Brooklyn , NY – October 7, 2009 - Now your 8 to 11 year old can have a holiday adventure at Prospect Park Zoo. When school is closed, send your child to the zoo for two days of fun, learning and exploration. Kids will learn what strategies animals use to survive the winter in Brooklyn and around the world as they:

  • Meet animals who hibernate, change their colors and use other special cold weather adaptations like chinchillas, tenrecs, snakes and more;
  • Come face to face with an owl and act as scientists to dissect owl pellets;
  • Work in groups to prepare winter treats for the zoo animals and complete a behavior study of the animals;
  • Learn what zoos do in winter to keep animals healthy and active;
  • Make cool crafts to take home.

And much more.

10 – 3 Monday December 28th and Tuesday December 29th.  Ages 8 – 11.  $120.  Call 718-399-7327 or email to register.


Fran Hackett:  718-265-3428

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

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.