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Programs require Pre-Registration. If you have a promotion code, please enter it at checkout. Contact Bronx Zoo Education at bzeducation@wcs.org or (800) 433-4149 with any registration difficulties.

BZ Birthday Parties
Celebrate your child's birthday with a unique 90-minute party experience that includes a private tour of a Bronx Zoo Exhibit, live animal encounters, and unlimited access to all Bronx Zoo exhibits and attractions for the entire day!

A non-refundable deposit is required to book. If you have questions, please contact the Birthday Coordinator prior to booking at bzbirthdayparties@wcs.org.

Bronx Zoo Birthday Expeditions include:
  • Total Experience admission to the Bronx Zoo for up to 25* people for the entire day. (Parking is not included)
  • Party coordinator to help you plan your celebration.
  • Private tour of a an exhibit.
  • Two educational animal encounters.
  • A special gift bag for the birthday child.
  • Ends with a trip to the Bug Carousel or drop-off exhibit of choice.
Catering options, extra goody bags, and adding participants are available for an additional fee.
*The listed package price includes up to 25 party guests. You may upgrade to a larger party of up to 35 people for an additional fee.

Bronx Zoo Birthday Expedition (all ages)
Regular Price: $1,200.00
Member Price: $1,080.00
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, catering, and/or goody bags for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

 
BZ Overnights

Family Overnight Safari (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $165.00
Member Price: $132.00
Bring your family to spend the night at the Zoo and learn more about our amazing 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.
Session Family Overnight 6/4-6/5: Saturday, June 4, 2022 4:30PM - 10:00AM Available

Scout Overnight (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $145.00
Member Price: $116.00
Bring your scouts to spend the night at the Zoo and learn more about our amazing animals. You and your scout troop will be treated to fun-filled, educational activities that ensure you'll leave this extraordinary event with memories your scouts will treasure - including a commemorative Bronx Zoo Overnight patch (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 waitlist, please make sure to enter each participant individually.
Session Scout Overnight 5/7-5/8: Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:30PM - 10:00AM Available

 
BZ Family Programs

Bronx Zoo Mornings (all ages, recommend 3+)
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 UNAVAILABLE

 
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: $160.00
Member Price: $128.00
Seasons - Thursdays: March 31, April 7, 14, 28, 2022 (note that Apr 21 is skipped)
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 the four seasons, 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. One additional adult ticket may 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 child's curiosity while inspiring independence, confidence, and creativity! During this three-session outdoor series your child will design nature art, learn about female scientists, and discover local wildlife along the Bronx River! Participants will receive a nature kit to explore with each session.

Session One - March 27, April 3, April 10, 2022

This program will take place mostly outdoors and includes walking outside on uneven surfaces.

This drop-off program is for children ages 8-12 years.
Session Spring - Sun 3/27-4/10: Sun, Mar 27, 2022 - Sun, Apr 10, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM Available

 
BZ 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 UNAVAILABLE

 
BZ Scout Programs

Bronx Zoo Scout Day (all ages, recommend 5+)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Gather your Girl Scout or Cub Scout group for a fun filled day at the Zoo! Troops 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. All levels are welcome.
Session Bronx Zoo Scout Day - Sun 5/22: Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
Gift Certificates
Gift certificates can be redeemed for programs in the Bronx Zoo Main Store: Overnights, Family, Early Childhood, & Children's programs. 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 or for school programs.
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 programs seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

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

Can only be redeemed for programs seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

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

Can only be redeemed for programs seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

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

Can only be redeemed for programs seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

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

Can only be redeemed for programs seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

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

Can only be redeemed for programs seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

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

Can only be redeemed for programs seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).