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Keeper For A Day (Ages 5 And Up)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

This program is packed full of special experiences for the entire family. Sessions: Sea Lions We will learn how zookeepers teach our California Sea Lions new behaviors like waving, barking, and flipping through the air on command and help make some tasty, fishy enrichment. Predators We will learn about fierce carnivores like the Pallas Cats and...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10:30am - 12pm

March for Animals (Pre K4-2nd Grade)

at WCS Zoos - Flushing Meadows Corona Park 53-51 111th St, Corona, New York 11368

No school on Veteran's Day? Your camper can join us for an educational, fun day with our school break camp! Each day is a different focus, but all school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack!  This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program...

Monday Nov 11th, 9am - 3pm

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Jr. Keepers: Sea Lions (Grades 3-5)

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

Is there a young future zookeeper in your life? This program is the perfect fit! Participants will get up close animal encounters, help with enrichment for our animal collection, and practice the skills it takes to care for wild animals. We're not "lion!" During this program focusing on sea lions they will visit our Sea Lion exhibit and meet a real...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 9am - 12pm

Little Zoo Vets (Ages 8-12)

at WCS Zoos - Central Park 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, New York 10019

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 afterschool class, students will learn about the different aspects of zoo veterinary medicine taught by WCS veterinarian Dr. John Sykes.  Classes involve real veterinary medicine equipment...

Thursday Nov 7th, 4pm - 5:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$324

3 sessions

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Stroller Safari (Ages 0-5 w/ Caregiver)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Queens Zoo You and your child will have a chance to bond while singing songs, meeting live animals, sensory play and craft time! Each session will transition from the one before. Our early childhood programs will help your child build up their skills in learning their numbers, colors, and using their sense of touch, hearing, feeling and smelling!...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 9:30am - 11am

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

The Zoo: Exhibit Design (Ages 8 and up)

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

Ever wonder what goes into building the perfect exhibit for a zoo animal? Find out in this program where you and your family will meet animal guests, explore an exhibit to look for hidden design features, go backstage to tour our design department and meet one of our exhibit design experts! This program is for families with children ages 8 and up....

Sunday Dec 15th, 9am - 10:30am

Winter Tales (Pre-k - 3rd Grade)

at WCS Zoos - Central Park 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, New York 10019

How do New Yorkers prepare for winter? What about our animal counterparts? Investigate how animals prepare for winter through fun animal "tales," hands-on activities, interactive games, and up-close animal encounters. This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old).  Snacks will be provided. Children...

Thursday Dec 26th, 9am - 3pm

When I Grow Up (Pre K4-2nd Grade)

at WCS Zoos - Flushing Meadows Corona Park 53-51 111th St, Corona, New York 11368

No school over Winter Break? Your camper can join us for one or multiple days of educational fun with our school break camp! Each day is a different focus, but all school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack!  This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old...

Thursday Dec 26th, 9am - 3pm

Jr. Keepers: Bee-eaters (Grades 3-5)

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

Is there a young future zookeeper in your life? This program is the perfect fit! Participants will get up close animal encounters, help with enrichment for our animal collection, and practice the skills it takes to care for wild animals. Give your future zookeeper a buzz-worthy experience during this program focusing on bee-eaters! Afterwards, they...

Sunday Jan 26th, 9am - 12pm

Food Webs And Me (PreK4-2nd Grade)

at WCS Zoos - Flushing Meadows Corona Park 53-51 111th St, Corona, New York 11368

Explore the importance of food chains and food webs in ecosystems around the Americas. Your campes will pay particular attention to the producers - plants that form the first living link in the sytem. Through experiments they can see why being green is so important. They also will explore exhibits around the zoo and even visit the zoo kitchen to see...

Monday Jan 20th, 9am - 3pm

School Break Day Camp-MLK Jr Day (K-4Th Grade)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Join us for a fast paced one-day Zoo camp where campers investigate the science of Zoos - from anatomy to zoology! This day is filled with hands-on activities, scientific investigations, and animal encounters. This camp is for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

Monday Jan 20th, 9am - 3pm

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School Break Camp: Sharks (Grades 1-5)

at WCS Zoos - Coney Island 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

School is out so dive into the Aquarium! Join us in an in-depth shark exploration and uncover how and why scientists study sharks. This program is packed with special experiences for future shark researchers: go behind the scenes, use scientific tools to learn more about sharks, and meet an animal up close. This experience is for children grades...

Monday Jan 20th, 9am - 3pm

Exploring the Wild (Ages 6-10 yrs)

at WCS Zoos - Central Park 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, New York 10019

Take a walk on the wild side! Families discover amazing animal adaptations and survival strategies around the Zoo through fun activities and live animal encounters. Children and caregivers get up close to various animals in the Zoo, help prepare animal treats and understand how keepers care for them each day. Tickets are sold per person, and children...

Saturday Nov 16th, 9am - 10am

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Jr. Keepers: Birds of Prey (Grades 3-5)

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

Is there a young future zookeeper in your life? This program is the perfect fit! Participants will get up close animal encounters, help with enrichment for our animal collection, and practice the skills it takes to care for wild animals. Give your future zookeeper an "owl" of a good time during this program focusing on raptors! Afterwards, they...

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$55

Caring for Wildlife (Grades 3-5)

at WCS Zoos - Flushing Meadows Corona Park 53-51 111th St, Corona, New York 11368

Make a resolution to help care for wild animals everywhere. Together we will learn about our local wildlife through games and activities that will give us insight on animal concerns around the world. All school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack! This camp is for children in grades 3rd-5th....

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$100
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