Introducing Wi-Fi at the Queens Zoo

July 19, 2012

The zoo will offer visitors free AT&T Wi-Fi as part of citywide initiative. To mark the occasion, guests can take advantage of a special opportunity: a photo contest that will award one lucky winner a WCS family membership.

The Queens Zoo has long been a “hotspot” for animal discovery, and now that term takes on new meaning. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and AT&T today launched free AT&T Wi-Fi service at the zoo, making it the 23rd NYC parks location to receive this service through the Wi-Fi in the Parks initiative.

Wi-Fi service will be available at specific locations within the zoo, including areas by the pronghorn, bison, and sea lion exhibits. Anyone with a smartphone or Wi-Fi enabled device will be able to connect to the service for free and learn about activities at the zoo or the animals they observe. Through devices with animal recognition apps, visitors can even upload photos or use sound to learn about the various species.

Photo Contest

To kick-off the new offering, we’re hosting a photo contest. Take snapshots of your favorite animals at the Queens Zoo and submit them to
 for a chance to win a family membership to WCS. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 31. The winning photo will be featured on our homepage.

Official Rules >>

To learn more about this initiative, read the press release.