Buy Tickets

Welcome

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

Little Explorers (K-5th)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Put on your safari hat and bring your magnifying lenses. Each week will focus a different animal adaptation 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.

Heroic Headgear - September 22, 2024
From the giant horns of a Texas Longhorn to the tiny antlers of a pudu, animals have a variety of headgear to help them survive! Join us as we discover the difference between horns, antlers, and more!  

Captivating Camouflage - October 20, 2024
Now you see them, now you don’t! Animals come in all shapes and colors, how does that help them survive? Explore the world of animal colors as we learn what it means to camouflage in the wild.  

Fancy Footwear - November 17, 2024
Sneakers, high heels, rain boots, and more: humans love to wear different shoes for different occasions. Did you know that animals have different footwear too? The tiny hooves of a Chacoan peccary help them navigate a spikey landscape, while the large paws of a lynx help them walk in snow! Learn about the fancy footwear of different animals in this program!  

Spectacular Superpowers - December 15, 2024
Heat vision, flight, transformation: these superpowers are not limited to cartoon superheroes! Animals have incredible abilities that come straight from a comic book.  

Savvy Senses - January 19, 2025
How do we navigate through the world? Through our different senses! Animals rely on their super senses of sight, hearing, smell, and more to protect themselves from predators, find prey, and more! Let’s discover the amazing world of animal senses!  

Charismatic Coats - February 16, 2025
Humans rely on stores to find coats to match their personality and lifestyle, but animals grow their own! What kind of coat works best for an arctic animal versus a desert animal? We’ll explore the diverse world of animal coats as we learn about how animals manage their body temperature!  

Prairie Promenade - March 23, 2025
Coyotes, bison, and pronghorn, oh my! Discover the diverse ecosystem of the prairie through hands-on activities, up-close encounters, and exhibit exploration.   

Under Water - April 6, 2025
Splash into fun as we explore aquatic critters and make waves for wildlife. Dive in and get ready to 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 27, 2025
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. 

Hog Wild - May 18, 2025
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 K-5th.

 
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
Grab your favorite Pjs and join us for a family-friendly evening filled with animal encounters, craft-making, and engaging stories. This event will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Night-time Mysteries- Misterios nocturnos: September 27, 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.

Spook-tacular Surprises! Pijamada en la casa encantada: October 25, 2024
What things go bump in the night? Discover the spooky, spine-chilling, and often sensational animals that inspire our favorite Halloween creatures. We’ll learn about real-life vampires, werewolves, and more through animal encounters, crafts, snacks, stories, and more! This event will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Sensational Superheroes- superhéroes sensacional: November 29, 2024
Not all heroes wear capes: some have paws, claws, or fur coats! What superpowers do you think animals might have? Don your superhero masks as we dive into the powerful world of animals through crafts, stories, animal demonstrations, and more! This event will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Mammal Madness- Mammalia Espectacular: March 28, 2025
The Queens Zoo is home to a diverse variety of mammals! Explore the competitive world of mammals through crafts, snacks, stories, up-close animal encounters, and more! This event is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Wacky Weather- Clima salvaje: April 25, 2025
As April draws to a close and spring grows closer, the weather tends to get a bit wackier! How do animals survive in extreme weather? Explore incredible animal adaptations through crafts, stories, animal encounters, and more! This event is bilingual in English and Spanish.

In the Garden-En el Jardín: May 30, 2025
Spring is in the air! Animals around the world are becoming active again and gardens are budding new flowers. Welcome in the warm weather and learn about amazing life in the garden with seasonal crafts, up-close encounters, tasty treats, and an evening of storytelling. This event will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

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.