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BZ Summer Camp
Celebrate the Bronx Zoo's 125th anniversary with us at zoo camp! Our summer camp allows you to explore the zoo and learn about animals and nature while having a WILD time. You will be engaged all week with fun activities, exhibit explorations, animal encounters, and special 125th anniversary experiences.

Camp starts daily at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. Extended Care is available from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Extended Care includes free play, exhibit visits, and nature play exploration. You can add on items such as Extended Care and additional camp t-shirts when adding your selected camp purchase to your cart.

Campers 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.

4-Day Toddler Camp (ages 2-4 with adult)
 $225.00
Animals Move
Toddler Camp provides a welcoming and safe experience for children and their adults to learn together through inquiry and play. In this camp, your little ones will have the chance to explore the different ways that animals move in a child-centered learning space. We recognize that young children learn through play, so you and your toddler will engage together in play-based and hands-on activities that let early learners use all their senses and celebrate their natural curiosity. You will meet an animal up close in the classroom and explore a zoo exhibit to learn more about animal movement. We will provide guidance and support for you, as an adult participant, to engage in and enhance your toddler’s learning.

Session Dates:
June 11-14, 2024 (Tues - Fri)
June 17-18, 20-21 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Pricing:
4-Day Camp: $250/week non-members, $225/week members

One ticket covers one adult and one child. One additional adult ticket may be added on at time of purchase.
Camper must be 2 - 4 years old at the time of the program.

Kinderzoo (entering K)
 $390.00
Animal Tales of Eric Carle
Spend the week exploring the "Animal Tales of Eric Carle" in Kinderzoo Camp! These classic stories will come alive as you play games, participate in dramatic play and sensory exploration, visit zoo exhibits, and meet animals up close in the classroom. During this exciting week, you will discover that every creature has an important job in nature.

3-Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024

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

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members
3-Day Session: $430/week non-members, $390/week members

This drop off camp is designed for those entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2024. Campers must be 4 years old on or before their first day of camp.

Week of Wildlife (entering 1st-2nd grade)
 $652.50
ZOOper Heroes
Join forces with the Bronx ZOOper Hero to help safeguard the 5 elements: earth, water, air, fire and heart. Each day of this camp, you will face an eco-emergency that threatens one of the elements. Through exhibit visits, animal guest presentations and hands-on science experiences you will gain the knowledge to put a stop to the villains and save the day!

Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024
July 8 - 12, 2024
July 22 - 26, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 19-23, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members

This drop off camp is designed for those entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2024.

Wild Adventurers (entering 3rd-5th grade)
 $390.00
Young Naturalist
Do you love wildlife? Then this camp is for you! Join us to learn about the Bronx Zoo's local and exotic wildlife through hands-on investigations, scientific inquiry, and field research. Each day you will meet animals up close in the classroom, visit zoo exhibits, and play outdoors. Plan on full days of exploration and adventure that will give you a new appreciation for the natural world!

Full Week Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024
July 8 - 12, 2024
July 22 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 19 - 23, 2024

Conservation Storytellers
From the Jungle Book to WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, storytelling plays an exciting and important role in our relationship with wildlife. Embrace your inner storyteller during this camp by exploring a day in the life of different types of wildlife storytellers, including conservation photographers, field journalists, myth makers, and more! Each day you will meet animals up close in the classroom, visit zoo exhibits, and discover new stories.

3-Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024

Full Week Session Dates:
July 15 - 19, 2024
July 29 - Aug 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members
3-Day Session: $430/week non-members, $390/week members

Price is per week. Young Naturalist & Conservation Storytellers are two different camps so you can sign up for both!
This camp is for children entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2024.

Little Zoo Vets After Camp Program (3rd-5th Grade)
 $315.00
Little Zoo Vets
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a zoo veterinarian? What do you do when a tiger has a tooth ache or an elephant has a sore foot? How do you anesthetize a fish or an aardvark? In this after-camp class taught by WCS veterinarian Dr. John Sykes, students will learn about the different aspects of zoo veterinary medicine. Classes will involve real veterinary medicine equipment and supplies. Students will gain an appreciation of what zoo veterinarians do every day and how animals at the zoo are cared for.

Session 1: Eyes, upper gastrointestinal tract, teeth, and darting
July 29 - August 2, 2024

Session 2: Ears, lower gastrointestinal tract, anesthesia, and bones
August 5 - 9, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $350/week non-members, $315/week members

Price is per week. Session 1 and Session 2 are two different camps so you can sign up for both!
This class is designed for students entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2024.
This is an after camp program that meets from 3pm - 4:30pm with a very limited class size. Registration in regular camp is not required.

Junior Scientists (entering 6th-8th grade)
 $430.00
Zoolympics
While the Summer 2024 Olympic Games are taking place in Paris, the Zoolympics will be in full swing at the Bronx Zoo! Join the Games to see the fastest, strongest, and most acrobatic members of the animal kingdom. You will investigate the traits that allow species to not just survive, but thrive in their environments. Throughout the week, visit zoo exhibits, meet animals up-close in the classroom, and compete in your own version of the Games!

Full Week Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024
July 22 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 19 - 23, 2024

Nature Investigators
If you love being outdoors and exploring nature, then this camp is perfect for you! Join us to learn about local wildlife through nature exploration, field reseach, exhibit visits, art making, and animal encounters. You will enjoy full days engaging in hands-on activites and investigating different species and their habitats, and use what you learn to help protect wildlife and wild places. 

3-Day Session Dates:
July 1 - 3, 2024

Full Week Session Dates:
July 29 - Aug 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $725/week non-members, $652.50/week members
3-Day Session: $430/week non-members, $390/week members

Price is per week. Zoolympics & Nature Investigatorsare two different camps so you can sign up for both! 
Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2024.

Zoo Vet Academy After Camp Program (6th-8th Grade)
 $315.00
Zoo Vet Academy
Have you ever thought about being a veterinarian? If so, this class is perfect. Taught by WCS zoo veterinarian Dr. John Sykes, you will explore veterinary medicine from a "wild" perspective! Using a combination of live animals, real veterinary equipment, and custom-designed models, you will learn about how vets use medicine and surgery to help keep all the animals at the zoo healthy from the fish to the elephants!

Session Dates:
July 22 - 26, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $350/week non-members, $315/week members

This class is designed for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2024.
This is an after camp program that meets from 3pm - 4:30pm with a very limited class size. Registration in regular camp is not required.
Session Zoo Vet Academy 7/22-26: Mon, Jul 22, 2024 - Fri, Jul 26, 2024 3:01PM - 4:30PM WAIT LIST

Teen Camp (entering 9th-12th grade)
 $1,170.00
Wild Survival
Join us on a journey to discover extraordinary animals, the wild places they call home, and the threats they face from our changing climate. During this two-week program, you will learn valuable field investigation skills and species' survival techniques. You will put these to use as we explore nature-based solutions to combat the negative impacts of climate change in WCS's top priority regions. Meet animals up-close and discover what we can do to help WCS’s flagship species in their race against extinction!

Teen camp will be located in a classroom that is not wheelchair accessible. There is a flight of stairs that campers will use when entering and leaving the classroom.

Teen camp participants will receive two camp shirts with their registration.

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $1,300/week non-members, $1,170/week members

Campers must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall of 2024.
Session Teens Wild Survival 7/8-7/19: Mon, Jul 8, 2024 - Fri, Jul 19, 2024 9:00AM - 3:00PM WAIT LIST

 
BZ Birthday Parties

Bronx Zoo Birthday Expedition (Ages 4+)
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, 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 and catering, for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 35 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, April 6, 2024: Crocs
Your morning just got wild with this special before-hours program! Your family will learn about crocodiles through fun and engaging activities. After meeting a small ambassador animal up close, our educators will guide you to the Reptile House to watch as the crocodiles enjoy their exhibits and chat with a zookeeper who cares for them. This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

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.
Session Crocs - 4/6: Saturday, April 6, 2024 9:00AM - 10:30AM UNAVAILABLE

Sensory Sensitive Morning (all ages)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Join us for a morning of sensory inclusive fun filled with animal encounters and exploration of the zoo before it opens.

Mouse House​ - April 14, 2024
In this sensory friendly program, get up close and personal with some adorable rodents, explore the Mouse House before it opens to the public, and meet some animal visitors. Looking for more fun? Limited admission is included, so join us for a day at the Zoo after your program! 


Sensory bags are available for use. This program includes walking outside. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.  
Session Mouse House - 4/14: Sunday, April 14, 2024 9:00AM - 11:00AM UNAVAILABLE

 
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
Learn about wildlife through play! Each day, participants will meet an animal up close and explore the wild wonders of the world. Tickets include one adult and one child. One additional adult ticket may be added on at time of purchase.

Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Thursdays 5/2/2024, 5/9/2024, 5/16/2024, 5/23/2024
Looking for a creative and fun class for you and your little one? Explore the different textures covering animals's bodies in our Wild Wonders program! You and your child will meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of an exhibit, and engage in multiple activities including games, art, and dramatic and sensory play!

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.
Session Fur, Feathers, and Scales - Thurs 5/2-5/23: Thu, May 2, 2024 - Thu, May 23, 2024 9:30AM - 11:00AM WAIT LIST

 
BZ Children's Programs

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

Budgies - April 20, 2024
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the budgies at the Bronx Zoo? You 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 colorful birds!

Turtles and Tortoises - May 18, 2024
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the turtles and tortoises at the Bronx Zoo? You 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 ancient animals!

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

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

 
BZ Adult Programs

Migratory Bird Day Walk(16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Spice up your bird watching game! Join us for early access to the zoo grounds and search for migratory birds with our expert guides. We will also explore the World of Birds to see our avian collection, discover the threats these birds face in the wild, and learn about the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts towards conserving birds around the world.

Ticket includes full admission.
Session Migratory Bird Day Walk: Saturday, May 11, 2024 8:00AM - 10:00AM Available

Primate Conservation (Ages 16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Visit Madagascar and the Congo Gorilla Forest to learn about the work the Wildlife Conservation Society is doing to protect our primate relatives and their habitats! Explore the threats that primates face in the wild and the strategies used to reduce and combat those threats.

Ticket includes full admission.
Session Primate Conservation - Sat 4/13: Saturday, April 13, 2024 1:00PM - 2:30PM UNAVAILABLE

 
BZ Scout Programs
Earn a Bronx Zoo patch during this fun-filled day featuring special scout-only activities!

Scout Day (all ages, recommend 3+)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Gather your Girl Scout or Cub Scout group for a fun-filled day at the Zoo! Groups will have the opportunity to explore the Zoo with general admission tickets, take an educational tour, create an art activity, and complete a scavenger hunt! All Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts will earn a Bronx Zoo patch!

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

Ticket is per person & children must be accompanied by an adult. All levels are welcome.
Session Bronx Zoo Scout Day- 5/4: Saturday, May 4, 2024 10:00AM - 3:00PM Available