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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: $1,500.00
Member Price: $1,350.00
This 90-minute birthday expedition engages partygoers in a fun-filled exploration at the zoo. A dedicated conservation educator will facilitate an activity in one of our popular exhibits before introducing your party to special animal guests. The experience concludes with a trip to the Bug Carousel or 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, catering, 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 the zoo's 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, catering, and/or goody bags for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

 


 
BZ Family Programs

Bronx Zoo Mornings (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.

Saturday, October 15, 2022: Tigers
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 Tiger Mountain to watch as our tigers enjoy their exhibit and chat with a zookeeper that cares for them.

Saturday, December 17, 2022: Parrots
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about birds through fun and engaging activities. After you meet an animal guest up close, our educators will guide you to the World of Birds to watch as parrots and other birds enjoy their morning enrichment and chat with a zookeeper that cares for them.

Saturday, March 18, 2023: Bears
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about bears through fun and engaging activities. After meeting a small ambassador animal up close, our educators will guide you to our Brown Bear Den to watch as the bears enjoy their exhibit and chat with a zookeeper who cares for them.

Saturday, April 15, 2023: Jungle World
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about the rainforest and the animals that inhabit it through fun and engaging activities. After meeting an animal up close, our educators will guide you to Jungle World to watch as the rainforest animals enjoy their exhibits and chat with a zookeeper who 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.

Family Nature Club (all ages)
 
There is wildlife all around us, even in NYC! Join the Family Nature Club for FREE 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 sessions every other month.

Session Dates: Sundays 1/8/2023, 3/5/2023, 5/14/2023


All participants MUST complete this registration form to attend any sessions.

Spooktacular Night Walks (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!
Looking for more spooktacular fun?
 Limited admission is included, so join us for a day of Boo at the Zoo before your program!


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

This is recommended for ages for 5 years and up.Tickets are per person and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sensory Sensitive Spooktacular Morning (all ages)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
In this sensory friendly Halloween themed program, enjoy some spooky playtime, meet some animal visitors, and give treats to animals at the Children's Zoo! Costumes encouraged!

Looking for more spooktacular fun? General admission is included, so join us for a day of Boo at the Zoo after your program! Parking included.


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: $160.00
Member Price: $128.00
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!

Animals Move: Thursdays  10/6/22, 10/13/22, 10/20/22, 10/27/22
Winter: Thursdays  3/2/2023, 3/9/2023, 3/16/2023, 3/23/2023
Senses: Thursdays 4/20/2023, 4/27/2023, 5/4/2023, 5/11/2023


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

Jr. Keepers (8-12 yrs)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $48.00
Is there a young future zookeeper in your life? This program is the perfect fit! Participants will learn what it takes to care for wild animals in this fun and educational drop-off experience.

Tigers - November 19, 2022
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the tigers at the Bronx Zoo? Participants will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animal collection, and practice the skills needed to take care of wild cats!

Snakes - December 10, 2022
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the snakes at the Bronx Zoo? Participants will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and practice the skills needed to take care of wild reptiles!

Raptors - March 11, 2023
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of eagles, owls, and other birds of prey at the Bronx Zoo? Participants will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our birds, and practice the skills needed to take care of wild raptors!

Sea Lions - April 1, 2023
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the sea lions at the Bronx Zoo? Participants will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and practice the skills needed to take care of these majestic marine mammals!

Butterflies and Budgies- May 20, 2023
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the butterflies and birds at the Bronx Zoo? Participants will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, help make enrichment for our animals, and practice the skills needed to take care of these wild winged animals!

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

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

Women in Wildlife Careers (14-18 yrs)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
A career in wildlife can mean many things. Join us to meet some of the amazing women that work with WCS to save wildlife and wild places here in our parks and around the globe! 

Animal Care - October 5, 2022
In this program you will learn about WCS world-class veterinary care, see animal keepers at work, and meet an animal guest up close. Learn from amazing women in STEM and jumpstart your future as a wildlife professional!

Science & Research - November 11, 2022
In this program you will learn from a WCS research scientist, explore methods used to research animals in our parks, and meet an animal guest up close. Learn from amazing women in STEM and jumpstart your future as a wildlife professional!

Art & Advocacy - April 21, 2023
In this program you will experience the power of storytelling in conservation, learn the art of exhibit design from our experts, and meet an animal guest up close. Learn from amazing women in STEM and jumpstart your future as a wildlife professional!

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

This is a drop off program for children ages 14-18 years old. Register for one session or the whole series!



 
BZ Adult Programs

Conservation Conversations (Ages 16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
In this year of the tiger, celebrate conservation successes and learn from experts on the forefront of tiger welfare in the wild and at the Bronx Zoo. Explore how far we have come in helping tigers and what more we can do to ensure their species—Pantera Tigris—not only survives, but thrives. A panel of conservation professionals will share their work and valuable insights, and then participants will dive deeper through discussion with each other and the experts.

Ticket includes full admission.
Session Tigers: Saturday, November 5, 2022 2:00PM - 3:30PM Available

Primate Evolution (Ages 16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Visit Madagascar and the Congo Gorilla Forest to unlock the secrets of evolution! Explore mechanisms of evolution and how they worked to produce the unique traits present in various primate groups—lemurs, monkeys and gorillas. Discover what spurred lemur diversification and how the concept of evolution itself changes in the face of new discoveries. 

Ticket includes full admission.
Session Sat- 10/1: Saturday, October 1, 2022 1:00PM - 2:30PM UNAVAILABLE

 
BZ School Break Programs

1 Day Zoofari Day Camp (K-5th)
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $120.00
Join us for a fast paced, one-day Zoo camp where campers explore many of the jobs it takes to run a Zoo! From Artists to Zookeepers, there’s a role for everyone. This day is filled with hands-on activities, scientific investigations, and animal encounters.