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QZ Summer Camp
Queens Zoo is WILD about summer camp! We bring all the fun of Zoo Camp with health and safety as a top priority.

Participants in this program 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.

Zoo Camp runs from 9:00AM - 3:00PM **. We now offer Extended Care from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. Extended Care includes free play, exhibit visits, and nature play exploration. Add-on items such as Extended Care and additional camp t-shirts can be purchased once you add a week of camp to your shopping cart.

**except where noted for Toddler (1.5 hours) and Zoo Tykes programs (3 hours)

Toddler Time Camp (18 mos - 3 yrs w/adult)
 $198.00
Colorful Critters
Look around! What do you see? Brown bears, red birds, and green leafy trees! Nature's palette is full of patterns and colorful critters. Join us with your toddler as we discover the colors of the natural world through up-close animal encounters, hands-on art experiences, and natural play in the Zoo during this week-long camp.

Session Date:
June 17 - 21, 2024 9:30AM-11:00AM

Animal MOO-ves
Flap, slither, and hop! Join us for an engaging week-long camp that will get you and your toddler up and moving. Together, we will explore how animals navigate their homes, communicate through motion, and rock to the beat of nature! Each session will include up-close animal encounters, Zoo exploration, and hands-on science investigations.

Session Date:
June 24 - 28, 2024 9:30AM-11:00AM

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $220/week non-members, $198/week members

This camp is for children 18 mos - 3 yrs old at the time of the program. One ticket covers one adult and one child.

Zoo Tykes (3K or Pre-K)
 $288.00
Summer Zoo-cation
Pack your bags for an unforgettable Summer ZOO-cation — no passport required! Join Chami the Chameleon puppet on a global adventure as we discover habitats around the world. During this week, we will conduct hands-on exploration in nature, observe wildlife through up-close encounters, and work as a team to explore wild places far and wide.

Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024 9:00AM-12:00PM
August 19 - 23, 2024 9:00AM-12:00PM

Animal Tales
Time to let your imagination run wild with wildlife as we meet the animal inspiration behind classic children’s tales. Each day we will highlight a different story and discover that every living thing plays an important role in nature through up-close animal encounters, dramatic play, hands-on art experiences, and outdoor exploration.

Session Dates:
July 22 - 26, 2024 9:00AM-12:00PM

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $320/week non-members, $288/week members

This drop off camp is designed for children entering 3K and Pre-K in the fall in the fall of 2024. Campers must be 3 or 4 years old on or before their first day of camp. Price is per week. Sign up for two different Zoo Tykes camps!

Week of Wildlife (Entering K-2nd)
 $360.00
Wildlife Avengers
Calling all superheroes! Join us at Wildlife Avengers HQ as we work together to develop solutions to puzzling conservation challenges. Through exploration in nature, up-close animal encounters, and scientific experiments, we will discover the importance of maintaining balanced ecosystems and learn ways we all can be heroes for wildlife.

3-Day Camp Date:
July 1 - 3, 2024

Full Week Camp Dates:
July 15 -19, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Where the Weird Things Are
Spiders, snakes, and bats, oh my! Many creepy crawly animals are disliked, but they have fantastically weird ways of surviving in their natural environments! Through strange and fascinating hands-on experiments, up-close animal encounters, and zoo exploration, we'll investigate the weird, wonderful natural world.

Full Week Camp Dates:
July 8 - 12, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 12 -16, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp Price: $600 non-members; $540 members
3-Day Camp Price: $360 non-members; $324 members

This camp is for children entering K, 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2024.Price is per week. Sign up for two different camp sessions.

Zoo Explorer (entering 3rd-5th grade)
 $360.00
Animal Zoo-lympics
Faster, higher, stronger! Animals all over the world are capable of incredible feats of athleticism, from the back-breaking speed of a puma to the aerial acrobatics of a bald eagle. Through adrenaline inducing games, exhilarating animal encounters, and thrilling natural exploration we'll learn why athletes try to be as strong as an ox or nimble as a fox.

3-Day Camp Date:
July 1- 3, 2024

Full Week Camp Dates:
July 15 - 19, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

The Zoo Factor
Join us as we embark on a thrilling adventure into the wild world of zookeeping! Survival isn't just about strength—it's strategy, problem-solving, and teamwork. Get set for a week packed with challenges mirroring the trials of running a zoo. Join us as we learn about animals and the natural world through complex challenges, riveting games, and exciting animal encounters. Do you have the Zoo Factor?

Full Week Camp Dates:
July 8 -12, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp Price: $600 non-members; $540 members
3-Day Camp Price: $360 non-members; $324 members

This camp is for children entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2024. Price is per week. Sign up for two different camps!

Junior Scientist (entering 6th-8th grade)
 $540.00
Global Conservationists
As the climate changes, it’s important to look for different ways to help animals, ourselves, and our planet. In this camp we will engineer and invent new solutions to address conservation issues. From making paper to developing wildlife corridors, join us as we explore creative, nature-based solutions to the climate crisis.

Pricing:
Full Week Camp Price: $600 non-members; $540 members

This camp is for childern entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2024.
Session Global Conservationists: 8/19-8/23: Mon, Aug 19, 2024 - Fri, Aug 23, 2024 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
QZ Birthday Parties
Birthday parties at the Queens Zoo combine festive activities with live animal encounters and Zoo visits! Choose one of our fun age appropriate themes and make your child's birthday one to remember.

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

You may add up to 10 additional people to your group for an additional fee.

QZB Animal Movers and Shakers (ages 3-5 years)
Regular Price: $770.00
Member Price: $700.00
Hop to it and shake your tail feathers. Your child and their friends can join our party host in a non-stop party of movement games, crafts and surprise animal encounters to discover how animals at the Zoo move. The party continues with a tour of some of our wild animal exhibits.

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Queens Zoo. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at qzbirthdayparties@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 extra participants for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

QZB Cows, Llamas and Goats Oh MY! (ages 3-5 years)
Regular Price: $770.00
Member Price: $700.00
Join us for some fun on the farm. This program includes farm themed activities and crafts for children presented by our experienced party hosts. Your celebration continues with a tour of the petting zoo where your guests can get up close and feed some of our farm animals.

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Queens Zoo. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at qzbirthdayparties@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 extra participants for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

QZB Zoo-Mazing Race (ages 6 and up)
Regular Price: $770.00
Member Price: $700.00
Discover our amazing animals at the zoo as you join us for a zoo scavenger hunt adventure. Children and parents alike get to walk around our zoo as we try to solve animal clues to find our mystery animals. The party continues at our birthday room where children get to color and decorate their own take-home binoculars and meet an animal guest.

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Queens Zoo. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at qzbirthdayparties@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 extra participants for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

QZB Wild Behavior (ages 6 and up)
Regular Price: $770.00
Member Price: $700.00
In this wild party learn how we care for our amazing Zoo animals. Our expert party host will lead the group on a tour of the Zoo to discover how zookeepers encourage wild behavior in the animals under their care. Through fun games, activities, and a cool animal encounter your child and guests will practice some keeper skills as you party like the animals.

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Queens Zoo. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at qzbirthdayparties@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 extra participants for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

 
QZ Children's Programs

Junior Keepers (3rd-5th)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Ever wonder what it takes to be keeper? Get ready to put your animal skills to the test as we learn about the Queens Zoo's residents through up-close animal encounters, behind-the-scenes looks with our animal care team, and hands-on activities.

Birds- April 6, 2024
Get ready to soar into the world of bird conservation at Queens Zoo! We will take part in the action by practicing bird censusing, learning introductory birding skills, and helping create a special treat for some of the Queens Zoo's feathered residents during this early-access program.

Hog Wild- May 4, 2024
We'll go whole hog in this program as we learn about the similarities and differences between our Chacoan peccaries and the domestic hog. Experience the life of a keeper as we discover the husbandry responsibilities and essential skills that ensure these animals stay as happy as pigs in the mud. Join us as we participate in up-close animal encounters, exhibit exploration, and more!

This is a drop-off program for children in grades 3rd-5th.
Session Hog Wild - 5/4: Saturday, May 4, 2024 9:30AM - 11:00AM Available

Little Explorers (K-2nd)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Put on your safari hat and bring your magifying lenses. Each week will focus a different habitat and put your animal skills to the test as we learn about the Queens Zoo's residents through hands-on activities, up-close encounters, and exhibit exploration.

Discovering Decomposers- April 7, 2024
Get your hands dirty as we explore the creepy, crawly critters that live in detritus and underground! Dig through common misconceptions about invertebrates through hands-on activities, up-close encounters, and exhibit exploration.

Arboreal Adventurers- May 19, 2024
Brush off your tree-climbing skills as we explore the world of tree dwellers! Join us as we climb new heights to better understand animals that spend time in trees through hands-on activities, up-close encounters, and exhibit exploration.

This is a drop-off program for children K-2nd.

 
QZ Family Programs
Fun experiences await the whole family at the Queens Zoo. Join us for exciting learning experiences throughout the year!
Please note: unless otherwise stated, tickets are per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pajama Story Time - Hora del cuento en pijama
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Join us for a fun time learning about some of the Latin American animals in our zoo and the important work that we are doing to help them in the wild. Craft your own animal mask, meets some animals up-close and end the evening with some snacks and great stories.

Sense-sational Spring- Primavera sensacional: April 5, 2024
It's time to wake up from hibernation! Animals around the world are becoming active again and using their senses to explore the world. Celebrate the spring and learn about amazing animal senses with seasonal crafts, up-close encounters, tasty treats, and an evening of storytelling.This event will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Metamorphosis Boogie- El boogie de la metamorfosis: May 3, 2024
Seasonal changes are all around! Join us for a springtime adventure exploring the fascinating life cycle of animals that grow and change. Discover the wonders of metamorphosis through seasonal crafts, up-close encounters, tasty treats, and an evening of storytelling.

This program is for ages 2+ with caregiver.This will be a fully bi-lingual program. One ticket covers one caregiver and one child. One caregiver must be in attendance during the duration of the program.