Children & Family Experiences

We offer fun experiences for your child or the whole family! Click on the images for more information and available sessions.

All programs include:

  • General admission to the park
  • Special opportunities with animals
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family
  • Unique experiences beyond the regular visit
  • A Conservation Educator to act as your knowledgeable guide

Fall & Winter programs go on sale mid-July and Spring programs go on sale on Cyber Monday. Check back often for new experiences and dates or sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates and special offers!

Nature Club

Let's get outside! Join us for fun nature-based play in this FREE family program focused on the local green spaces right here in the Bronx!


All Ages
2nd Saturday each month Oct - Jun
10/12/19 - 6/13/20 10:30am

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Jr. Keepers

Is there a young future zookeeper in your life? This program is the perfect fit! Your keepers in training will learn what it takes to care for wild animals in this fun and educational drop-off experience.

$55 / $45 WCS Members

3rd - 5th Grade
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:00am (Otters)

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Family Zookeepers

Do you have what it takes to be a zookeeper? Bring the whole family to meet animals up close, make animal enrichment, practice your animal care skills and meet a real zookeeper.

$45 / $36 WCS Members

Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:00am (Otters)

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Bronx Zoo Mornings

Your morning will be wild during this program filled with educational activities, a special animal guest, a visit to see our animals in the Zoo, and a chat with an expert zookeeper.

$45 / $35 WCS Members

All Ages
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:00am (Big Cats)
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:00am (World of Birds)
Sat May 16, 2020 9:00am (Hyenas)

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Enrichment Makers Workshop

Your young Makers will learn about enrichment, the puzzles and games that keep zoo animals mentally and physically healthy. They will meet an animal up close and be inspired to innovate and create their own ideas for animal enrichment!

$30 / $24 WCS Members

5th-8th Grade
Tue April 7, 2020 2:00pm

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Discovery Girl Series

Is your young girl destined to be a science superhero? Sign her up for this series focusing on the many ways that we put science, technology, engineering, and math skills to work for wildlife!

$60 / $48 WCS Members

3rd-5th Grade
Sat Mar 7, Apr 4 and May 2, 2020 2:00pm

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Stroller Safari: Movement

Come play and learn all about wildlife in our Stroller Safari series. Each session, you and your child will meet an animal up close, enjoy a guided tour of an exhibit, and explore the day's theme through sensory, art, dramatic and game play!

$135 / $108 WCS Members

10 months - 3 years
Thursdays April 9-30, 2020 9:30am

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Early Birds

It's AM fun for the whole flock during this program featuring a bird walk with an ornithology expert and some zoo-bird focused fun!

$30 / $25 WCS Members

All Ages
Sun May 3, 2020 9:00am

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Kid's Night Out

Drop off the kids for a WILD night out at the zoo including a variety of animal-themed activities and the chance to meet an animal up close. Pizza and drinks will be served with a side of fun!

$45 / $36 WCS Members

Fri May 15, 2020 5:30pm

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Family Overnight Safari

You and your family will be treated to fun-filled, educational activities during this unique camping experience, which includes access to select exhibits, a chance to meet animal guests, breakfast and a special t-shirt.

$165 / $132 WCS Members

Sat June 6, 2020 4:30pm
Sat Sept 12, 2020 4:30pm

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Spooktacular Nightwalks

Grab your favorite costume and join us for an evening of Halloween fun! Perfect for ghouls of all ages, this program is filled with animal encounters and Halloween-themed educational activities.

$45 / $35 WCS Members

All Ages


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