Trekking the Tropics

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Discover the wonders of the tropical rainforest, from cotton-top tamarins to cocoa beans, with hands-on learning, up close animal encounters, and a Zoo visit to our very own Tropics Building

K: What is a rainforest and what might you find there?
1st-2nd Grade: What roles do animals and plants play in the rainforest, and in our lives in New York?
3rd-5th Grade: What relationships exist between plants, animals and humans in the tropical rainforest ecosystem?


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Late Arrivals

Due to a very full schedule, programs will not be extended for late-arriving groups beyond the scheduled end time. Staff will make every attempt to cover as much material as possible in the time available. Please obtain information on how to locate us in advance of your trip by visiting the directions page on our website.

Weather Conditions

Programs are held rain or shine unless trips are cancelled by school officials or a zoo closure is in effect. Please encourage children to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.

For General Admission Only

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For more information please call 800-433-4149 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (except holidays), or email with any questions about education programs or the registration process.

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