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BZ Summer Camp
Celebrate the Bronx Zoo's 125th anniversary with us at zoo camp! Our summer camp allows you to explore the zoo and learn about animals and nature while having a WILD time. You will be engaged all week with fun activities, exhibit explorations, animal encounters, and special 125th anniversary experiences.

Camp starts daily at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. Extended Care is available from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Extended Care includes free play, exhibit visits, and nature play exploration. You can add on items such as Extended Care and additional camp t-shirts when adding your selected camp purchase to your cart.

Campers will spend plenty of time outdoors during a range of weather conditions, including heat, humidity, and precipitation, as well as travel over uneven, natural surfaces. Accommodations may be available. Please contact us for more information.

Kinderzoo (entering K)
 $390.00
Animal Tales of Eric Carle
Spend the week exploring the "Animal Tales of Eric Carle" in Kinderzoo Camp! These classic stories will come alive as you play games, participate in dramatic play and sensory exploration, visit zoo exhibits, and meet animals up close in the classroom. During this exciting week, you will discover that every creature has an important job in nature.

Full Week Session Dates:
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members

This drop off camp is designed for those entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2024. Campers must be 4 years old on or before their first day of camp.

Week of Wildlife (entering 1st-2nd grade)
 $652.50
ZOOper Heroes
Join forces with the Bronx ZOOper Hero to help safeguard the 5 elements: earth, water, air, fire and heart. Each day of this camp, you will face an eco-emergency that threatens one of the elements. Through exhibit visits, animal guest presentations and hands-on science experiences you will gain the knowledge to put a stop to the villains and save the day!

Session Dates:
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 19-23, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members

This drop off camp is designed for those entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2024.

Wild Adventurers (entering 3rd-5th grade)
 $390.00
Young Naturalist
Do you love wildlife? Then this camp is for you! Join us to learn about the Bronx Zoo's local and exotic wildlife through hands-on investigations, scientific inquiry, and field research. Each day you will meet animals up close in the classroom, visit zoo exhibits, and play outdoors. Plan on full days of exploration and adventure that will give you a new appreciation for the natural world!

Full Week Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024
July 8 - 12, 2024
July 22 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 19 - 23, 2024

Conservation Storytellers
From the Jungle Book to WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, storytelling plays an exciting and important role in our relationship with wildlife. Embrace your inner storyteller during this camp by exploring a day in the life of different types of wildlife storytellers, including conservation photographers, field journalists, myth makers, and more! Each day you will meet animals up close in the classroom, visit zoo exhibits, and discover new stories.

3-Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024

Full Week Session Dates:
July 15 - 19, 2024
July 29 - Aug 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members
3-Day Session: $430/week non-members, $390/week members

Price is per week. Young Naturalist & Conservation Storytellers are two different camps so you can sign up for both!
This camp is for children entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2024.

Little Zoo Vets After Camp Program (3rd-5th Grade)
 $315.00
Little Zoo Vets
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? In this after-camp class taught by WCS veterinarian Dr. John Sykes, students will learn about the different aspects of zoo veterinary medicine. 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.

Session 1: Eyes, upper gastrointestinal tract, teeth, and darting
July 29 - August 2, 2024

Session 2: Ears, lower gastrointestinal tract, anesthesia, and bones
August 5 - 9, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $350/week non-members, $315/week members

Price is per week. Session 1 and Session 2 are two different camps so you can sign up for both!
This class is designed for students entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2024.
This is an after camp program that meets from 3pm - 4:30pm with a very limited class size. Registration in regular camp is not required.

Junior Scientists (entering 6th-8th grade)
 $430.00
Zoolympics
While the Summer 2024 Olympic Games are taking place in Paris, the Zoolympics will be in full swing at the Bronx Zoo! Join the Games to see the fastest, strongest, and most acrobatic members of the animal kingdom. You will investigate the traits that allow species to not just survive, but thrive in their environments. Throughout the week, visit zoo exhibits, meet animals up-close in the classroom, and compete in your own version of the Games!

Full Week Session Dates:
July 22 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 19 - 23, 2024

Nature Investigators
If you love being outdoors and exploring nature, then this camp is perfect for you! Join us to learn about local wildlife through nature exploration, field reseach, exhibit visits, art making, and animal encounters. You will enjoy full days engaging in hands-on activites and investigating different species and their habitats, and use what you learn to help protect wildlife and wild places. 

3-Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024

Full Week Session Dates:
July 29 - Aug 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members
3-Day Session: $430/week non-members, $390/week members

Price is per week. Zoolympics & Nature Investigatorsare two different camps so you can sign up for both! 
Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2024.

Zoo Vet Academy After Camp Program (6th-8th Grade)
 $315.00
Zoo Vet Academy
Have you ever thought about being a veterinarian? If so, this class is perfect. Taught by WCS zoo veterinarian Dr. John Sykes, you will explore veterinary medicine from a "wild" perspective! Using a combination of live animals, real veterinary equipment, and custom-designed models, you will learn about how vets use medicine and surgery to help keep all the animals at the zoo healthy from the fish to the elephants!

Session Dates:
July 22 - 26, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $350/week non-members, $315/week members

This class is designed for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2024.
This is an after camp program that meets from 3pm - 4:30pm with a very limited class size. Registration in regular camp is not required.
Session Zoo Vet Academy 7/22-26: Mon, Jul 22, 2024 - Fri, Jul 26, 2024 3:01PM - 4:30PM UNAVAILABLE

 
BZ Birthday Parties

Bronx Zoo Birthday Expedition (Ages 4+)
Regular Price: $1,500.00
Member Price: $1,350.00
This unique birthday expedition takes you and your guests on a 90 minute adventure through the zoo. A dedicated education specialist will engage your group with a scavenger hunt through an exhibit before introducing you to two of our education animal ambassadors. The experience concludes with a trip to the Bug Carousel or a drop-off at an exhibit of choice.

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Bronx Zoo. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at bzbirthdayparties@wcs.org.

Submitting this form reserves your birthday party date & time & requires a non-refundable deposit. The Birthday Party Specialist will reach out to you within one week, at which time you will have the option to add on additional participants, and/or goody bags for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

Bronx Zoo Zoofari Birthday Party (all ages)
Regular Price: $2,900.00
Member Price: $2,610.00

This jam-packed birthday adventure will delight kids and adults alike with activities, a scavenger hunt in one of our most popular exhibits, and special animal guests. You and your guests will have a private party space for the duration of the event and a dedicated conservation educator to ensure an unforgettable experience!

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Bronx Zoo. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at bzbirthdayparties@wcs.org.

Submitting this form reserves your birthday party date & time & requires a non-refundable deposit. The Birthday Party Specialist will reach out to you within one week, at which time you will have the option to add on additional participants and catering, for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 35 people, including the birthday family.


 
BZ Family Programs

Mythical Monsters (all ages, recommended 3+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Grab a costume and join us for an evening of Halloween fun! This program is filled with animal encounters and spooky activities.

In this Halloween themed program, you will learn about spooky mythical mosters and the animals that inspired their lore. Meet some creepy crawly animals and show off your costumes!

Fall Saturday Dates:
10/19/2024 4:30pm - 6pm
10/26/2024 1pm - 2:30pm and 4:30pm - 6pm

Looking for more spooktacular fun? Limited admission is included, so join us for a day of Boo at the Zoo before your program or add on the Pumpkin Nights walk to enjoy right after the program. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Bronx Zoo Family Morning (all ages, recommend 3+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Enjoy a wild morning with educational activities, a special animal guest, an exhibit tour, and a chat with an expert zookeeper.

Tigers: November 17, 2024
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about tigers through fun and engaging activities. After you meet an animal guest up close, our educators will guide you to the Tiger Mountain exhibit to watch as our tigers enjoy their exhibit and chat with a zookeeper that cares for them.

Tapirs: February 16, 2025
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about tapirs through fun and engaging activities. After you meet an animal guest up close, our educators will guide you to the Jungle World exhibit to watch as our tapirs enjoy their exhibit and chat with a zookeeper that cares for them.

Penguins: March 9, 2025
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about penguins through fun and engaging activities. After you meet an animal guest up close, our educators will guide you to the Sea Bird Colony exhibit to watch as our penguins enjoy their exhibit and chat with a zookeeper that cares for them.

Budgies: May 18, 2025
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about budgies through fun and engaging activities. After you meet an animal guest up close, our educators will guide you to the new Budgie Landing exhibit to watch as our birds enjoy their exhibit and chat with a zookeeper that cares for them.

All ages are welcome, but this is recommended for ages 3+. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Sensory Sensitive (all ages, recommended 3+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Join us for a morning of sensory inclusive fun filled with animal encounters and exploration of the zoo before it opens. 

Spooktacular Butterfly Garden - October 13, 2024 or October 20, 2024
In this sensory friendly Halloween themed program, enjoy some spooky playtime, meet some animal visitors in the classroom, and get an upclose view of the critters in the Butterfly Garden! Costumes encouraged! Looking for more spooktacular fun? Limited admission is included, so join us for a day of Boo at the Zoo after your program! 

Giraffes - December 15, 2024
In this sensory friendly program, get up close and personal with some animals that live in the savanah, explore the Carter Giraffe House before it opens to the public, and meet some animal visitors in a zoo classroom. Looking for more fun? Limited admission is included, so join us for a day at the Zoo after your program! 

Reptile House - January 19, 2025
In this sensory friendly program, get up close and personal with some scaly creatures, explore the Reptile House before it opens to the public, and meet some animal visitors in a zoo classroom. Looking for more fun? Limited admission is included, so join us for a day at the Zoo after your program! 

Children's Zoo - April 27, 2025
In this sensory friendly program, get up close and personal with farm animals in the Barnyard, explore the Children's Zoo before it opens to the public, and meet some animal visitors in a zoo classroom. Looking for more fun? Limited admission is included, so join us for a day at the Zoo after your program! 

Sensory bags are available for use. This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.  

 
BZ Early Childhood Programs
Learn all about wildlife through play. Each day, participants will meet an animal up close and explore the wild wonders of the world!

Wild Wonders (10 months - 3 years w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $144.00
Learn about wildlife through play! Each day of this 4 part series, participants will meet an animal up close and explore the wild wonders of the world.

Colors: Thursdays 10/10/2024, 10/17/024, 10/24/2024, 10/31/2024
Looking for a creative and fun class for you and your little one? Explore the colors of nature in our Wild Wonders program! You and your child will meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of an exhibit, and engage in activities including games, art, and dramatic and sensory play!

Around the World: Thursdays 3/6/2025, 3/13/2025, 3/20/2025, 3/27/2025
Looking for a creative and fun class for you and your little one? Explore where animals live in our Wild Wonders program! You and your child will meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of an exhibit, and engage in activities including games, art, and dramatic and sensory play!

Food for Thought: Thursdays 5/8/2025, 5/15/2025, 5/22/2025, 5/29/2025
Looking for a creative and fun class for you and your little one? Explore the foods that animals eat in our Wild Wonders program! You and your child will meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of an exhibit, and engage in activities including games, art, and dramatic and sensory play!

This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Tickets include one adult and one child. One additional adult ticket may be added on at time of purchase.

Zoo Cubs (10 months - 4 years w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Bring your zoo cub to learn about wildlife through play and exploration! 

Feathered Friends: February 12, 2025
Discover the wonderful world of birds through your toddler's eyes! In this fun and engaging program, you and your child will learn through playing together, meeting an animal up close, and exploring an exhibit with a knowledgeable guide.

Barnyard Friends: April 29, 2025
Explore what life on the farm is like for our barnyard friends with your toddler! In this fun and engaging program, you and your child will learn through playing together, meeting an animal up close, and exploring an exhibit with a knowledgeable guide.

This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Tickets include one adult and one child. One additional adult ticket can be added on at time of purchase.

 
BZ Children's Programs

Discovery Girls (8-12 yrs)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
This all-girls nature experience will excite your curiosity while inspiring independence, confidence, and creativity! During this three-session outdoor series you will explore the natural world using scientific skills and tools. You will observe and study local wildlife along the Bronx River, documenting your findings in nature journals and through the creation of nature art, while learning about female scientists that do similar work. Participants will receive a nature kit to explore with each session.

Session Dates: Sundays - 3/16/2025, 3/23/2025, 3/30/2025

This program is completely outdoors and will include walking on uneven surfaces at the Mitsubishi River Walk.

This drop-off program is for children ages 8-12 years.
Session Spring- Sundays - 3/16- 3/30: Sun, Mar 16, 2025 - Sun, Mar 30, 2025 11:00AM - 1:00PM Available

Zoo Explorers (8-12 yrs)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $48.00
As a Zoo Explorer, you will explore the many ways the zoo cares for animals in this educational drop off program.

Snakes: November 9, 2024
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of snakes at the Bronx Zoo? In this program, you will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and explore the skills needed to take care of these slithery reptiles!

Parrots: December 14, 2024
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of parrots at the Bronx Zoo? In this program, you will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and explore the skills needed to take care of these energetic birds!

Crocodilians: March 8, 2025
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of alligators and crocodiles at the Bronx Zoo? In this program, you will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and explore the skills needed to take care of these powerful reptiles!

Giraffes: April 5, 2025
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of giraffes at the Bronx Zoo? In this program, you will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and explore the skills needed to take care of these gentle giants!

Snow Leopards: January 11, 2025
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of snow leopards at the Bronx Zoo? In this program, you will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and explore the skills needed to take care of these fantastic felines!

Penguins: February 8, 2025
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of penguins at the Bronx Zoo? In this program, you will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and explore the skills needed to take care of these flightless favorites!

Children's Zoo: May 17, 2025
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of goats, sheep, and chickens at the Bronx Zoo? In this program, you will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and explore the skills needed to take care of these farm favorites!

These programs include walking outside. All paths are wheelchair accessible.

This is a drop off program for children ages 8-12 years old.

 
BZ Adult Programs

Roach Romance (Ages 21+)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Bring your Valentine to the Zoo and spend the evening sampling sustainably grown chocolate at this exclusive after-hours program. Learn about the importance of insects in the production of chocolate—from cocoa pollination to soil health maintenance—and about the work of WCS with cocoa farmers around the world. You will also get an up close introduction to some ambassador animals that are species these projects help protect!

Price is per couple. Full admission to the zoo, as well as wine and chocolate are included in the price.
Session Roach Romance: Saturday, February 15, 2025 5:00PM - 6:30PM Available

Migratory Bird Day Outing(16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Spice up your birding game! Join us for early access to the zoo grounds and search for migratory birds with our expert guides. We will also explore our exhibits to see our avian collection, discover the threats these birds face in the wild, and learn about the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts towards conserving birds around the world.

Ticket includes full admission.

Animals and Art: Maker Space (Ages 16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Explore the nature of animals through art in this vibrant makerspace. Unleash your inner artist amidst the wonders of the wild with Animals and Art, an innovative educational program nestled within the heart of the Bronx Zoo. Designed as a vibrant makerspace for adults, this immersive experience invites you to explore the beauty of nature through the lens of artistry.

This session is in person and full admission is included.
Session Maker Space - 11/23: Saturday, November 23, 2024 9:00AM - 12:00PM Available

 
BZ School Break Programs

1 Day Zoofari Day Camp (K-5th)
Regular Price: $170.00
Member Price: $153.00
No School? Come to zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled one-day zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Animal Tales - October 14, 2024
Embark on a wild adventure with our one-day school break program! You will dive into beloved stories featuring animals, connecting literature to zoo and ambassador animals. From history to the classical tales, this one day camp will spark your imagination while fostering a deeper understanding of wildlife and the stories we tell.

Zoolympics - January 29, 2025
Join us for a fast paced, one-day zoo camp where you will investigate the fastest, strongest, and most acrobatic members of the animal kingdom. This day is filled with hands-on activities, scientific investigations, and animal encounters.

Trekking the Tropics - March 31, 2025
Step into the tropics during this one-day school break experience! You will dive into the biodiverse world of rainforests through art, upclose ambassador animal encounters and exhibit visits. Throughout the day you will uncover the vital roles animals play in these ecosystems. Join us on this jungle adventure!

This is a drop-off for grades K-5th.

 
BZ Scout Programs
Earn a Bronx Zoo patch during this fun-filled day featuring special scout-only activities!

Scout Day (all ages)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Earn a Bronx Zoo patch during this fun-filled day featuring special scout-only activities! 

Gather your Girl Scout or Cub Scout group for an engaging and fun day at the Zoo! Groups will have the opportunity to explore the Zoo with general admission tickets, take an educational tour, create an art activity, and complete a scavenger hunt for a small prize! All Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts will earn a Bronx Zoo patch!

This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Ticket is per person & children must be accompanied by an adult. All levels are welcome.
Session Bronx Zoo Scout Day- 5/3: Saturday, May 3, 2025 10:00AM - 3:00PM Available