WCS NYC Zoo Lunar New Year Events

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the "Year of the Rooster" with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Queens Zoo Lunar New Year Events

For the "Year of the Horse" (2014), we had an awesome time celebrating Chinese New Year at The Queens Zoo. There was lots to do. We even touched a horse!

For the 2017 Lunar New Year, we plan on visiting the Prospect Park Zoo to enjoy various activities. Join us!

Lunar New Year Events at Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo

photo credit: WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)

At WCS’s Queens Zoo on Feb. 4 and 5:

Activities each day include:

  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Guests will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 
  • Crafts – Guests will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 
  • Calligraphy – Guests will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 to 4 p.m.) 
  • Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Rooster puppet show for guests of all ages. (1:20, 2:20 and 3:20 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m

All event times are subject to change. To see a complete schedule, visit www.queenszoo.com



At WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo on Feb. 11 and 12:

Activities each day include:

  • Chinese Theatre Works Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Rooster puppet show for guests of all ages. (1:20, 2:20 and 3:20 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Guests will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 
  • Lunar New Year Craft – A calligraphy expert will help guests make a special bookmark to celebrate the new year. (1 p.m. – 4pm)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Visitors will be introduced to some of the zoo’s animals represented in the lunar zodiac. 11:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 
  • Sea Lion Training – The zoo’s daily sea lion training sessions will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. To see a complete schedule, visit www.prospectparkzoo.com


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