BBRRRRRR!!!  Join us for our 3 day mini-camp for grades Pre-K – 3rd grade and learn about animals’ winter adaptations!

Hibernation, migration, adaptation-every animal has a different way to survive the cold months!   Bundle up and come to the zoo for three days of fun and exploration.  Through animal meet-and-greets, games, and discussions, you’ll discover the ways animals make it through the harshest season.

Available Grade Bands: Pre-K-3rd Grade

This is a drop off program and we ask that children bring a bag lunch. There is no refrigeration at the zoo for lunches so please pack a non-perishable lunch.

Temperatures will be taken at drop-off.  Masks are required.

See our policies regarding COVID-19 and guidelines for child safety!

Note: Zoofari Mini Camp registration must be reserved in advance. Click on the corresponding registration date below to reserve your child(s) spot!  Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep your child safe during their experience.





Want to learn about wildlife and the researchers who devote their lives to protecting them? Like adventure but don’t necessarily want to leave your house, or pajamas, to go on one? Well… The Staten Island Zoo’s Conservation Near & Far is just for you! Join us for a virtual meeting with conservation and wildlife researchers on the field! Grab your notebook, a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine, and have your questions in hand. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the individuals spearheading the field of conservation, right now!

Topic: Return to 1616:  Ecological restoration of Western Australia’s largest island

On October 25, 1616, Dirk Hartog landed on what would become Dirk Hartog Island.  Since then, significant anthropogenic changes have occurred, including destruction of vegetation due to livestock and feral cat introduction.  Return to 1616 brings hope for the island’s native species.  Kelly Rayner, Senior Technical Officer at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction in Perth, Western Australia will tell us the steps her organization is taking to help restore the habitat of Dirk Hartog Island.  Q&A to follow.

Zoom registration link will be included on your receipt. Access link will be sent immediately following your Zoom registration.





Want to learn about wildlife and the researchers who devote their lives to protecting them? Like adventure but don’t necessarily want to leave your house, or pajamas, to go on one? Well… The Staten Island Zoo’s Conservation Near & Far is just for you! Join us for a virtual meeting with conservation and wildlife researchers on the field! Grab your notebook, a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine, and have your questions in hand. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the individuals spearheading the field of conservation, right now!

Topic: Monitoring endangered species in the rainforest canopy of coastal Ecuador using remote sensing technology

Nested in the Pacific Ecuadorian Forest of coastal Ecuador, Jama-Coaque Reserve has been using camera traps to record and monitor wildlife since 2008. Representing one of the most biodiverse and fragile ecosystems in the world, the rainforests of Ecuador are home to well over 2500 endangered species. Join us virtually as guest speakers Ryan L. Lynch, Jackie Tleimat, and Dr. Shawn McCracken present their current work on monitoring endangered species in the rainforest canopy of coastal Ecuador using remote sensing technology. Q&A to follow. 

Virtual access link will be provided to all registrants the day of the event.





Looking for a one day Zoo adventure for your child?  Join us for a BONUS day of our popular Zoofari program! Enjoy games, tours, crafts, animal presentations, and more! Registration fills up fast! Reserve your spot today.

Available Grade Bands: Pre-K-Kindergarten,  1st-3rd Grade,  4th-6th Grade 

See our policies regarding COVID-19 and guidelines for child safety!

Note: Zoofari Adventure day registration must be reserved in advance. Click on the corresponding registration date below to reserve your child(s) spot!  Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep your child safe during their experience.





Looking for an adventure before school starts?  Join us for a BONUS day of Zoofari! Enjoy games, tours, crafts, animal presentations, and more! Registration fills up fast! Reserve your spot today.

Available Grade Bands: Pre-K,  K-1st Grade,  2nd-3rd Grade 

See our policies regarding COVID-19 and guidelines for child safety!

Note: Zoofari Adventure day registration must be reserved in advance. Click on the corresponding registration date below to reserve your child(s) spot!  Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep your child safe during their experience.



Celebrate conservation and the efforts the Staten Island Zoo is making to save wildlife and wild places all over the world! Participate in a Zoo-wide virtual scavenger hunt. Virtual and contactless activities available. Free giveaway for the first 100 kids at our Clove Rd. entrance gate. Powered by ConEd. Reserve tickets today! 

Note: Admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Click on the ticket link below and choose Saturday, September 12th to reserve your tickets! Guests should enter the Zoo at the Clove Rd. entrance. Our Broadway gate is currently closed. Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep you and your family safe during your visit!



Humble honeybees, marvelous monarch, and beautiful bats! Celebrate all the pollinators that help produce 75% of the food we eat. See how many you can find around the Zoo! Virtual and contactless activities available. Free giveaway for the first 100 kids at our Clove Rd. entrance gate. Powered by ConEd. Reserve tickets today! 

Note: Admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Click on the ticket link below and choose Sunday, September 6th to reserve your tickets! Guests should enter the Zoo at the Clove Rd. entrance. Our Broadway gate is currently closed. Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep you and your family safe during your visit!



Did you know that birds are thought to be the closest living relatives of dinosaurs? Come find out what other prehistoric remnants of the past are alive today at the Zoo! Virtual and contactless activities available.  Free giveaway for the first 100 kids at our Clove Rd. entrance gate. Powered by ConEd. Reserve tickets today! 

Note: Admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Click on the ticket link below and choose Saturday, August 29th to reserve your tickets! Only outdoor exhibits are currently open. Guests should enter the Zoo at the Clove Rd. entrance. Our Broadway gate is currently closed. Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep you and your family safe during your visit!



Celebrate all things with a shell! Learn about the different kinds of shells our animals have and how  shells aid in their survival. Virtual and contactless activities available.  Free giveaway for the first 100 kids at our Clove Rd. entrance gate. Powered by ConEd. Reserve tickets today! 

Note: Admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Click on the ticket link below and choose Sunday, August 23rd to reserve your tickets! Only outdoor exhibits are currently open. Guests should enter the Zoo at the Clove Rd. entrance. Our Broadway gate is currently closed. Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep you and your family safe during your visit!



Help us celebrate all the endangered species here at the Zoo and around the globe! See highlights on ways you can conserve and protect wildlife in your backyard and learn all about The Staten Island Zoo’s efforts and participation in the Species Survival Plan. Virtual and contactless activities available.  Free giveaway for the first 100 kids at our Clove Rd. entrance gate. Powered by ConEd. Reserve tickets today! 

Note: Admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Click on the ticket link below and choose Sunday, August 16th to reserve your tickets! Only outdoor exhibits are currently open. Guests should enter the Zoo at the Clove Rd. entrance. Our Broadway gate is currently closed. Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep you and your family safe during your visit!



Can you jump as far as a frog? Can you balance like a mountain goat? Can you forage as well as a raccoon? Compete and find out at our Zoorific Zoolympics! Virtual and contactless activities available.  Free giveaway for the first 100 kids at our Clove Rd. entrance gate. Powered by ConEd. Reserve tickets today! 

Note: Admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Click on the ticket link below and choose Saturday, August 8th to reserve your tickets! Only outdoor exhibits are currently open. Guests should enter the Zoo at the Clove Rd. entrance. Our Broadway gate is currently closed. Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep you and your family safe during your visit!



Welcome back! We can’t wait to see you again. We’ve had lots of new and amazing things happen at the Zoo since we’ve last seen you. Babies have been born, exhibits have moved outside, and some of our animals have even changed their appearance for the Summer! Come see keeper talks, get a virtual activity, and receive a free giveaway (first 100 kids) at the entrance gate during our first Summer ConEd event of the season. Reserve tickets today! 

Note: Admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Click on the ticket link below and choose Sunday, August 2nd to reserve your tickets! Only outdoor exhibits are currently open. Guests should enter the Zoo at the Clove Rd. entrance. Our Broadway gate is currently closed. Click here to see what else the Zoo is doing to keep you and your family safe during your visit!