New York Zoos and Aquarium: Connecting People to Wild Nature

Support the Wildlife Conservation Society Toy Drive

The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks you for your interest in helping support New Yorkers in need this holiday season.

From November 16th through December 31st, the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo will be accepting new, unwrapped toys.

The Bronx Zoo will be kicking off and participating in the Bronx Borough President’s annual toy drive in support of families of local veterans and active duty military members. The Central Park Zoo will also be donating to families of local veterans and active duty military members. The other WCS facilities, the New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo will be collecting toys to donate to some of the communities hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

Please click the tabs below for more details about donation drop-off information and special ticket offers at your desired donation location.

Thank you for joining the Bronx Zoo, along with the Bronx Borough President's office, in our effort to collect toys for families of veterans and active duty members of the military in need this holiday season.

From November 16th through December 31st, for every new, unwrapped toy you donate, receive one free general admission ticket to the Bronx Zoo.*

Donations can be dropped off at the park entrance (no admission necessary) or inside Zoo Center in specially designated bins. Free tickets can be collected at your chosen drop off location.

See spectacular ice carvings of wildlife from the Arctic Beringia region and don’t miss the fourth annual Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition on December 28th. Come see Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs & Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, Double feature 4-D Experience. Enjoy presents for the animals and more this December.

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Thank you for joining the New York Aquarium in our effort to collect toys for families in need this holiday season. Toys donated will distributed in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough President and the Alliance for Coney Island to benefit families in need particularly those still suffering as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

From November 16th through December 31st, for every new, unwrapped toy you donate, receive one free general admission ticket to the New York Aquarium.*

Donations can be dropped off at the New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue at West 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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Thank you for joining the Central Park Zoo in our effort to collect toys for families in need this holiday season. Toys donated at Central Park Zoo will benefit families of local veterans and active duty military members.

From November 16th through December 31st, for every new, unwrapped toy you donate, receive one free general admission ticket to the Bronx Zoo.*

Donations can be dropped off at the admissions window (no admission necessary). Free tickets can be collected at your chosen drop off location.

Be sure to catch our special holiday 4-D Theater feature, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D!

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Thank you for joining the Prospect Park Zoo in our effort to collect toys for families in need this holiday season. Toys donated at Prospect Park Zoo will benefit families in need as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

From November 16th through December 31st, for every new, unwrapped toy you donate, receive one free general admission ticket to the New York Aquarium.*

Donations can be dropped off at the park entrances (no admission necessary). Free tickets can be collected at your chosen drop off location.

Be sure to catch Presents to the Animals on Dec 5,6; 12,13; 19,20; 26,27 at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Watch baboons, mongoose, and other wildlife tear into wrapped presents to discover their favorite treats.

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Thank you for joining the Queens Zoo in our effort to collect toys for families in need this holiday season. Toys donated at Queens Zoo will benefit families in need as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

From November 16th through December 31st, for every new, unwrapped toy you donate, receive one free general admission ticket to the Bronx Zoo.*

Donations can be dropped off at the park entrance (no admission necessary). Free tickets can be collected at your chosen drop off location.

Be sure to catch Presents to the Animals on December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 1p.m., 2:15p.m., and 2:45p.m.

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* Disclaimer: ONE general admission ticket to the Bronx Zoo will be provided for a donation of one new, unwrapped toy at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, or Queens Zoo. ONE general admission ticket to the New York Aquarium will be provided for a donation of one new, unwrapped toy at the New York Aquarium or Prospect Park Zoo. Limit of four tickets per family, valid 1/01/14–6/30/14. All WCS decisions final. Promotion available from 11/15/13 - 12/31/13. May not be combined with any other offer