Prospect Park Zoo – Education Programs for Kids

baby sheepThe Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo has variety of programs that are available for adults, families, and children of all ages. Here is a full list of the programs…but get there early as these classes fill up fast!


The line-up of programming includes:

Toddler Time – Ages 2 to 3 with adult

Kids will meet a variety of furry, scaly and feathery zoo animals in this six-session interactive program. Crafts and musical activities are part of the fun.

Fee: $125 members; $150 non-members for a six session series


Kinder Kritters – Ages 4 to 5 with adult

Preschoolers will enjoy this fun-filled six-session program that includes song, dance, games and animal-themed crafts.

Fee: $125 members; $150 non-members


Zoo Symphony – Ages 5 – 10, with an adult

During this program, immerse yourself in the music of the wild.  We will discover some of the most interesting vocalizations of the animal kingdom, and the harmonies that these vocalizations make in their habitats.  You will get familiar with some animals in the classroom through your sense of touch, and we will adventure into the zoo together to listen to some of our noisiest residents.  It’s a concert not to be missed!
Available Sessions:

Fee: Members $35; Non-members $40; Additional kids or adults $15 each


Making Discoveries – Ages 3 to 7 with adult

This program celebrates North American animals.  Storytelling and animal encounters are part of the fun. Kids will have a chance to dissect owl pellets and meet some of the zoo’s feathered friends.

Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members. Additional kids or adults pay $15 each.


Photography Series: Presents for the Animals – Ages 6 to 12 with adult

Participants will enjoy a tour of the zoo and take pictures of the animals enjoying their holiday presents and treats. Digital camera required.

Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members. Additional kids or adults pay $15 each.


Junior Keepers: Toys for the animals – Ages 8 to 10

Kids will discover how keepers create stimulating toys for the animals. Junior keepers will work with senior keepers to create some holiday enrichment for many of the zoo’s residents.

Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members


Bug Superheroes! – Ages 7 to 10

Kids will go on a quest at the zoo to discover the super powers some insects have. The zoo’s urban ecologists will lead the way helping to identify these buggy critters.


Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members


Celebrate Urban Birds – Ages 7 to 10

In a class taught by the zoo’s urban ecologists, kids will not only meet some of the avian animals that live at the zoo, but go on a bird-watching tour to find wild birds using the zoo as a stopover on their long migration. A bird encounter is part of the fun.

Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members


Winter Wetland Ecology – Ages 7 to 10

Kids will learn what lies beneath snow and ice of the zoo’s ponds and streams in this exciting class. They will also have an up-close encounter with some animals that call these wetlands home.


Fee: $35 members; $40 non-members


Winter Zoo Camp – Two groups for ages 6 to 10

This is a chance for kids to spend winter break at the zoo. This two-day camp includes a variety of hands-on activities such as live animal encounters, theater performances, crafts and more. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own lunch.


Fee: $125 members; $150 non-members


Please visit for a complete listing of dates, prices, availability, and registration.



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