Mornings at the Zoo 2014

Monthly Events for Conservation Level Members

WCS is proud to announce the return of Mornings at the Zoo, a series of special events for WCS Members at the Conservation Supporter level and above. Join us before the zoo opens for a look at some spectacular animals and exhibits, and the opportunity to gain an insider's understanding of wildlife conservation and animal care.

Due to the popularity of this series, we wanted to announce the dates of the events as early as possible so that Members at the Conservation Supporter level and above can mark their calendars. Check this page for event updates, and look for your Mornings at the Zoo e-mail reminders a couple of weeks before each event. We look forward to seeing you at Mornings at the Zoo.

Upcoming Mornings at the Bronx Zoo:


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Breakfast with the Animals

Sunday, April 27th at 9am at the Bronx Zoo
The first Mornings at the Zoo event will be held on Sunday, April 27th at 9am at the Bronx Zoo. Join us for breakfast treats and a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some very special animals and educators. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about enrichment activities that help stimulate natural behaviors for zoo animals, and help craft items for zoo animals to play with. Meet outside Congo Gorilla Forest. Please note that Southern Boulevard Parking Lot (Lot C) and Asia Pedestrian Gate ONLY will be open at 8:30am for this event; Bronx River Parking Lot will NOT be open. Attendance is strictly limited; pre-registration required. Sign up for 9:00am, 9:20am, or 9:40am. Light refreshments served.


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Exploring the Tropic Zone

Saturday, May 17th at 9am at the Central Park Zoo
Conservation Members are invited to join us for a unique morning at Central Park Zoo. Enjoy light refreshments and then explore the zoo’s Tropic Zone and meet the animal keepers, who will share the secrets of the creatures you’ll find in this multi-layered indoor rainforest habitat, including capering lemurs, free-flying tropical birds, golden lion tamarins, endangered tortoises, emerald tree boas, and much more. Meet at the Tropic Zone. Light refreshments served.



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Mornings at the Zoo: Dinosaur Safari

Sunday, June 22nd at 9am at the Bronx Zoo
Join us for Conservation Members-only early-morning access to Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed! The dinosaurs are back in the Bronx, and they're bigger and badder than ever. Encounter 35 life-size animatronics creatures that move, roar, snarl, hiss, and spit water! Then explore the field site to unearth secrets from the prehistoric past.


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Meet the Reptiles

Saturday, August 16 at 9am at the Bronx Zoo
Conservation Members come face-to-scaly-face with some of our most remarkable reptile residents. Join the Bronx Zoo's Herpetology staff in the World of Reptiles and learn firsthand about caring for crocodiles, endangered turtles, snakes, lizards and more. Learn about our herp nursery and the baby animals that will soon hatch there. Meet at World of Reptiles. Please note that Southern Boulevard Parking Lot (Lot C) and Asia Pedestrian Gate ONLY will be open at 8:30am for this event; Bronx River Parking Lot will NOT be open. Light refreshments served.

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Congo Gorilla Forest Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 14th at 9am at the Bronx Zoo
Embark on an educational and fun-filled Bronx Zoo scavenger hunt where you’ll encounter animal favorites, learn some wildlife secrets, help craft enrichment items for zoo animals, and win great prizes! Our quest will take us into Congo Gorilla Forest and teach us about some of the mammals, reptiles, and birds that inhabit the jungles of Africa. Meet at Congo Gorilla Forest. Please note that Southern Boulevard Parking Lot (Lot C) and Asia Pedestrian Gate ONLY will be open at 8:30am for this event; Bronx River Parking Lot will NOT be open. Attendance is strictly limited; pre-registration required. Light refreshments served.

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Please check back on this page before events for the latest information.

Questions? Please call the Membership Department at (718)-741-8216, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.