WCS's Queens Zoo Offers Exciting Winter Camp Program for Kids

Educational, fun activities are planned to get youngsters excited about nature

Flushing, N.Y. – Nov. 9, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is hosting an educational winter camp for children ages 6 to 10 on Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 and 29.

The Queens Zoo is all outdoors and is especially beautiful during the fall and winter months and is a particularly scenic place for kids to learn about animals and nature. Games, crafts and other activities will introduce kids to the world of animals and the environment. 

No zoo camp would be complete without a meet-and-greet with the animal residents. Participants will learn how animals native to North and South America adapt to winter weather at animal presentations in the zoo’s education classroom.

Winter camp will be held Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members: $125; Non-members: $150.

For more information about winter camp or other Queens Zoo education programs, visit www.queenszoo.com or contact the zoo at qzeducation@wcs.org or 718-271-7361.

Barbara Russo 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

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.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 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 Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.

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