Mornings at the Zoo 2015

Monthly Events for Conservation Level Members

WCS is proud to announce the return of Mornings at the Zoo, a series of special events for WCS Members at the Conservation Supporter level and above. Join us before the zoo opens for a look at some spectacular animals and exhibits, and the opportunity to gain an insider's understanding of wildlife conservation and animal care.

Be sure to check this page for event updates because the schedule is subject to change. Look for your Mornings at the Zoo e-mail reminders a couple of weeks before each event. We look forward to seeing you at Mornings at the Zoo.

Upcoming Mornings at the Bronx Zoo:


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Central Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, April 12th at 9am at the Central Park Zoo
Embark on an educational and fun-filled Central Park Zoo scavenger hunt where you'll come face-to-face with animal favorites, learn some wildlife secrets, and win great prizes! We'll encounter sea lions, snow leopards, penguins, red pandas, and much more; our quest will take us throughout the zoo and teach us about many of your favorite animals. Meet in front of the snow monkey exhibit. Light refreshments served. Smart phone or digital camera required.


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Breakfast with the Animals

Saturday, May 16th at 9am at the Bronx Zoo
Join us for breakfast treats and a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some very special animals and educators. You'll also have early morning access to Congo Gorilla Forest. Meet outside Congo Gorilla Forest. Please note that Southern Boulevard Parking Lot (Lot C) and Asia Pedestrian Gate ONLY will be open at 8:30am for this event; Bronx River Parking Lot will NOT be open. Attendance is strictly limited; pre-registration required. Sign up for 9:00am, 9:20am, or 9:40am. Light refreshments served.



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Tortoises and Dragons

Sunday, June 14th at 9am at the Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo's beautiful Zoo Center building opens early just for you, and our Herpetology keepers will be on-hand to share the secrets of caring for Komodo dragons and giant Aldabra tortoises in some of the zoo's newest exhibits! Our white rhinos and California sea lions will also be out early enjoying the spring sunshine. Meet at Zoo Center. Please note that Southern Boulevard Parking Lot (Lot C) and Asia Pedestrian Gate ONLY will be open at 8:30am for this event; Bronx River Parking Lot will NOT be open. Light refreshments served.


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Meet the Sharks

Saturday, August 15 at 9am at the New York Aquarium
Conservation-level Members are invited to a special morning at the New York Aquarium. We'll hear from WCS field staff about shark conservation work in the wild, including tracking these majestic predators in the ocean. We'll also hear details about the new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit currently under construction and slated to open in 2016, and finally we'll take a look at some of the aquarium's sharks who will soon occupy the new exhibit. Light refreshments served.


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Breakfast with the Birds

Sunday, September 13th at 9am at the Bronx Zoo
Join us for a morning that's truly for the birds! We'll enjoy breakfast inside the Bronx Zoo's World of Birds, with a tour of the newly-reopened and enhanced second floor exhibits. The zoo's Ornithology Department staff will be on-hand to discuss the zoo's amazing avian residents, and Members will observe feedings and behavioral enrichment activities. It's a great event for bird lovers of all ages. Meet at World of Birds. Please note that Bronx River Parking Lot (Lot B) and Asia Pedestrian Gate ONLY will be open at 8:30am for this event; Southern Boulevard Parking Lot will NOT be open. Light refreshments served.

Please check back on this page before events for the latest information. Schedule subject to change.

Questions? Please call the Membership Department at (718)-741-8216, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.