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 SafariAfter 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, 2010Ages: All ages (children must 5 years or older)Fee: $145 per person; $135 per WCS member
Summer Programs:Pablo Python Looks at AnimalsPablo 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 25June 28 – July 2July 5 – July 9July 12 – July 16July 19 – July 23July 26 – July 30August 2 – August 6August 9 – August 13August 16 – August 20August 23 – August 27Time: All sessions are 10:30am to 3:30pmAges: 5 to 7 yearsFee: $270 per person; $245 per WCS member
Summer Teen Internship: Animal Care Program for TeensMany 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 yearsFee: $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.
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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,
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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