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PPZ Early Childhood Programs
In Jr. Zoo Club you and your little one will enjoy a wild morning as you meet animals up close, play, sing and explore the Zoo together alongside new friends!

*This class must meet a minimum registration requirement to run. Please register early! Participants will be notified of cancellations one week out.

Jr. Zoo Club, Sundays (Ages 2-5)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
 Join us for Jr. Zoo Club where you and your little one will learn together about animals as you engage in crafts, early science skills, playtime, and songs. Each class will nurture childrens’ innate curiosity through up close animal encounters, exploring our senses, and time to explore the zoo. Every day is a new adventure in Jr. Zoo Club!

Tickets include one adult and one child. *This class must meet a minimum registration requirement to run. Please register early! Participants will be notified of cancellations one week in advance if necessary.


This program is families with children ages 2-5. Ticket includes one adult and one child. For additional child or adult participants please purchase an additional ticket.

Jr. Zoo Club, Mondays (Ages 2-5)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Join us for Jr. Zoo Club where you and your little one will learn together about animals as you engage in crafts, early science skills, playtime, and songs. Each class will nurture childrens’ innate curiosity through up close animal encounters, exploring our senses, and time to explore the zoo. Every day is a new adventure in Jr. Zoo Club! Tickets include one adult and one child.

*This class must meet a minimum registration requirement to run.  Please register early! Participants will be notified of cancellations one week in advance if necessary.

This program is families with children ages 2-5. Ticket includes one adult and one child. For additional child or adult participants please purchase an additional ticket.

Animal Tales November (Ages 2-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Join us for Animal Tales, our new early readers program designed to engage your child’s love of literature and introduce them to the amazing world of zoo animals. Each week we will meet two new animal friends related to our story themes, enjoy a read-aloud, and explore the zoo together. Stay connected to our friends at Brooklyn Public Library with book recommendations, free resources, and tips that you can use to make the most of storytime at home. Tickets include one adult and one child.

Session Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22


This program is families with children ages 2-5. Ticket includes one adult and one child. For additional child or adult participants please purchase an additional ticket.
Session Fantastic Feasts & Where Animals Find Them- 11/1-1: Tue, Nov 1, 2022 - Tue, Nov 22, 2022 10:15AM - 11:15AM Available

Animal Tales December (Ages 2-5)
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $64.00
Join us for Animal Tales, our new early readers program designed to engage your child’s love of literature and introduce them to the amazing world of zoo animals. Each week we will meet two new animal friends related to our story themes, enjoy a read-aloud, and explore the zoo together. Stay connected to our friends at Brooklyn Public Library with book recommendations, free resources, and tips that you can use to make the most of storytime at home.

Session Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20


This program is families with children ages 2-5. Ticket includes one adult and one child. For additional child or adult participants please purchase an additional ticket.
Session Where the Wild Things Are in Winter - 12/6-12/20: Tue, Dec 6, 2022 - Tue, Dec 20, 2022 10:15AM - 11:15AM Available

 
PPZ Birthday Parties
Make your child's birthday wild at the Zoo with animal guests! Up to 30 friends and family can join the fun.

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

An extension to your party time may be added for an additional fee.

PPZB Party Animals (ages 3-12)
Regular Price: $800.00
Member Price: $720.00
There's no better place for a birthday party than the Zoo! Every 90 min party is visited by 3 animal guests, a trip to the barn or pond to feed animals, and an experienced educator will work with you to make sure the animals and activities are ones that make this an unforgettable birthday for your child.

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Prospect Park Zoo. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at ppzbirthdayparties@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 3 business days, at which time you will have the option to add on party time for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 30 people, including the birthday family.

 
PPZ School Break Programs

1 Day Camps (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
No School? Come to zoo camp! Your camper can join us for a day full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and wild encounters. 

Wild New York- October 5th, 2022
Discover the amazing wildlife and wild places in Brooklyn and around New York City right here at the Prospect Park Zoo. Campers will meet animals upclose, investigate local wildlife, and explore the Zoo all in 1 day!


Wild Fairy Tales​- November 8th, 2022
Bring some of your favorite animal-based stories to life in this one-day camp!  Campers will visit animals that have inspired myths and fairy tales, create enrichment for animals, participate in zoo games, and engage in up close animal encounters.


Dynamic Defenses- November 11th, 2022
Quills, camouflage, claws, oh my! -- the animal kingdom is full of incredible defenses.  Campers will meet live animals up close, explore predator and prey adaptations, and visit zoo animals to uncover the unique ways animals protect themselves. 


Creative Creatures - January 16th, 2023
From amazing physical attributes to incredible behaviors, animals have all kinds of creative ways to overcome challenges and thrive in the wild. Campers will meet animals up close, stretch their creative abilities to solve problems, and even have the chance to create their own Creative Creature in this one day camp. Join us as we discover the adaptations that make animals so special.

Zoo Detectives- April 21st, 2023
The zoo was visited by a mysterious guest who left behind some interesting clues. During this 1-day camp, campers will meet animals up close and become zoo detectives by investigating animal poop, footprints, and coverings like feathers and fur to help us solve this mystery and identify these sneaky visitors.


This camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades. 

This program includes walking outside on uneven surfaces.
 

5 Day Camp (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
No School? Join us for a fun filled week at Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Wild Zoo Science
 - February 20th -24th, 2023
Ready for some amazing mid-winter science? Campers will learn about citizen science projects here in Brooklyn, investigate insect populations in the park, and compete in bioengineering challenges. During the week, campers will hone their science skills and become a team of researchers, conducting their own experiments. Animal ambassadors will visit the camp every day.

This camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades. 


This program includes walking outside on uneven surfaces.
 
Session Wild Zoo Science-2/20-2/24: Mon, Feb 20, 2023 - Fri, Feb 24, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM COMING SOON

 
PPZ Family Programs
Enjoy fun at the Prospect Park Zoo for the whole family!
Please note: unless otherwise stated, tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Keeper for a Morning (ages 4 and up)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Join us for an exclusive wild morning at the zoo to meet animals up close and learn how Zookeepers care for animals. Each Keeper for a Day program has an animal theme and participants will be able to create and deliver enrichment for an animal in the zoo!

This program is for ages 4 and up.Tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

This program includes a short walk outside, even in colder weather. All pathways are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Nature Club / Club de Naturaleza (Ages 4 and up)
Regular Price: $10.00
Member Price: $8.00
Nature Club is a bilingual nature program that welcomes all ages to explore the zoo and engage in our nature play spaces. Participants will enjoy outdoor activities, learn nature vocabulary words in Spanish, and meet an animal up close in one of our classrooms! / El Club de Naturaleza es un programa bilingüe que invita a familias y personas de todas edades para explorar el zoológico y conocer nuestros espacios de juego natural. Los participantes van a disfrutar de actividades afuera, aprender palabras de vocabulario sobre la naturaleza en español, y conocer un animal en uno de nuestros salón de clases.

This program is mostly outdoors. The program will run rain or shine. Ticket is per person.

 
PPZ Scout Programs

Girl Scouts A Zoo Mystery (K-12th)
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $12.00
There is a mystery afoot at the zoo! Become a spooky scientist as you collect clues, complete badge activities, learn about animals, and solve a Boo at the Zoo Mystery! Each participant receives a fun patch.

Tickets are per person and scouts must be accompanied by an adult.​

This program is held rain or shine and takes place outside. Some outdoor areas have uneven surfaces.
Session Daisy - Ambassador: A Zoo Mystery- Sun 10/23: Sunday, October 23, 2022 11:00AM - 3:00PM Available