Ed. Programs For Kids & Adults
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is now accepting registrations for the fall/winter 2012/13 season of educational programming.
A variety of programs are available for adults, families, and children of all ages.
The line-up of programming includes:
– Toddler Time for children ages two and three accompanied by an adult. Kids will meet a variety of furry, scaly and feathered zoo animals in this six-session interactive program. Crafts and musical activities are part of the fun.
The Saturday series starts Sept. 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. The Friday series starts on Sept. 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Wednesday series starts on Nov. 7; 10 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 1p.m.
– Kinder Kritters for children ages four and five accompanied by an adult. Preschoolers will enjoy this fun-filled six-session program that will include animal guest, keeper chats, and a scavenger hunt.
The Saturday series starts on Sept. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.
– Bug Superheroes! for children ages seven through 10. Youngsters will go on an insect hunt with staff urban ecologists to learn about many super-powered insects. The session takes place on Saturday Sept. 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
– Celebrate Urban Birds for children ages seven through 10. Youngsters will learn about the birds at the zoo and then go on a scavenger hunt to find out about wild bird friends that often come to visit. The session will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
– Winter Wetland Ecology for children ages seven through 10. Youths will investigate the wetland environment, discovering what lies beneath the snow and ice of the zoo’s ponds. Encounters with our animals that call the wetlands their home is included.
The session will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2013, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
– Winter Zoo Camp for children ages five through nine. Youngsters will discover the natural world around them in a two-day camp that includes a behind the scenes tour, arts and crafts, and exciting animal presentations.
The sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26- 27, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A midwinter camp will also take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20- 21, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
– Breakfast with the Birds for all adults 18 years of age and older. Have breakfast with Queens Zoo Director Dr. Scott Silver and help the keepers both feed the birds and conduct a morning census, in this unique opportunity to learn about birds and speak with the people that care for them.
The session will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Visit www.queenszoo.com for a complete listing of dates, prices, availability and registration information.
The Queens Zoo, located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park at 53-51 111th St., is open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours between April and October are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends.
Zoo hours between November and April are 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily.
For further information, call 1-718-271-1500.