Programs and Tours at the Bronx Zoo

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
The Bronx Zoo’s award-winning Education Department is dedicated to teaching youngsters and adults about wildlife and wild habitats through engaging, interactive zoo programs. Our offerings for adults, families, children, and teens include guided tours, family overnights, summer programs, and opportunities to meet zoo experts and get an insider’s look at our animals and exhibits. All zoo programs require advance reservation. For additional information or questions, please call 800-433-4149 or e-mail

Family Overnight Safari

Ever thought about catching some zzzs in the company of zebras? How about snoozing with the snow leopards? Well, dreams come true on the Bronx Zoo’s Family Overnight Safari. After another sold-out series last year, our overnights are back!

Bronx Zoo Nature Club

Get outside and explore!

The Bronx Zoo would like to invite you and your family to take a walk on the wild side! Thanks to funding from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, we will be hosting monthly Nature Club sessions from October 2014 to May 2015, and you could be a part of the fun!

Summer Camps

The Bronx Zoo offers summer programs for children ages 2-18 years of age. Learn more about our camps and internships, and register online.

Youth Programs

Budding zoologists can get an insider’s look at the Zoo’s animals and exhibits by participating in our interactive children’s programs. They’ll meet like-minded kids and experts who’ll offer a glimpse of what would it be like to work at the Bronx Zoo.

Family Programs

Spend a day—or a night—at the Zoo with your children and enjoy private exhibit viewings, themed activities, up-close animal encounters, and special celebrations of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and other family holidays.


Explore the Bronx Zoo with our helpful, trained guides. Since 1970, the Friends of the Zoo have provided guided tours to groups of schoolchildren, scouts, families, and adults who are interested in learning more about our animals and exhibits.


Whether you are seeking to enrich your students’ field trip to the Zoo or a lesson in your own classroom, the Bronx Zoo’s Education Department offers a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula for kindergarteners through twelfth graders.

Wildlife Theater

The Central Park Zoo’s Wildlife Theater Players perform interactive shows using drama, puppetry, games, and songs. Performances inspire audiences to learn more about their natural world and become part of its protection. The troupe works with schools, community centers, hospitals, camps, and at private events.