Summer Camp

Have an unforgettable Summer Camp experience at the Bronx Zoo!


All camps run Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and include:

  • Complimentary early drop off as early as 8:30 a.m.
  • Daily explorations of our exciting Bronx Zoo exhibits
  • Daily encounters with some of our animal ambassadors
  • Science and learning investigations inside the classroom and out and about in nature
  • Fun games that foster a love of wildlife and science discoveries
  • Nature inspired art projects
  • Healthy snacks served daily
  • Special closing ceremony for caregivers on Fridays that will begin prior to 3:00 p.m.

If you have questions about our camps, visit our FAQs page. We've likely got you covered.

Please click on the session of your choice to view availability and to register.


Extended Care (entering PreK - 5th grades)

Stay at the Zoo a little longer! Extended care is a great option for caregivers who can't pick up their camper at 3:00 p.m. and allows grown-ups to pick up anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Minimum number required to run extended care.

Dates:
June 25 - 29, 2018
July 9 - 13, 2018
July 23 - 27, 2018
July 30 - August 3, 2018
August 6 - 10, 2018
August 20 - 24, 2018
August 27 - 31, 2018

Time:
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost:
$115 members / $130 non-members

Register Here


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Little Zoo Vets (entering 3rd - 5th grades)

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. Topics may include: how to do a physical exam, anesthesia, darting, digestion, blood tests, x-rays, etc.

Dates:
June 25 - 29, 2018
July 16 - 20, 2018

Time:
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost:
$225 members / $250 non-members


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Zoo Vet Academy (entering 6th - 8th grades)

Has your kid ever thought about being a veterinarian? If so, this class is perfect. Taught by WCS zoo veterinarian Dr. John Sykes, this class will explore veterinary medicine from a "wild" perspective! Using a combination of live animals, real veterinary equipment, and custom-designed models, children will learn about how vets use medicine and surgery to help keep all the animals at the zoo healthy - from the fish to the elephants! Note: these classes are different from those taught in the Little Zoo Vet classes for 3-5th graders and involve more advanced procedures!

Dates:
July 30 - August 3, 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost:
$225 members / $250 non-members


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Toddler Camp (ages 2-3 with caregiver)

Come explore animal SUPER senses! During the week, your toddler will have the opportunity to investigate different animal senses, using their own five senses through dramatic play, sensory exploration, art and games. Campers will also meet and interact with animal guests who possess the “super” sense of the day!

Dates:
June 11 - 15, 2018
June 18 - 22, 2018

Time:
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Cost:
$150 members / $175 non-members


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KinderZoo: Wild Discoveries (entering PreK - K)

Do you have a child who loves to say, “I wonder what would happen if…”? If so, sign that kid up for Kinderzoo: Wild Discoveries! In addition to meeting animals up close and exploring the exhibits and natural areas in the zoo, campers will spend time each day conducting fun experiments, getting messy, and putting their problem solving skills to the test.

Dates:
June 25 - 29, 2018
August 27 - 31, 2018

Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members


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Week of Wildlife (entering K - 2nd grades)

Wild Discoveries

If you have a camper who loves to say, “I wonder what would happen if…”, this is the camp for them! In addition to meeting animals up close and exploring the exhibits and natural areas in the zoo, campers will spend time each day conducting fun experiments, getting messy and putting their inquiry and problem solving skills to the test.

Dates:
July 9 - 13, 2018
July 30 - August 3, 2018

Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members

REGISTER HERE


Zoo Detectives

Campers will become Zoo Detectives! Each day, through observations and careful examination of the evidence, campers will solve a new mystery. Through exhibit visits, animal guest encounters and hands on science experiments. Campers will hone their detective (and scientist) skills to solve any mystery that comes their way.

Dates:
June 25 - 29, 2018
July 23 - 27, 2018

Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members

REGISTER HERE


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Wild Adventurer: Nature Trekkers (entering K - 2nd grades)

Make a mud pie! Construct a fort! Splash in a puddle! Get up close to our animal ambassadors! Campers will get messy and use their imagination in our new Wild Adventurer Camp: Nature Trekkers! Your kid will spend the day playing outdoors in our Nature Trek exhibit and all over the Bronx Zoo. Art and creative play, nature hikes, unique exhibit activities, and free exploration will all be part of the fun!

Dates:
July 16 - 20, 2018
August 6 - 10, 2018
August 20 - 24, 2018
August 27 - 31, 2018

Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members


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Zoo Explorers: Adventures in Animal Behavior (entering 3rd - 5th grades)

From climbing trees to playing with enrichment items, our zoo animals are always on the move. Bronx Zoo keepers use observations to study animal behavior and so can your kid! Campers will put their scientific skills to the test as they observe our animals in their habitats, engage in the scientific process, and make discoveries about our amazing animals!

Dates:
July 9 - 13, 2018
July 23 - 27, 2018
August 6 - 10, 2018
August 20 - 24, 2018

Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members



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Wild Adventurer

Does your kid love being outdoors and spending time in nature? Then Bronx Zoo Wild Adventurer Camp is perfect for your young naturalist! Wild Adventurer Campers will spend their days learning about local wildlife through free exploration, art, games, animal encounters and field research. Campers should plan on coming dressed and ready for a full day of outdoor exploration and adventure that will leave them with a new appreciation for the natural world that surrounds the zoo!

Entering 3rd - 5th grades

Dates:
June 25 - 29, 2018
July 16 - 20, 2018
July 30 - August 3, 2018
August 13 - 17, 2018

Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members

REGISTER HERE


Entering 6th - 8th grades

Dates:
July 30 - August 3, 2018
August 27 - 31, 2018

Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members

REGISTER HERE


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Junior Scientist: How Do You Zoo? (entering 6th - 8th grades)

How does the zoo go from an idea to an exhibit space that is great for animals and visitors? In this week long program, your camper will learn about basic animal care as well as exhibit and graphic design through exhibit visits, up close animal encounters, and engaging activities. Campers will use what they've learned to design a mock exhibit that they will share at the camp closing ceremony!

Dates:
August 20 - 24, 2018
Cost:
$375 members / $400 non-members


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Zookeeper Internship (entering 9th - 12th grades)

This summer your teen will gain an inside look into the wonderful world of zoo keeping! In this immersive two week experience, participants will learn about the daily responsibilities of zookeepers and what better place to learn than the Bronx Zoo! With hands-on installation work, rewarding enrichment opportunities, unique career explorations, and in-person animal encounters, your teen will be better prepared to pursue a future career in animal care.

Dates:
July 9 - 20, 2018
August 6 - 17, 2018

Cost:
$1000 members / $1200 non-members

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