Family Programs

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Little Hatchlings

Start your child on a learning adventure outdoors. Our 10-class series with an early childhood zoo educator offers an introduction to animals and nature. During each class you will be introduced to an animal topic with songs and stories, nature play and movement, and a visit to an animal exhibit.

Ages: 10-23 months with adult
Participating adults cannot bring additional children that do not fit the program age group or additional adults.
Dates:

Wednesday Spring Series

Time A: 10:15-11:15am WAITLIST - You may register for an information request if you'd like to be alerted to new programs.
Dates: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

Fee: WCS Members $250; Non-members $270 (for the 10 classes in one session)
There are no make-up classes for missed or skipped classes.

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Toddler Time

Meet a variety of furry, scaly, and feathery zoo animals in these interactive classes for toddlers and their care-givers. Live animals, movement and musical activities, and a craft are part of the fun.

Ages: 2-3 years old with adult.
Participating adults cannot bring additional children that do not fit the program age group or additional adults.
Dates:

Saturday Series
Time A: 10-11am OR
Time B: 11:30am-12:30pm
Spring: Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 26, May 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14 Waitlist Time A & B

Wednesday Series
Time A: 10-11am OR
Time B: 11:30am-12:30pm
Spring: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 Waitlist Time A

Fee: WCS Members $250; Non-members $270 (for the 10 classes in one session)
There are no make-up classes for missed or skipped classes.

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Kinder Kritters

These interactive classes are a must for any animal-loving family. Programs include hands-on activities, animal guests and visits to exhibits with a whole bunch of fun! Some classes include keeper chats, a scavenger hunt and more.

Ages: 4 & 5 years old
Dates: TBD for Fall 2014 - You may click on the "Register" link below to request information
Time: TBD for Fall 2014
Fee: WCS Members $150; Non-members $170 (for the 6 classes in one session)
There are no make-up classes for missed or skipped classes.

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Family Overnight Adventures

Have you ever wondered what you can see in the zoo at night? Join us for a unique experience exploring Queens Zoo after hours. You and your family (children 5 and older) will be treated to fun-filled activities such as learning about animal diets and preparing animal enrichment treats. You'll go on a late night walk in the Aviary and meet some of our animals up close. This exciting adventure is sure to create memories your family will treasure. Sign up soon – space is limited. Bring your own tent, sleeping bags, and picnic dinner. Beverages, dessert, late-night snack, and breakfast, will be provided. No need for alarm clocks, our vocal parrots will provide the wake-up call.

Ages: 5 years and older with a paying adult
Dates: September 28 & 29, 2013
May 17 & 18, 2014
June 7 & 8, 2014
Time: 5pm Saturday – 10am Sunday
Fee: WCS members $85; Non-members $100 (Pricing is per person)

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Register

To register for Little Hatchlings classes or Kinder Kritters information, click here.

To register for Toddler Time, click here.

To register for Overnights, click here.

Advanced registration is required for all programs. Your spot is not reserved until payment is made. If you have any questions regarding registration or programs, please contact the registrar at qzeducation@wcs.org or call 718-271-7361.

Cancellations
There will be no refunds for withdrawals from programs made less than four weeks prior to the course date. All cancellation requests must be made in writing either by email (qzeducation@wcs.org) or fax (718-271-4441). Due to administrative costs, a 50% refund will be provided upon receipt of a written cancellation if received 4 weeks in advance. All returned checks will incur a $35 returned check fee. We reserve the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration. A full refund would be made only in that case.