Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, NY Aquarium)
Plan a Field Trip with Wildlife!
Plan a group outing with wildlife in the heart of New York City - a day the kids will always remember! Below are the links to our zoos and aquarium for more details on what to expect at these locations for your next group trip. You'll find field trip ideas for Elementary, Middle School and High School as well as outreach programs. Bring your students to one of our 5 locations, and you'll have one of our talented educators lead your class through a wild experience. Programs are designed to meet appropriate learning standards in a way everyone is sure to enjoy: exploring wildlife, meeting an animal and engaging in an active learning environment.
Each location offers different types of field trips, including in-person CLASSROOM PROGRAMS, VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS, BUILD YOUR OWN PROGRAMS, OUTREACH and self-led SCAVENGER HUNTS. Find the one that fits your needs!
Bronx Zoo - You'll find topics such as benefits of biodiversity, endangered wildlife, practicing community science; and for older students, studying animal behavior, wildlife careers, and curbing our carbon footprint are some of the other topics.
Central Park Zoo - You'll find topics such as amazing animals, home sweet home, polar explorations, our changing climate, trekking the tropics, habitat adventure, animal adaptations, and scavenger hunts.
New York Aquarium - You'll find topics such as shark researcher, edge of the sea, making waves: climate change, fresh water systems in New York, and scavenger hunts.
Prospect Park Zoo - You'll find topics such as sensing nature and our environment, incredible insects, magnificent mammals, jr. scientist, animal behavior, and guided tours and scavenger hunts.
Queens Zoo - You'll find topics such as animal adaptation, ecosystems and biomes, guided tours and scavenger hunts.
Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society was one of the first conservation organizations in the U.S. The Society began with a clear mandate: Advance wildlife conservation, promote the study of zoology, and create a first-class zoo.