Zoo New York is focused on “science-based natural & cultural experiences” as the driver for our conservation education. Our programs are designed to foster education through exploration and guided discovery for both groups and individuals. We endeavor to continually bring new and unique opportunities to our community through updating and customizing our programs. By doing this we aim to keep our program relevant and engaging for each and every visitor.
During our 30 minute on-site EdZOOcation programs, groups gather in our classroom to learn about wildlife biology and ecology through up-close encounters with our Animal Ambassadors. In the virtual adaptation to this program, we present from our classroom to you through ZOOM or other video applications.
Zoo New York is proud to present Educational Programming that strives to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Zoo currently offers three grade-specific program options for EdZOOcation bookings. We will work with teachers and educators to provide the best program for your group.
We are continually striving to create more opportunities for education. Please contact our Education Department with any questions.Our program options may be adapted for all age groups and are limited to participation by no more than 25 individuals per session.
Come learn how bird songs and a simple morning routine are related. We will be exploring the worlds of coffee, birds, and environmental impacts. You don't have to be a coffee lover to love birds or participate in this program, but it definitely helps.
This ticketed event (spaces limited) will include a:
Fresh Coffee is available for purchase after the program by the cup or the bag! The brunch and program start at 10 am and will run till 11 am.
Are you interested in Spring's sounds of nature? Like looking for frogs? Do you know the difference between a salamander and a newt? Want to get involved and make a difference for conservation?
Join us in our Spring Amphibians workshop! Those that sign up will participate in learning about our native amphibians. We will get to know them by sight and sound while exploring what we can do to help with their conservation efforts through citizen science.
Those in attendance will:
REGISTRATION IS HERE!
Cost is $8.00 per registrant (this does not include entry to the Zoo)
MUST BE 11 years old or older to participate.
Between 11-15 years MUST be accompanied by an adult (also registered).
We will be hosting a number of single-day, Zoo Discovery Day Workshops. Be sure to check back in for upcoming topics.
Join us on a journey of comparisons as we travel through the animal kingdom. In BRIM we will investigate the four characteristics thermoregulation, fur/scales, eggs/live birth, and parenting style. Meet a couple animal ambassadors and explore their natural history.
An interactive program that introduces children to the wonderful world of wildlife. The Wild Wonders program includes educational presentations with discussions about species characteristics, natural behaviors, and how we are all connected through the balance of ecosystems. There are opportunities for Q/A and the program concludes with the opportunity for participants to create lasting memories through direct connection with our Animal Ambassadors.
An interactive program that introduces young minds to the complexity of our natural world. The Creature Culture program includes educational presentations with discussions about animal adaptations, predator/prey relationships, and conservation initiatives. There are opportunities for Q/A and the program concludes with the opportunity for participants to create lasting memories through direct connection with our Animal Ambassadors.
Be sure to ask about what topics we can cover. Zoo New York is here to help reach your conservation education goals by being able to cover numerous topics. Ask about your today!
Please call or email with onsite program inquiries. Reservations can be made through our Field Trip Form.
Zoo New York is proud to offer scout programs for those in Girl Scouts of the USA or Boy Scouts of America.
Everything from Lion scouts and Daisies all the way to Ambassadors & Life Scout we have a badge or activity for you.
Open Scout Programs will be posted as they become available. We have a minimum requirement of 5 youth or $60 payment for groups less than five.
Interested in signing your group up for a specific session? Click the link below to fill out the Scout EdZoocation request form
Familiar with the Zoo? Have you been here before? First time? Check out our Guided Tour option!
Guided Tour is an add-on to general admittance and can be slightly catered to specific interests. Walkthrough our Zoo with an educator or staff member, learn about our animal residents, their homes, and their lives.
$35 Flat Rate up to 15 guests. Add 10 add’l guests at $2 each. Please no more than 20 youth per group.
Request your program through the Field Trip reservation form.