FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; email@example.com
WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium Open Registration for 2015 Spring and Summer Programs
Programs are available for children of all ages
Register online at: wcs.org/programs
New York –– April 2, 2015 – The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium have opened registration for family, youth, and camp programs for the 2015 spring and summer season.
Programs include age-appropriate hands-on science activities, animal encounters, exhibit visits, and arts-and-crafts. Early registration is recommended as space is limited, and programs will sell out quickly.
Additional information about these programs can be found online at each facility’s website.
Programs at the WCS Central Park Zoo include:
Toddler Time (ages 2 to 3, with adult)
Tuesday, April 21 to Tuesday, May 26 OR Saturday, April 18 to Saturday, May 30
Time: 10 to 11 a.m. OR 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: Members: $180; Non-members: $$210
Kinder Kritters (ages 4 to 5, with adult)
Sundays, May 3 to 31
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Members: $120; Non-members: $140
April Autism Awareness Family Day:
Monday, April 6; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $30 for members; $35 for non-members
(Each fee includes admission for two people)
For more information or to register for a program, visit www.centralparkzoo.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs at the WCS Prospect Park Zoo include:
Breakfast with the Baboons (ages 5 and up, with adult)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Members: $50; Non-members: $60
Lil Hatchlings (ages 10-23 months, with adult)
Tuesday, April 28 to Tuesday, June 2; 10:30 to 11 a.m. OR 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: Members: $100; Non-members: $125
Summer Camp 2015 (Fees and times vary. Details online.)
Kinderzoo: Pre-K and Kindergarten (starting at age 4) Week of Wildlife: First and Second Grades Zoo Explorer: Third to Fifth Grades Junior Scientist: Sixth to Eight Grades Teen Internship: Ninth to Twelfth Grades
For more information or to register for a program, visit www.prospectparkzoo.com, email email@example.com or call 718-399-7327.
Programs at the WCS Queens Zoo include:
Pajama Time at the Zoo (ages 3 and up)
Saturday, April 25 or Friday, May 8; 6 to 8 p.m.
Fee: Members: $25; Non-members: $35
Family Overnight Adventures (ages 4 years and up, with adult)
Saturday, May 16 to May 17 or Saturday, June 6 to June 7; 5 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Lil Hatchlings (ages 10 to 23 months, with adult)
Thursday, May 7 to June 11; 10 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Members: $125; Non-members: $150
Toddler Times - Saturday Series (ages 2 to 3, with adult)
Saturday, April 25 to Saturday, June 13; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Also Wednesday Series (ages 2 to 3):
Wednesday, May 6 to Wednesday, June 10; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 to June 13; 2 to 3 p.m.
Young Naturalist (K to First Grade)
Wednesday, May 6 to Wednesday, June 10; 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Holiday Recess Camp - Spring Wildlife Adventures
Grades K to Third: Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: Members: $350; Non-members: $375
Toddler Time Camp: (ages 2 to 3 with adult)
Kinderzoo: (Entering Pre-K or K, ages four and up)
Kinderzoo Four Day (Entering Pre-K or K, ages 4 and up)
Week of Wildlife Four Day: (Entering First or Second Grade)
Week of Wildlife (Entering First or Second Grade)
Zoo Explorer (Entering Third, Fourth, or Fifth Grades)
Junior Scientist (Entering Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth Grades)
Teen Internship (Entering Ninth to Twelfth Grades)
**The zoo is also offering trial caregiver-and-child classes of the following programs. Times are 12 to 1 p.m. Fee: WCS Members $5; Non-members $10
Toddler Time (2 to 3 years)
March 21, 2015
Kinder Kritters (4 to 5 years)
March 28, 2015
For more information or to register for a program, visit www.wcs.org/camp contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the registrar at 800-433-4149.
Programs at the WCS New York Aquarium include:
Amazing Moms: Sea Otters – Family Program
Sunday, May 10; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
Free with aquarium admission (no registration necessary)
Celebrating Dads: Penguins – Family Program
Sunday, June 21; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Aquarium Summer Camp 2015 (Fees and times vary. Details online.)
Tidal Tykes: (ages 4 to 5)
Aquatic Adventurers: (ages 6 to 8)
Marine Explorers: (ages 9 to 11)
Junior Oceanographers: (ages 12 to 14)
For more information or to register for a program, visit www.wcs.org/camp or call 718-265-3457.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - Open every day of the year. General Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $7 for children 3 to 12, and free for children younger than 3. Total Experience Admission is $18.00 for adults, $15.00 for senior citizens, and $13.00 for children 3 to 12. 4-D theater admission is $4.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. Zoo hours are 10am to 5:30 pm, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. For further information, please call 212-439-6500 or visit www.centralparkzoo.com
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – Open every day of the year. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays, and to 5:30 P.M. on weekends and holidays, April through October. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November through March. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further information, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.
Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium is open every day of the year. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fall/winter/spring hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Tickets are $11.95 per person (ages 3 & up), and include Aquarium admission plus one admission to the new 4-D Theater; children age 2 and under are admitted free. Fridays after 4 p.m. in the summer and after 3 p.m. in the fall, Aquarium admission is by pay-what-you-wish donation. The aquarium is located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street in Coney Island. The New York Aquarium is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For directions, information on public events and programs, and other aquarium information, call 718-265-FISH or visit our web site at http://www.nyaquarium.com. Now is the perfect time to visit and show support for the WCS New York Aquarium, a beloved part of Brooklyn and all of the City of New York. Due to Hurricane Sandy we are partially opened. Check our website for more information. www.nyaquarium.com.
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; http://www.facebook.com/TheWCS; http://www.youtube.com/user/WCSMedia Follow: @thewcs.
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