Programs offered by Zoo New York are designed to foster education through exploration within our Northern New York Community. We have many different programs and opportunities here at the Zoo. Check out a few of them below!
School in the Zoo! (Grades 3-5)
Join us at the Zoo during your Virtual School Week! If you are completely virtual or partial we have a program for your youth! Have them join us while they sign into their virtual sessions and do course work in our Zoo Classroom. We have options for both full-week sessions or a “Pay By Day” program to make it easier for parents coordinating with local schools.
During downtime, our staff will be there with a variety of program options each day! We will have crafts, activities, games, science experiments, Zoo experiences and so much more! If you have questions be sure to reach out and ask!
Click on the image below for the Registration Packet!
Wild-lings is our new program section featuring activities for our little ones. It allows them to explore the world around them with their parents through stories, crafts/activities, and animal experiences!
More information will be made available for 2020-2021 as it becomes available. You can now visit our Wild-lings page for more information.
During our 30 minute on-site EdZOOcation programs, groups gather in our classroom to learn about wildlife biology and ecology through up-close encounters with our Animal Ambassadors.
Zoo New York is proud to present Educational Programming that meets New York State curriculum standards. The Zoo currently offers 2 age-specific program options for both on-site and off-site EdZOOcation bookings.
Our program options may be adapted for all age groups and are limited to participation by no more than 25 individuals per session.
Wild Wonders (grades K-4)
An interactive program that introduces children to the wonderful world of wildlife. The Wild Wonders program includes educational presentations with discussions about species characteristics, natural behaviors, and how we are all connected through the balance of ecosystems. There are opportunities for Q/A and the program concludes with the opportunity for participants to create lasting memories through direct connection with our Animal Ambassadors.
Creature Culture (grades 5-8)
An interactive program that introduces young minds to the complexity of our natural world. The Creature Culture program includes educational presentations with discussions about animal adaptations, predator/prey relationships, and conservation initiatives. There are opportunities for Q/A and the program concludes with the opportunity for participants to create lasting memories through direct connection with our Animal Ambassadors.
Zoo New York is proud to offer scout programs for those in both Girl Scouts of the USA & Boy Scouts of America.
Everything from Lion scouts and Daisies all the way to Ambassadors & Life Scout we have a badge or activity for you.
Open Scout Programs will be posted as they become available.
Interested in signing your group up for a specific session? Register here.
Familiar with the Zoo? Have you been here before? First time? Check out our Guided Tour option! Guided Tour is an add-on to general admittance and can be slightly catered to specific interests. Walkthrough our Zoo with an educator or staff member, learn about our animal residents, their homes, and their lives.
$35 Flat Rate up to 15 guests. Add 10 add’l guests at $2 each. Please no more than 20 youth per group.
Request your program through the Field Trip Reservation process.
Other & Upcoming Programs at the Zoo
Click on the images above to learn more about our OnSite Program options!
“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth”