for adults ages 21 and up.
Session One: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 5:30PM - 7:30PM   UNAVAILABLE

Spooktacular Night Walks (Ages 21+)
Regular Price: $90.00
Member Price: $75.00
After a day of Boo at the Zoo, continue the halloween spirit with a 'Spooktacular' evening at the zoo after hours! Wear your best costume to meet some creepy, crawly animal visitors, hear from one of the experts who studies them, and take a walk to search for what lurks in the shadows of the zoo after dark! (appetizers, beer, and wine included)

This ticket is per person and for adults ages 21 and up.
Session One: Sat, Oct 12, 2019 5:30PM - 7:30PM   (12 AVAIL)

Zoo Camp for Adults (ages 18+)
Regular Price: $90.00
Member Price: $75.00
Were you ever curious about how the zoo cares for over 600 species? Meet an animal guest up close and learn about the teams of people needed to care for each animal from our expert educators . Afterwards, you’ll get a special tour of the Wildlife Health Center to see the space where animals are treated!

This ticket is per person and for adults ages 18 and up.

 
Session Health Center: Sat, Nov 23, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   (17 AVAIL)

 
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.
 
Session 2: Sat, Sep 14, 2019 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019 4:30PM - 10:00AM   UNAVAILABLE

Group Overnight Safari (ages 5+)
Price: $5,000.00
Want to host a private overnight for your scout, school or youth group? Explore the sights and sounds of the zoo at night, meet an animal up close, and have a late-night snack before settling in for the evening in our one-of-a kind education space in the Congo Gorilla Forest!

2019-2020 Dates (Fridays, 5:30p-10:00a):
November 15-16, 2019
January 10-11, 2020
February 7-8, 2020
March 13-14, 2020
April 3-4, 2020


For more information, please visit our FAQ page and fill out our Group Overnight Safari Inquiry form. A member of the WCS Education team will be in touch within 2 business days.