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Contact Bronx Zoo Education at bzeducation@wcs.org or (800) 433-4149 with any registration difficulties.

Overnights

Family Overnight Safari (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $165.00
Member Price: $132.00
This year bring your family to take part in the Bronx Zoo Animal Olympics and discover more about our gold medal worthy animals. You and your family will be treated to fun-filled, educational activities that ensure you'll leave this extraordinary event with memories your family will treasure - including a commemorative keepsake (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 select exhibits
  • Morning scavenger hunt
  • 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. This program includes walking outside in dim lighting. All paths are wheelchair accessible.

*If you are adding your family to the wait list, please make sure to enter each participant individually.

 
Family Programs

Bronx Zoo Mornings (all ages)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Enjoy a wild morning with educational activities, a special animal guest, an exhibit tour, and a chat with an expert zookeeper.

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021: Butterflies
Your family will test their butterfly knowledge with our expert educators. After meeting an animal up close, you will get early access to explore the Butterfly Garden and chat with a zookeeper who cares for it.

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021: Owls
Your family will test their owl knowledge with our expert educators. After meeting an animal up close, you will get to visit our Zoo owls and chat with a zookeeper who cares for them.

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021: Komodo Dragons
Your family will test their dragon knowledge with our expert educators. After meeting an animal up close, you will get to watch our komodo dragons enjoy their morning training session and chat with a zookeeper who cares for them.


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

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

Spooktacular Night Walks (all ages, best 5 yr+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
In this kid-friendly evening program, meet some creepy, crawly animal visitors, listen to a spooky Zoo tale, and take a walk to search for what lurks in the shadows of the Zoo after dark! Costumes encouraged!

This program includes a long walk outside in dim light. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

All ages are welcome, but this program is best for families with children 5 years old & older. Tickes are per person and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Early Birds (all ages)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Bring your flock and learn more about the birds that call the Bronx Zoo home. You and your family will learn from one of our bird 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.

This program includes walking outside on uneven surfaces.

All ages are welcome. Tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session Early Birds - Sat 11/13: Saturday, November 13, 2021 9:30AM - 10:30AM Available

 
Early Childhood Programs

Wild Wonders (10 months - 3 years w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $160.00
Member Price: $128.00
Animal Homes - Thursdays: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
Looking for a creative and fun class for you and your little one? Come learn all about wildlife in our Wild Wonders program where you and your child will meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of an exhibit, and engage in multiple activities to explore where animals live, including games, art, dramatic and sensory play!


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

One ticket covers one child and one caregiver.
Session Animal Homes - Thurs 10/7-10/28: Thu, Oct 7, 2021 - Thu, Oct 28, 2021 9:30AM - 11:00AM Available

 
Adult Programs

Early Birds (ages 16+)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Join us for some "cheep" thrills as you learn more about the birds that call the Bronx Zoo home. You will learn from one of our bird experts, meet an animal up close, and take a walk through the Zoo to look for some of the birds that live in and outside of our exhibits.

This program includes walking outside on uneven surfaces.


This ticket is per person and for individuals age 16 and up.
Session Early Birds - Sat 11/6: Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:30AM - 10:30AM Available

 
Summer Camp: Bronx Zoo
Bronx Zoo is WILD about summer camp! Our new 10-day summer camp allows campers to explore our 265-acre zoo and learn about our 8,000 animals like never before! This small-group experience brings all the fun of Zoo Camp with health and safety as a top priority.

Participants in this program will spend most of the day 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.


Families will be required to complete a health screening for their camper each morning of camp. For more information on our summer camp safety plans, please click here.

Animal Survivor! 4 Day (1st-2nd gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
What animal can outlast them all? Maybe the top Animal Survivor needs the speed of a cheetah, the night vision of an owl, and the jaws of a crocodile! Your camper will learn about what makes animals super survivors through games and activities, up-close animal encounters, exhibit visits, and nature exploration. Campers will put learning into action by designing their very own Animal Survivor that can live anywhere!

Camper must be entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Animal Survivor! 1 Week (1st-2nd gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
What animal can outlast them all? Maybe the top Animal Survivor needs the speed of a cheetah, the night vision of an owl, and the jaws of a crocodile! Your camper will learn about what makes animals super survivors through games and activities, up-close animal encounters, exhibit visits, and nature exploration. Campers will put learning into action by designing their very own Animal Survivor that can live anywhere!

Camper must be entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2021.
 
Session Session 1: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 - Fri, Jul 30, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Animal Survivor! 2 Weeks (1st-2nd gr)
Regular Price: $1,200.00
Member Price: $1,080.00
What animal can outlast them all? Maybe the top Animal Survivor needs the speed of a cheetah, the night vision of an owl, and the jaws of a crocodile! Your camper will learn about what makes animals super survivors through games and activities, up-close animal encounters, exhibit visits, and nature exploration. Campers will put learning into action by designing their very own Animal Survivor that can live anywhere!

Camper must be entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2021.
 

Animal Architects 4 Day (3rd-5th gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
What do bird wings and jet engines have in common? Let your young scientist's imagination run wild this summer with bioinspiration as they explore wildlife and habitats from all around the world. Through exhibit visits, animal demonstrations, activities, and nature exploration, campers will learn how structures, materials and other inventions have been inspired by nature.

Camper must be entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2021.
 
Session Session 1: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Animal Architects 1 Week (3rd-5th gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
What do bird wings and jet engines have in common? Let your young scientist's imagination run wild this summer with bioinspiration as they explore wildlife and habitats from all around the world. Through exhibit visits, animal demonstrations, activities, and nature exploration, your camper will learn how nature has inspired structures, materials, and inventions!

Camper must be entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2021.
 
Session Session 1: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 - Fri, Jul 30, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Animal Architects 2 Weeks (3rd-5th gr)
Regular Price: $1,200.00
Member Price: $1,080.00
What do bird wings and jet engines have in common? Let your young scientist's imagination run wild this summer with bioinspiration as they explore wildlife and habitats from all around the world. Through exhibit visits, animal demonstrations, activities, and nature exploration, your camper will learn how nature has inspired structures, materials, and inventions!

Camper must be entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2021.
 

Wildlife Protectors 4 Day (6th-8th gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
Does your young influencer-in-training want to save wildlife and encourage others to help? Explore how WCS scientists, artists, and exhibit designers inspire a movement of wildlife champions. Through animal encounters, exhibit visits, media, art, and design, your camper will learn how to be a champion for conservation and inspire others to join them!

Camper must be entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Wildlife Protectors 1 Week (6th-8th gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Does your young influencer-in-training want to save wildlife and encourage others to help? Explore how WCS scientists, artists, and exhibit designers inspire a movement of wildlife champions. Through animal encounters, exhibit visits, media, art, and design, your camper will learn how to be a champion for conservation and inspire others to join them!

Camper must be entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 - Fri, Jul 30, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Wildlife Protectors 2 Weeks (6th-8th gr)
Regular Price: $1,200.00
Member Price: $1,080.00
Does your young influencer-in-training want to save wildlife and encourage others to help? Explore how WCS scientists, artists, and exhibit designers inspire a movement of wildlife champions. Through animal encounters, exhibit visits, media, art, and design, your camper will learn how to be a champion for conservation and inspire others to join them!

Camper must be entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2021.

 
Summer Camp: Wildlife Camp Online

Wildlife Camp Online allows your camper to enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the animals and exhibits at all five of our NYC parks! During this virtual experience, your campers will enjoy up-close animal encounters and deep dives, meet wild animal keepers and scientists, connect with the natural world! We've built upon the collaborative nature of our virtual camp to provide even more opportunities to participate in cool science, take conservation action, and of course, have FUN in an active learning environment.

Click here to visit our FAQ page.


Who's Who in the Zoo! 5 Day (PreK-K Half-day)
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $135.00
Calling all animal helpers! During this half day virtual experience, campers will try on different animal careers through games, live animal encounters, and exclusive access to our Zoos and Aquarium. From ambassador to zookeeper, and many jobs in between, we'll have a blast learning and discovering new things!

Note: The morning and afternoon sessions are identical and these lesson plans are the same as the 4 day program. 


Camper must be entering PreK - K in the fall of 2021.

Who's Who in the Zoo! 4 Day (PreK-K Half-day)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $108.00
Calling all animal helpers! During this half day virtual experience, campers will try on different animal careers through games, live animal encounters, and exclusive access to our Zoos and Aquarium. From ambassador to zookeeper, and many jobs in between, we'll have a blast learning and discovering new things!

Note: The morning and afternoon sessions are identical and these lesson plans are the same as the 5 day program. 


Camper must be entering PreK - K in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1 Morning: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 11:30AM UNAVAILABLE

Little Zoo Vets Virtual After-Camp (1st-5th gr)
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $135.00
Available the week of July 19 and the week of July 26.
Ever wonder how to perform a dental checkup on a tiger or examine the eyes of a snake? In Little Zoo Vets Virtual After-Camp session, Head Veterinarian Dr. John Sykes will share how he cares for the animals in the zoo. Each virtual session includes live interactions where campers will examine animals’ eyes, blood, teeth and more!


Camper must be entering 1st-5th grade in the fall of 2021.

Week of Wildlife 5 Day (1st-5th gr)
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $247.50
Wild By Design
How do you build a shark exhibit at an aquarium? Or make it safe for animals to cross the road in India? Campers will explore how scientists and engineers build and rebuild habitats to protect wildlife in our zoos and around the world through games, hands-on activities, and exclusive access to our 5 NYC parks!

ZooMazing Race
Across the globe, animals and humans share some extreme homes! We’ll race around the world to visit these unique habitats and investigate wild interactions, from penguins in Patagonia to jaguars in the jungle. As we trek up mountains and swim in deep trenches, we’ll discover how humans can help animals and learn from them, too, through hands-on activities, up-close encounters, and exclusive visits to our parks!


Camper must be entering 1st-5th grade in the fall of 2021.

Week of Wildlife 4 Day (1st-5th gr)
Regular Price: $220.00
Member Price: $198.00
ZooMazing Race
Across the globe, animals and humans share some extreme homes! We’ll race around the world to visit these unique habitats and investigate wild interactions, from penguins in Patagonia to jaguars in the jungle. As we trek up mountains and swim in deep trenches, we’ll discover how humans can help animals and learn from them, too, through hands-on activities, up-close encounters, and exclusive visits to our parks!


Camper must be entering 1st-5th grade in the fall of 2021.
Session ZooMazing Race: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 2:30PM UNAVAILABLE

Global Conservation 5 Day (6th-8th gr)
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $247.50
In Global Conservation, your camper will travel the world to learn about crucial conservation programs led by Wildlife Conservation Society scientists. Your camper will meet experts in the field and explore how they use technology, work with local communities, and campaign to protect wildlife and wild places!

Camper must be entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2021.

 
Summer Camp: New York Aquarium
Summer camp at the New York Aquarium is BACK and we couldn't be more excited to create a welcoming, fun, and safe camp experience! We will foster campers' natural curiosity, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking skills while instilling an appreciation and connection to local and global wildlife and wild places.

Participants in this program will spend most of the day 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.

Families will be required to complete a health screening for their camper each morning of camp. For more information on our summer camp safety plans, please click here.

Aqua Science 5 Day (1st-2nd gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Dive into the ocean with your fellow mini-marine biologists! We'll investigate different questions each day such as "Do all penguins love a cold climate?" or "How can an octopus change colors?" Through experiments, beach exploration, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters - our team will make some amazing aqua-discoveries!

Camper must be entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2021.

Aqua Science 4 Day (1st-2nd gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
Dive into the ocean with your fellow mini-marine biologists! We'll investigate different questions each day such as "Do all penguins love a cold climate?" or "How can an octopus change colors?" Through experiments, beach exploration, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters - our team will make some amazing aqua-discoveries!

Camper must be entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Extreme Ocean Animals 5 Day (3rd-5th gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Have you ever seen a shark walk on land? Or an octopus disappear? Join us as we investigate our ocean’s unique animals and their habitats. Through hands-on projects, animal encounters, and exhibit and beach exploration, we’ll learn how marine animals use their extreme adaptations to survive in the ocean, past & present!

Camper must be entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2021.

Extreme Ocean Animals 4 Day (3rd-5th gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
Have you ever seen a shark walk on land? Or an octopus disappear? Join us as we investigate our ocean’s unique animals and their habitats. Through hands-on projects, animal encounters, and exhibit and beach exploration, we’ll learn how marine animals use their extreme adaptations to survive in the ocean, past & present!

Camper must be entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

 
Summer Camp: Prospect Park Zoo
In-person summer camp is back at the Prospect Park Zoo and it's going to be WILD! Campers will explore the zoo and learn about our animals like never before! This small-group experience brings all the fun of Zoo Camp with health and safety as a top priority.

Participants in this program will spend most of the day 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.

Families will be required to complete a health screening for their camper each morning of camp. For more information on our summer camp safety plans, please click here.

The Fast and the Furriest 5 Day (1st-2nd gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Campers will race around the world in this exciting week-long camp. Along the way, they will encounter challenges that test their creativity, sportsmanship, and teamwork as we explore our zoo animals and learn about athletes of the animal kingdom. Puzzles, scavenger hunts, and trivia games are just some of the challenges campers might encounter! On your mark, get set, GO!

Camper must be entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2021.

The Fast and the Furriest 4 Day (1st-2nd gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
Campers will race around the world in this exciting week-long camp. Along the way, they will encounter challenges that test their creativity, sportsmanship, and teamwork as we explore our zoo animals and learn about athletes of the animal kingdom. Puzzles, scavenger hunts, and trivia games are just some of the challenges campers might encounter! On your mark, get set, GO!

Camper must be entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Back to the Zoo-ture 5 Day (3rd-5th gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Have you ever seen a wolf roaming Park Slope? How about a Wooly Mammoth in Windsor Terrace? Join us as we travel through time to discover Brooklyn backyard's natural history like never before! Campers will get up-close with amazing animals while exploring how their wild neighborhood has changed through the centuries - no DeLorean needed!

Camper must be entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2021.

Back to the Zoo-ture 4 Day (3rd-5th gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
Have you ever seen a wolf roaming Park Slope? How about a Wooly Mammoth in Windsor Terrace? Join us as we travel through time to discover Brooklyn backyard's natural history like never before! Campers will get up-close with amazing animals while exploring how their wild neighborhood has changed through the centuries - no DeLorean needed!

Camper must be entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2021.
Session Session 1: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 - Fri, Jul 9, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

 
Gift Certificates
Gift certificates can be redeemed for the Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops. (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.

Gift Certificate - $5
Price: $5.00
Value of $5

Can only be redeemed for Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops.

Gift Certificate - $25
Price: $25.00
Value of $25.

Can only be redeemed for Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops.

Gift Certificate - $50
Price: $50.00
Value of $50.

Can only be redeemed for Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops.

Gift Certificate - $75
Price: $75.00
Value of $75.

Can only be redeemed for Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops.

Gift Certificate - $100
Price: $100.00
Value of $100.

Can only be redeemed for Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops.

Gift Certificate - $150
Price: $150.00
Value of $150.

Can only be redeemed for Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops.

Gift Certificate - $300
Price: $300.00
Value of $300.

Can only be redeemed for Scientists in Training Series, Not All Scientists Wear Lab Coats, or Virtual Badge in a Day Workshops.