Virtual Birthday Parties FAQ Page

If you still have questions, feel free to email bzeducation@wcs.org or call 800-433-4149.


Can I book a party theme if my child isn’t within the recommended age range?

Our party themes and activities are created with specific ages in mind. However, if your child and their friends are within a year of the recommended age group, you can book a different party theme


How many animals and what animals will we see?

Each Virtual Birthday Party includes virtual exhibit visits and one live animal demonstration of an Education ambassador animal. We cannot guarantee a specific animal, but the Party Coordinator can give you more details on this topic.


What virtual platform do you use?

WCS Virtual Birthday Parties are hosted on Zoom allowing us to share videos, facilitate interactive games, spotlight party participants and stream our live animal encounter.


Can we use our own virtual platform link?

Yes, you can work with your Party Coordinator to discuss the options for providing your own virtual platform link.


Can we invite more than 20 people/families?

You may invite more than 20 people or families. However, we highly recommend keeping the total number of devices logged into the Zoom call at about 20. This allows for a more personal interaction with the Party Coordinator and the children/families.


I prefer a particular park. Can I choose which one hosts this party?

Each party theme will include animals and exhibits from multiple WCS parks. These may include Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Central Park Zoo and New York Aquarium.

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