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The Queens Zoo is an all outdoors experience. For Education Department programs, proof of vaccination is required. Know Before You Go.

Programs require Pre-Registration. If you have a promotion code, please enter it at checkout. Contact Queens Zoo Education at qzeducation@wcs.org or 800.433.4149 with any registration difficulties.
Early Childhood Programs

1 Day Family Zoo Explorers (ages 1-5 w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Family Zoo Explorers is a program designed for early learners to explore through play and observation. Each session includes a tour, free-play experiences, and a personal animal encounter. Topics change monthly and explore seasonal highlights of the Queens Zoo.

Ticket include one caregiver and child. One caregiver is required to attend with each registered child. If you would like to add on one additional participant, you may do so during check out (add-on tickets are very limited).
 

 
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.

Animal Movers and Shakers (ages 3-5 years)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $480.00
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.

Cows, Llamas and Goats Oh MY! (ages 3-5 years)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $480.00
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.

Amazing Zoo Race (ages 6-8 years)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $480.00
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.

Wild Behavior (ages 6-8 years)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $480.00
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.

 
School Break Programs
Tired of seeing your child with nothing to do when they are out of school? Drop them off for a fun-filled, educational experience at the Queens Zoo!

4 Day Camp (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $320.00
It's School Break? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled week of Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Each day campers will explore birds, mammals and reptiles in the Zoo. Through exhibit visits, experiments and upclose encounters, they will learn about adaptations that help animals survive seasons, especially the cold weather. ‚Äč

This camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades.
Session Chilly Changes - 12/27-12/30: Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - Thu, Dec 30, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

1 Day Camp (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
No School? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled one-day Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Go the Distance - Wild Migration - November 11, 2021
When an animal can't find food or shelter sometimes they just have to go somewhere else. Campers will explore how birds and other animals move great distances to find the things that they need to survive. Sometimes they could use our help too. Design some amazing ways that we can help animals migrate safely.

Inspired by Nature - January 17, 2022
Animals had them first. From parachutes to velcro, campers will discover some amazing animal adaptations and learn how inventors and engineers have taken inspiration from nature to solve some human needs.

Bridges for Wildlife (or How to help a chicken cross the road) - February 1, 2022
Animals are always on the move and sometimes that means they need to cross roads. Learn how people engineer crossings to help animals go over or under roads. See real world examples and build your own model wildife crossing.

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

5 Day Camp (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $500.00
Member Price: $400.00
It's School Break? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled week of Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Campers will explore the unusual and wilder side of science, math and engineering at the Zoo. From making tools to use for animal observation to puzzles and games for animals to play with, campers will get creative with a variety of maker activities.


This camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades.
Session Wild Maker Camp - 2/21-2/25: Mon, Feb 21, 2022 - Fri, Feb 25, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
Children's Programs

Scientist in Training (5th-8th grades)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
This program series is designed for your budding scientist to grow science knowledge and skills through experiences with wildlife and animals in the Zoo. From exploring adaptations for flight to animal behaviors and care, each week participants explore Zoo exhibits, conduct experiments, and meet animals and Zoo staff.

Flights of Fancy - October 17, 2021
Birds and bats might fly, but some squirrels glide. Explore how animals move through the sky and learn more about the aerodynamics of flight.

Animal Engineers - October 24, 2021
Bees, birds and even bison have something amazing in common - they are great engineers! Discover how animals move, design, and build to provide themselves with the tools and shelters they need to survive in their ecosystem.

On the Move - November 7, 2021
Jump, hop, run or walk. Animals are adapted to move in all sorts of ways. Explore the mechanics of animal movement through experiments and upclose animal studies.

Oh Behave - November 14, 2021
Animals behave in all sorts of ways. Here in the Zoo, keepers make sure that animals have lots of exciting experiences. Discover how scientists study animal behavior and use that information so that keepers can design fun and even delicious things to enrich the experiences of our Zoo animals.

If You Build It? - November 21, 2021
Caring for our Zoo animals starts with building an amazing space for them to live. Through a study of wild animal habitats, learn how to design a Zoo habitat that provides all of the essentials that an animal needs to live well at the Zoo.

Keeping It Real - December 5, 2021
No matter how they move and behave or their amazing habitats, animals at the Zoo rely on the care and attention of our zookeeper staff. Do you have what it takes to be zookeeper? Meet one and spend some time doing what they do in the Zoo.

This program is for children in 5th - 8th grades.

 
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 (ages 4 & up with caregiver)
Regular Price: $18.00
Member Price: $14.40
Come in your favorite pajamas and join us for fun evening activities and stories. We are excited to bring back this popular evening event!

Night-Time Animals - Oct 22, 2021
Familes will join staff during an after hours tour of the Zoo. Learn about bats, owls, and other night-time wildlife, and celebrate the evening with snacks, live-animal encounters, and storytimes.   

Night-Time Mystery - November 12, 2021
Familes will join staff during a mysterious afterhours tour of Zoo. Find out who lurks around the Zoo at night and celebrate the evening with snacks, live-animal encounters, and storytimes.

This experience is for children ages 4 & older with an adult. Tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.