Spring and Summer Programs for Families and Kids Return WCS’s Bronx Zoo: Overnight Safaris and Summer Camps

WCS Bronx Zoo Education Department opens registration for activities and unique animal experiences
Visit http://bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx to register


Bronx, N.Y. – April X, 2010 –
The Wildlife Conservations Society’s Bronx Zoo always offers zoo-goers an enchanting wildlife experience. For those kids that are serious about animals and want the opportunity to supercharge their zoo-going experience, WCS’s Bronx Zoo is bringing back its popular family and summer camp programs. Kids can learn about the animals and their conservation needs, observe animal behaviors up-close, and interact with the animals and their keepers.

Family Activities:


Family Overnight Safari


After another sold-out series last year, the Bronx Zoo’s most popular family tradition – the Overnight Safaris – are back. Families will be treated to fun-filled activities including Late Night at the Bronx Zoo where participants will meet a variety of amazing animal guests. Throw in some new surprises for this year and a late-night snack to keep your energy going, this extraordinary event is sure to create lasting memories to treasure.
Dates
: September 11-12, 2010
            September 25-26, 2010
Ages:
All ages (children must 5 years or older)
Fee:
$145 per person; $135 per WCS member


Summer Programs:


Pablo Python Looks at Animals


Pablo Python will introduce children to the wonderful world of animal sizes, shapes, colors, textures, patterns, locomotion, and diet. In this five-day adventure, children will go on safari to the African Plains, observe butterflies in the Butterfly Garden, ride the Bug Carousel, explore the Children’s Zoo, and have up-close encounters with animals, everyday.

Dates:
June 21 – June 25
June 28 – July 2
July 5 – July 9
July 12 – July 16
July 19 – July 23
July 26 – July 30
August 2 – August 6
August 9 – August 13
August 16 – August 20
August 23 – August 27

Time:
All sessions are 10:30am to 3:30pm
Ages:
5 to 7 years
Fee:
$270 per person; $245 per WCS member



Animal Kingdom Camp


This summer, kids can spend an unforgettable five days at the Bronx Zoo discovering the amazing diversity of the animal kingdom. Children will journey through Madagascar!, ride the Wild Asia Monorail, design their own day-at-the-zoo adventure, learn ways to protect animals and habitats, then teach zoo visitors what they’ve learned.

Dates:
June 21 – June 25
June 28 – July 2
July 5 – July 9
July 12 – July 16
July 19 – July 23
July 26 – July 30
August 2 – August 6
August 9 – August 13
August 16 – August 20
August 23 – August 27

Time
: 10:00AM – 4:00 PM
Ages:
8 to 12 years
Fee:
$350 per person; $335 per WCS member



Summer Teen Internship: Animal Care Program for Teens


Many young people dream of a career working with animals, and for those who have participated in the Bronx Zoo Animal Care Program for Teens – the experience has been a defining experience.

The internship program introduces teens to an astounding array of wildlife-related careers and explores the theories and practices behind animal management and conservation at the Bronx Zoo.

Dates:
June 21 – July
Ages:
13 to 17 years
Fee:
$1500 per person; $1375 per WCS member

Visit http://bronxzoo.com/classes-and-programs.aspx for additional information including dates, prices, availability, and to register. Register early, these programs sell out.

Contact:

Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org



The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.


The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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