Summer Camp

Have an unforgettable Summer Camp experience at the Prospect Park Zoo! During our week-long camp sessions, we offer age-appropriate experiences that build on our campers' innate love of our wild planet.


The Prospect Park Zoo Summer Camp experience includes:

  • Live animal encounters
  • Creative art projects
  • Interactive games
  • Science experiments
  • Exhibit visits and meeting keeper staff
  • Role-play and theatrical exercises
  • Snack time (campers bring their own lunch)
  • PPZ Summer Camp t-shirt

Campers return home with wonderful stories and crafts, a better understanding of the natural world, and lifelong memories. Each day will inspire your child to share new experiences and knowledge about the diversity of wild animals that share our planet! Please note that your child can only attend 1 week of Prospect Park Zoo Camp.

If you have questions about our camps, visit our FAQs page. We've likely got you covered.

Please click on the session of your choice to view availability and to register.


4r030fn8yx julie larsen maher 6838 education little hatchlings qz 04 03 13 hr
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Little Hatchlings – Mini Camp

Age:12 months – 24 months
Days: Wed, Thurs, Fri.
Fee: $75 members; $85 non-members

This mini-camp is specifically designed to help your child learn, explore, socialize, be creative and have fun based on early developmental needs. Children and their care-givers will explore the zoo together, participate in art activities, enjoy dramatic play, meet animals, and feed some of our special animal friends at the zoo throughout the week.

July 5 – July 7, 2017 9:30-10:30 a.m.
July 5 – July 7, 2017 1:30-3 p.m.



In8cq8ods julie larsen maher 4816 toddler time child and instructor with snake disc qz 04 17 12 hr
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Toddler Time – Mini Camp

Age: 2 years - 3 years
Days: Wed, Thurs, Fri
Fee: $75 members; $85 non-members

This mini-camp is designed to foster your toddler's independence and provides multiple opportunities for exploration. Children and their care-givers will explore the zoo together, participate in art activities, enjoy dramatic play, meet animals, and feed some of our special animal friends at the zoo throughout the week.

July 5 – July 7, 2017 9:30-11 a.m.
July 5 – July 7, 2017 1:30-3 p.m.


8052q8cdi9 megan maher 5974 toddler camp ppz 07 02 14 hr
Photo Credit: Megan Maher ©WCS

Kinderzoo: Amazing Animal Senses

Age: Pre-K and K (4 years old before camp starts)
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $450 members; $475 non-members

How do animals sense the world around them? Kinderzoo campers will explore animal senses in this exciting weeklong camp, discovering how different animals use their senses to help them survive. Through animal encounters, zoo crafts, and games, campers will uncover the amazing world of animal senses.

June 12 – June 16, 2017
June 19 – June 23, 2017
July 17 – July 21, 2017
July 31 – August 5, 2017
August 14 – August 19, 2017
August 28 – September 2, 2017


1zd4evo4sz julie larsen maher 0429 zoo camp ppz 07 31 15 hr
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Week of Wildlife: Adventures in Nature

Age: Entering 1st or 2nd grade
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee per session: $450 members; $475 non-members

Campers will engage in nature-based and outdoor-focused activities, investigating how local wildlife thrive and survive in New York. Animal encounters, nature play activities, exhibit visits, and crafts are just some of the fun ways campers will become nature adventurers.

June 12 – June 16, 2017
June 19 – June 23, 2017
June 26 – June 30, 2017
July 24 – July 28, 2017
August 7 – August 11, 2017
August 14 – August 18, 2017
August 21 – August 25, 2017


1gsothj1ci julie larsen maher 3094 zoo camp education ppz 08 20 14 hr
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Zoo Explorers: Myths, Legends, & Science of the Animal Kingdom

Age: Entering 3rd – 5th grade
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee per session: $450 members; $475 non-members

How did the turtle get its shell? How did the snake lose its legs? Campers will explore animal themes in myths while using scientific principles and animals in the zoo to investigate the amazing biology behind the natural adaptations that may have inspired these enduring stories!

June 26 – June 30, 2017
July 10 – July 14, 2017
July 24 – July 28, 2017
July 31 – August 4, 2017
August 21 – August 25, 2017
August 28 – September 1, 2017


27evyg9br7 julie larsen maher 2710 teen camp bxr bz 08 25 15 hr
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Jr. Scientists: Scientists in the Wild

Age: Entering 6th – 8th grade
Days & Time: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee per session: $450 members;$475 non-members;
Theme: Zoo Science Explorers

Campers will step into the shoes of WCS scientists and experience what like to be a zookeeper, caring for our animals here in Brooklyn, and a field scientist, in far away wild places like the rainforests of Central Africa. Each day campers will explore wildlife science, practice field research skills, and work alongside our animal care team here at the Prospect Park Zoo.

July 10 – July 14, 2017
July 17 – 21, 2017
August 7 – August 11, 2017

Purchase Tickets Online

Buy Now