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!
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.
EdZOOcation Programs| On-Site & Virtual
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. In the virtual adaptation to this program, we present from our classroom to you through ZOOM or other video applications.
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. We will work with teachers and educators to provide the best program for your group. We are continually striving to create more opportunities for education. Please contact our Education Department with any questions.
Our program options may be adapted for all age groups and are limited to participation by no more than 25 individuals per session.
“Thank you for offering this service! My students and I loved it! ” – Carthage Elementary Teachers
Wild Wonders (grades 3-5)
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 6-8)
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.
We have a minimum requirement of 5 youth or $60 payment.
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. Walk through 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
“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth”