Become a Docent at WCS's Prospect Park Zoo

Do you enjoy learning about wildlife? Would you enjoy sharing what you learn with others?

Brooklyn, NY – The Prospect Park Zoo is welcoming applications for its Docent Program. 

After completing an intensive training course, Prospect Park Zoo docents are able to lead group tours, interpret exhibits, present biofacts and other touchables at Discovery Stations, assist in our interactive Discovery Center, work at zoo special events, and teach visitors how to interact with alpacas and sheep at our barn area. Docents who successfully complete Live Animal Handling Training are also eligible to present short Live Animal Encounters to the public, teaching children and families about animals from the zoo’s collection of education animals.

As a Prospect Park Zoo docent, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals from around the world, work with others who enjoy sharing their knowledge, and aid the Wildlife Conservation Society in their mission to save wildlife and wild places.

Click here for more information, or give us a call at 718-399-7324. You must be 18 years or older to apply. Admission to the program is competitive. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall. Participants must undergo an interview and be available to attend a ten session training course if accepted.

Contact: Fran Hackett - 718-265-3428, fhackett@wcs.org


Prospect Park Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, $3 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April.  The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further information, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.


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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