Programs and Tours

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
The Prospect Park Zoo's  Education Department is dedicated to teaching youngsters and adults about wildlife and wild habitats through engaging, interactive classes and tours. Our offerings for adults, families, children, and teens include school programs, guided tours, family workshops, and summer camps. All programs require advance reservation.

School Programs

Learning is an adventure when you enroll in one of Prospect Park Zoo’s education programs. Bring your class to the zoo for a program like no other, and if you're looking to make your educational visit a richer experience, we’ll come to your school for a pre-visit program. We offer a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula and educate and inspire diverse communities so they come to appreciate the wonders of wildlife and wild places.

Kinder Kritters

These interactive classes for 4 & 5 year olds and their caregivers 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!

Toddler Time

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

Family Programs

Spend a day at the Zoo with your children and enjoy private exhibit viewings, wildlife-themed activities, up-close animal encounters, and special holiday celebrations.

Summer Programs

Register your child for summer camp at the Prospect Park Zoo! With programs for everyone from toddlers to teenagers, we offer unique experiences for all ages.

Summer Programs Faqs

Youth Camp

Spend your winter break at the Prospect Park Zoo! During winter camp, youngsters will participate in a variety of hands-on activities including live animal encounters, crafts and much more.

Girl Scouts

The Prospect Park Zoo is a great place for Girl Scouts to learn about animals, conservation, and more! Earn a patch, work on badge activities, or take a guided tour.


Explore the Prospect Park Zoo with our helpful, trained guides. Zoo volunteers provide guided tours to groups of schoolchildren, scouts, families, and adults who are interested in learning more about our animals and exhibits.

Tours Faqs


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

The Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program

The Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) is an initiative of Heart of Brooklyn, a cultural partnership that includes Prospect Park Zoo and our neighboring partner institutions: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Children's Museum, and Prospect Park. BCAP Summer Camp is an innovative enrichment day camp creating lifelong links between youth and their cultural community. BCAP Adventures go behind the scenes at Brooklyn's most treasured cultural institutions and weave exciting connections between the arts, nature, and the sciences.