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Kids Animal Care Classes NYC

Learn how to care for and interact with a variety of animals in the heart of NYC with animal care classes, where young participants will gain hands-on experience and knowledge about feeding, grooming, and handling pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds.

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Conservation in Action (9th - 12th Grade)

WCS Zoos @ 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY

Our Changing World Calling the next generation of conservation leaders! Teens will spend two weeks learning about global conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society, through daily keeper work, field investigation, and real-time science research. Together, we will explore how zoos connect to conservation movements around the globe while learning from conservation experts. Participants must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the...

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$1,750

10 sessions

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Zoo Explorer Prospect (Entering 4th - 6th Grade)

WCS Zoos @ 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Myths, Legends, and Science of the Animal Kingdom How did the turtle get its shell? How did the snake lose its legs? Campers will explore amazing animals in mythology and discover the natural phenomena behind legends and folklore. Through up-close animal encounters, investigations of scientific principles, games, and adventure, campers will uncover the amazing biology behind the adaptations that may have inspired these enduring stories! One...

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$525

5 sessions

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School Break Camp: Wild Maker Camp (Grades 1-5)

WCS Zoos @ 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY

It's School Break? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled week of Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters. Campers will explore the unusual and wilder side of science, math and engineering at the Zoo. From making tools to use for animal observation to puzzles and games for animals to play with, campers will get creative with a variety of maker activities.This camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades....

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$500

5 sessions

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School Break Camp: Animal Architects (Grades 1-5)

WCS Zoos @ 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

No School? Join us for a fun filled week at Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters. Animal Architects From birds to prairie dogs the world is full of animal architects who design and build amazing structures for their homes. In this program, your camper will learn about these masters of design. Meet animals, solve design problems, overcome building challenges, and more throughout the week. This program...

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$500

5 sessions

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School Break Camp: Chilly Changes (Grades 1-5)

WCS Zoos @ 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY

It's School Break? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled week of Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.Each day campers will explore birds, mammals and reptiles in the Zoo. Through exhibit visits, experiments and upclose encounters, they will learn about adaptations that help animals survive seasons, especially the cold weather. ​This camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades.

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$400

4 sessions

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Marine Explorers 4 Day (Entering 3rd-5th Grade)

WCS Zoos @ 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Marine Medics  The doctor it in! Join forces with Aquarium Veterinarians and keepers who care for our animals during this week of hands-on experiences. Go behind the scenes and get up close while experiencing how our experts work together to keep our scaly, furry, and feathered friends happy and healthy. This program is for children entering 3rd through 5th grade in Fall 2018. Camp is not in session July 4.

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$300

4 sessions

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Lil Zoo Vets (Ages 8-10)

WCS Zoos @ 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY

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.  This class is designed for students entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2020. Program will meet...

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$300

5 sessions

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Zooper Heroes (Pre-k - 3rd Grade)

WCS Zoos @ 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY

Calling all Zoo-per heroes! During this two-day camp, we will explore the Zoo, completing scientific investigations, and of course, helping animals! Capes and costumes permitted.  This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old).  Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

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$240

2 sessions

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Stroller Safari (Ages 0-5 w/ Caregiver)

WCS Zoos @ 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Prospect Park Zoo Late Winter - February 25, 2020 Discover animals through movement, music, and play. Children will make new friends and grow their natural curiosity while enjoying early access to zoo exhibits and chances to meet animals up close.  Discover what makes groups of animals unique. You and your little one will learn why mammals have fur and reptiles have scales. Touch real feathers and examine skulls as you participate in sensory...

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$220

6 sessions

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Animal Island (Grades K - 6)

Wagner College Lifelong Learning @ Virtual Learning via Zoom

Calling all creature-loving kids to Challenge Island’s® Animal Island adventure! You and a tribe of friends will engineer your way through the Animal Kingdom exploring life in diverse habitats - from oceans to rainforests to deserts to ice to the pets that live in our homes. A wildly exciting time awaits every boy and girl on Challenge Island's® Animal Island! Please read:  Tuition includes materials that will be shipped to student's...

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$199

8 sessions

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Wildlife Careers Series (Ages 10-12)

WCS Zoos @ 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY

Roll up your sleeves and get messy! Jr. Keepers will get up close to animals and see what it takes to be a keeper at the Queens Zoo.Domestic Animal Keeper - March 1, 8, 15, 22Join us each week for an opportunity to shadow an animal keeper in the Domestic Area of the Zoo. We will meet some staff that care for our animals, learn about animal exhibits and discover what training and education is needed to care for our amazing Education animals in the...

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$150

4 sessions

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Stroller Safari (Ages 0-5 w/ Caregiver)

WCS Zoos @ 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY

Queens Zoo Early Spring - March 7, 2020 Late Spring - May 9, 2020 You and your child will have a chance to bond while singing songs, meeting live animals, sensory play and craft time! Each session will transition from the one before.  Our early childhood programs will help your child build up their skills in learning their numbers, colors, and using their sense of touch, hearing, feeling and smelling!    Please Note: *Ticket...

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$185

6 sessions

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Kinderzoo Half Day (Entering Pre-K4 or K)

WCS Zoos @ 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY

1/2 Day Kinderzoo: Animals A to Z From Anteaters to Zebras, we'll use the alphabet to explore "Animals A to Z". Your camper will discover the diversity of animals found on our planet through games, dramatic play, art, and sensory exploration. Daily exhibit visits and up close animal encounters will then bring concepts to life! This camp is not in session July 2 or 3. This camp is designed for pre-school and rising Kindergarten campers, campers...

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$175

3 sessions

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Zoofari Day Camp: Nature Explorers (Grades 1-5)

WCS Zoos @ 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY

No School? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled one-day Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters. Nature Explorers Attention explorers! At Nature Explorers Camp, we'll get up-close to all the wonders Central Park has to offer, including flora and fauna, exhibit visits, and animal encounters. Warning - explorers might get messy! This day camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades.

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Zoofari Day Camp: Animal Scientists (Grades 1-5)

WCS Zoos @ 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY

No School? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled one-day Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters. Animal Scientists Being an Animal Scientist is a cool job! In this camp, we'll explore the amazing people who work closely with the animals in our Zoo and around the world. We'll take a close look at a few different scientists who study animals and their habitats. Animal guests, Zoo visits, and hands-on...

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Toddler Time Camp 4 Day (Ages 2-3 with Adult)

WCS Zoos @ 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY

Join us each day for an hour long opportunity for children and their caregivers to meet the wonderful furry, scaly, and feathery animals in the zoo. You and your child will explore nature through live animals, movement and musical activities, and crafts. This program is for one child and one caregiver.

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$100

4 sessions

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Caring for Wildlife (Grades 3-5)

WCS Zoos @ 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY

Make a resolution to help care for wild animals everywhere. Together we will learn about our local wildlife through games and activities that will give us insight on animal concerns around the world. All school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack! This camp is for children in grades 3rd-5th. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

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Caring for Wildlife (Pre K4-2nd Grade)

WCS Zoos @ 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY

Make a resolution to help care for wild animals everywhere. Together we will learn about our local wildlife through games and activities that will give us insight on animal concerns around the world. All school break camps include time in the Zoo, up-close animal experiences, hands-on activities, and a snack! This camp is for children in Pre K - 2nd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Children must bring their own nut-free lun...

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School Break Day Camp-Rosh Hashanah (K-4th)

WCS Zoos @ 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Monday, September 30, 2019 In this 1-day camp, campers will discover the amazing animals that call our Urban Forest their home. The camp day will include meeting animal guests, learning about challenges local animals face and enginering creative ways to solve them, and using scientific tools to explore both zoo habitats and natural habitats in our urban forest. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 In this one day camp children will uncover everything it...

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School Break Camp: Aquarium Keeper (Grades 1-5)

WCS Zoos @ 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY

School is out so dive into the Aquarium! Join us as we learn how the staff at the NY Aquarium take care of animals. This program is packed with special experiences for keepers-in-training: learn how animal diets are prepared, watch a training session, practice your keeper skills, and meet an animal up close. This experience is for children grades 1-5.

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