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BZ Summer Camp
Bronx Zoo is WILD about summer camp! Our summer camp allows campers to explore our 265-acre zoo and learn about our 10,000 animals like never before! We bring all the fun of Zoo Camp with health and safety as a top priority.

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.

Camp starts daily at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. Extended Care is available from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. 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.

Toddler Camp (ages 2-4 with adult)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $230.00
Toddler Camp provides a welcoming and safe experience for children and their adults to learn together through inquiry and play.

Food for Thought
Each day of Food for Thought Toddler Camp gives your little ones the chance to explore the different things that animals eat in a child-centered learning space. In Toddler Camp we recognize that young children learn through play, so we encourage you and your toddler to engage together in hands-on activities that let early learners use all their senses and celebrate their natural curiosity. We will provide guidance and support for you, as an adult participant, to engage in and enhance your toddler’s learning.

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 3 Day (entering K)
Regular Price: $410.00
Member Price: $369.00
Welcome to My Biome
From deserts and rainforests to ponds and polar regions, life can be found in even the harshest of climates. In Welcome to My Biome, rising Kindergarten campers will discover the places where animals live and how our human litter can impact them through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters. 

This drop off camp is designed for those entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2023. Campers must be 4 years old on or before their first day of camp.
Session Welcome to My Biome- 7/5-7/7: Wed, Jul 5, 2023 - Fri, Jul 7, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

Kinderzoo (entering K)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00
Welcome to My Biome
From deserts and rainforests to ponds and polar regions, life can be found in even the harshest of climates. In Welcome to My Biome, rising Kindergarten campers will discover the places where animals live and how our human litter can impact them through games, dramatic play, sensory exploration, art play, exhibit visits, and up-close animal encounters. 

This drop off camp is designed for those entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2023. Campers must be 4 years old on or before their first day of camp.

Week of Wildlife (entering 1st-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00
Wild Discoveries
Is your camper ready for a wild adventure at the zoo? Join us in "Wild Discoveries"  camp where we will start each day asking the question, “What would happen if...?” During camp, they'll have the opportunity to meet some amazing animals, explore exhibits and natural areas, and conduct fun experiments. They will also get a chance to put their inquiry and problem solving skills to the test as they learn about conservation and the importance of protecting the environment.

This camp is for children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2023.

Wild Adventurers 3 Day (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $410.00
Member Price: $369.00
Conservation Explorers
Is your camper curious about the environment and passionate about protecting animals and the places they call home? During camp, campers will have the opportunity to visit zoo exhibits, meet animals up close, and learn about the conservation challenges scientists face. They'll be inspired to create solutions to real-life conservation issues through fun activities and team projects. By the end of camp, they'll have a better understanding of the importance of conservation and their role in protecting wildlife and wild places.

This camp is for children entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2023.
Session Conservation Explorers - 7/5-7/7: Wed, Jul 5, 2023 - Fri, Jul 7, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM WAIT LIST

Wild Adventurers (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00
Nature Adventures
Nature Adventures is perfect for your young naturalist! Campers will spend their days learning about local and zoo wildlife through free exploration, art, games, animal encounters and field research. Campers should come dressed and ready for a full day of outdoor exploration and adventure that will leave them with a new appreciation for wildlife and the natural world that surrounds the zoo!

Session Dates:
June 26 - 30, 2023
July 10 - 14, 2023
July 24 - 28, 2023
August 21 - 25, 2023

Conservation Explorers
Is your camper curious about the environment and passionate about protecting animals and the places they call home? During camp, campers will have the opportunity to visit zoo exhibits, meet animals up close, and learn about the conservation challenges scientists face. They'll be inspired to create solutions to real-life conservation issues through fun activities and team projects. By the end of camp, they'll have a better understanding of the importance of conservation and their role in protecting wildlife and wild places. 

Session Dates:
July 17 - 21, 2023
July 31 - Aug 4, 2023
August 14 - 18, 2023
August 28 - Sept 1, 2023

Price is per week. Nature Adventures & Conservation Explorers 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 2023.

Little Zoo Vets After Camp Program (3rd-5th Grade)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $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? Does a walrus say "ah"? In this after-camp class, students will learn about the different aspects of zoo veterinary medicine taught by WCS veterinarian Dr. John Sykes. 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.

This class is designed for students entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2023. This is an after camp program that meets from 3pm-4:30pm with a very limited class size.

Session Little Zoo Vets 7/24-7/28: Mon, Jul 24, 2023 - Fri, Jul 28, 2023 3:01PM - 4:30PM WAIT LIST

Jr. Scientists 3 Day (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $410.00
Member Price: $369.00
Conservation Collaborators
When it comes to saving wildlife, generating solutions isn’t always easy! This summer, campers will take on conservation challenges through the perspective of key stakeholders in conservation, including scientists, local community members, and government officials. Through up-close animal encounters, exhibit visits, and science exploration, campers will learn what it takes to make environmental solutions come to life!

Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2023.
Session Conservation Collaborators- 7/5-7/7: Wed, Jul 5, 2023 - Fri, Jul 7, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

Junior Scientists (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00

Conservation Collaborators
When it comes to saving wildlife, generating solutions isn’t always easy! This summer, campers will take on conservation challenges through the perspective of key stakeholders in conservation, including scientists, local community members, and government officials. Through up-close animal encounters, exhibit visits, and science exploration, campers will learn what it takes to make environmental solutions come to life!

Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2023.


Zoo Vet Academy After Camp Program (6th-8th Grade)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $315.00

Zoo Vet Academy
Has your middle schooler ever thought about being a veterinarian? If so, this class is perfect. Taught by WCS zoo veterinarian Dr. John Sykes, we will explore veterinary medicine from a "wild" perspective! Using a combination of live animals, real veterinary equipment, and custom-designed models, we will learn about how the vets use medicine and surgery to help keep all the animals at the zoo healthy—from the fish to the elephants!

This class is designed for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2023. This is an after camp program that meets from 3-4:30pm with a very limited class size.

Session Zoo Vet Academy 7/10-7/14: Mon, Jul 10, 2023 - Fri, Jul 14, 2023 3:01PM - 4:30PM WAIT LIST

Teen Camp (entering 9th-12th grade)
Regular Price: $1,250.00
Member Price: $1,130.00

Natural New York
In this two-week experience, teens will explore the Bronx Zoo through the lens of the urban wildlife and the biodiversity that exists in New York City’s green spaces. Through up-close animal encounters, exhibit exploration, and field research, campers will discover how species exploit and adapt to their ecosystems. They'll also find out why having diverse green spaces is necessary to support urban biodiversity in New York and around the world. 

Teen camp participants will receive two camp shirts with their registration.
Campers must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall of 2023.

Session Natural New York- 7/17-7/28: Mon, Jul 17, 2023 - Fri, Jul 28, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
BZ Birthday Parties

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, 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 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, 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.

Sensory Sensative Morning (all ages)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Join us for a morning of fun with butterflies. This program is filled with animal encounters and an exploration of the Butterfly Garden.

In this sensory friendly program, get up close and personal with butterflies! Explore the Butterfly Garden and meet some animal visitors up close.

Looking for more springtime 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.

 
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 wild world, including games, art, dramatic, and sensory play!

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

Discovery Girls (8-12 yrs)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
This all-girls nature experience will excite your child's curiosity while inspiring independence, confidence, and creativity! During this three-session outdoor series your child will explore the natural world using scientific skills and tools. They will observe and study local wildlife along the Bronx River, documenting their findings in nature journals and through the creation of nature art, while learning about female scientists that do similar work. Participants will receive a nature kit to explore with each session.

Session One: Sundays - March 12th,19th, 26th

This program will take place mostly outdoors and includes walking outside on uneven surfaces.

This drop-off program is for children ages 8-12 years.
Session Spring- Sundays- 3/12-3/26: Sun, Mar 12, 2023 - Sun, Mar 26, 2023 11:00AM - 1:00PM Available

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.

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 Barnyard - May 20, 2023
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the butterflies and barnyard animals 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 interactive 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! 

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!


Session Art and Advocacy - Fri 4/21: Friday, April 21, 2023 2:00PM - 3:30PM Available

 
BZ Adult Programs

Roach Romance (Ages 21+)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Bring your Valentine to the Zoo and spend the evening sampling sustainably grown chocolate at this exclusive after-hours program.  Learn about the importance of insects in the production of chocolate—from cocoa pollination to soil health maintenance—and about the work of WCS with cocoa farmers in South America. You will also get an up close introduction to ambassador animals from some of the species these projects help protect!


One ticket per couple. Wine and chocolate included.
Session Roach Romance: Saturday, February 11, 2023 6:00PM - 7:30PM Available

Gone to the Birds! (Ages 16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Visit the World of Birds and Sea Bird Aviary to discover the unique adaptations that allow birds to thrive in their ecosystems. Explore the mechanisms of evolution that brought about the physiological and behavioral characteristics that set birds apart from their terrestrial relatives. See birds in action, flaunting their feathers and biological fitness.

Ticket includes full admission.
Session Gone to the Birds!: Saturday, May 13, 2023 1:00PM - 2:30PM Available

Conservation Conversations (Ages 16+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $36.00
Join us in person for an afternoon of conversation with wildlife conservation professionals. You will hear about work WCS and others are doing around the world to protect wildlife and engage in intimate discussion groups to learn more.

Zoonotic Diseases - April 29, 2023
Learn about WCS’s involvement with the One World - One Health movement. Talk with veterinary experts that work around the world to identify and prevent new wildlife diseases, and discover how protecting wildlife can help protect humans from future global pandemics. 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 Zoonotic Diseases: Saturday, April 29, 2023 2:00PM - 3:30PM Available

 
BZ School Break Programs

Spring Break Camp (3rd-5th)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $480.00
Nature Adventures is perfect for your young naturalist! Campers will spend their days learning about local and zoo wildlife through free exploration, art, games, animal encounters and field research. Campers should come dressed and ready for a full day of outdoor exploration and adventure that will leave them with a new appreciation for wildlife and the natural world that surrounds the zoo! 
Session Nature Adventures -4/3-4/7: Mon, Apr 3, 2023 - Fri, Apr 7, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
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 limited admission tickets, take an educational tour, create an art activity, and complete a scavenger hunt for a small prize! All Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts will earn a Bronx Zoo patch! This program will involve walking outside. Most pathways are wheelchair accessible.

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- 5/21: Sunday, May 21, 2023 10:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
BZ Gift Certificates
Gift certificates can be redeemed for programs in the Bronx Zoo Main Store: Overnights, Family, Early Childhood, & Children's programs. Gift certificates purchased from the Bronx Zoo store can only be redeemed for Bronx Zoo Education programs.
Gift certificates are not valid at any onsite gift shop or food vendor or for school programs.
Gift certificates are non-refundable, cannot be reissued if lost or stolen, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Certificates expire 1 year from date of purchase.

Gift Certificate - $50
Price: $50.00
Value of $50.

Can only be redeemed for Bronx Zoo Education Programs (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

Gift Certificate - $100
Price: $100.00
Value of $100.

Can only be redeemed for Bronx Zoo Education Programs (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).

Gift Certificate - One Week of Summer Camp
Price: $600.00
Value of $600.

Can only be redeemed for one week of summer camp seen on this webpage (the Bronx Zoo Main Store).