Five parks, endless opportunities! Discover wildlife this summer right in your own backyard

Five parks, endless opportunities!

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s five zoos and aquarium of New York City host programs for children, families and adults throughout the year. The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium offer many opportunities to connect with nature right in our own backyard of NYC. Some of the educational options at our parks include summer camp, family overnights, programs for you and your toddler, birthday parties, and much more!

No matter which borough you live in, we encourage you to discover wildlife with the guidance of our talented educators. All programs include admission to the zoo for the day, and include special animal interactions that are sure to stay with you long after your visit is over.

Summer Camp:

Add some excitement to your school breaks with fun, educational camp experiences! Our five parks provide an unforgettable experience including age-appropriate, hands-on activities, up-close animal experiences, time to explore the park and tons of educational fun that builds on campers’ innate love for our wild planet. Space is limited, please visit https://www.wcs.org/parks/camps to check availability and dates at the zoo or aquarium of your choice.


Have you ever wondered what the zoo looks and sounds like after dark? The Bronx Zoo and Queens Zoo offer very special opportunities to find out for yourself!

Family Overnights allow children and their caregivers to explore the zoo after it closes, getting exclusive opportunities to visit places and animals that the general visitors do not get to see. And the super exclusive Adult Overnight at the Bronx Zoo gives new meaning to urban glamping. With catered food and drinks, up close encounters with animals, and lots of special experiences, these are sure to create long-lasting memories! Overnights sell out quickly. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.wcs.org/programs.


If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime birthday adventure, a Zoo is the place for you! Enjoy a festive celebration in a private room with our great zoo staff to assist. Guests experience up-close visits from some of our favorite animals and enjoy themed activities, all coordinated by your personal party specialist. Visit https://www.wcs.org/birthday for more information about parties at each site.

Our programs require pre-registration and sell out early. Visit https://www.wcs.org/parks/programs or call us at 1-800-433-4149 for information about our programs across all five parks.

Five parks, endless opportunities!

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