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Registration for fall/winter programming will be open August 1. We have new bear programs and wonderful programs for toddlers.

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Summer Camps 2015Family ProgramsYouth and Teen Programs
Adult Programs (Ages 18 and up)
 
SUMMER CAMPS 2015

 
Kinder Zoo (Prek-K)
   Regular Price: $500.00 Member Price: $475.00

In this 5-day camp, well explore animal coloration, animal families and what animals eat! Crafts, hands-on activities, and animal guests are all part of the fun! One week per camper. Campers must be entering pre-K or Kindergarten in September 2015 and at least 4 years of age.

One week per camper.

 
 
Week of Wildlife (1st & 2nd grades)
   Regular Price: $500.00 Member Price: $475.00

Campers spend the week exploring the zoo and discovering the diversity of the animal kingdom! Adventures and mystery will lead your camper through the rainforest, temperate forests, wetlands, and polar regions. Campers will make treats for some lucky zoo inhabitants, conduct experiments, and learn what it takes to survive in these unique habitats. One week per camper. Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in September 2015

One week per camper.

 
 
Zoo Explorer (3rd, 4th, 5th grades)
   Regular Price: $500.00 Member Price: $475.00

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime, here at the Central Park Zoo! We will visit some exciting animal habitats from around the globe and learn about what it takes to be a true survivor! Campers will go on a quest each day trying to figure out which animals are true masters of survival. By the end of the week campers will know what it takes to thrive in the harshest of habitats and make some new animal friends along the way. One week per camper. Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in September 2015.

One week per camper.

 
 
Junior Keepers (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
   Regular Price: $500.00 Member Price: $475.00

Enrich your summer by getting to know the ins and outs of zoo keeping! This week will allow campers to work closely with keepers and help in the care of our animal collection. Campers will create and test out different types of enrichment for the animals in the zoo throughout the week. On the last day of camp, parents, friends, and zoo staff will join us for presentations of our constructed enrichment items. One week per camper. Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in September 2015.

One week per camper.

  Session  Session B- Aug 17-21: Mon,Aug 17,2015-Fri,Aug 21,2015 9:00AM-3:00PM   WAIT LIST
 
 
Teen Internship (9th-12th)
   Regular Price: $2,000.00 Member Price: $1,800.00

Find out what it's like to work in the Zoo. During this 3-week intensive program, teens will try out a variety of jobs in the zoo. They'll spend some mornings working in the Children's Zoo grooming animals and cleaning exhibits or preparing food in the commissary with the keepers. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct an animal behavior study, engage in an urban ecology research project, select an elective, and design and create an exhibit in the zoo. Guest speakers to the camp include the zoo vet tech, urban ecologist,assistant animal curator, exhibit designers, zoo actors, and more. Campers must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in September 2015.

  Session  July 20-Aug 7 (Mon-Fri: Mon,Jul 20,2015-Fri,Aug 7,2015 9:00AM-3:00PM   WAIT LIST
 
 
FAMILY PROGRAMS

Central Park Zoo offers families a chance to discover the wonders of wildlife together. Most ticket prices include 1 child and 1 adult. Book a family Wildlife Adventure today!

 
Little Hatchlings (12-23 months with adult)  
   Regular Price: $210.00 Member Price: $180.00 Qty
Explore the zoo and all of its wonders with your little one.  We’ll sing songs, do an art activity, meet an animal visitor, and explore an animal exhibit in this program designed for your zoo baby! 
 
 
Toddler Time (ages 2-3 with adult)  
   Regular Price: $210.00 Member Price: $180.00
Meet a variety of furry, scaly, and feathery zoo animals in these interactive classes for toddlers and their caregivers. Live animals, movement and musical activities and a craft are part of the fun.
 
 
All about Bats (Ages 5-10 with adult)  
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

Are you interested in bats and want to learn more about them? Join us for a fun day becoming familiar with these fascinating mammals and what makes them so unique.  As you nosh on breakfast, you will meet a keeper who works closely with bats and will share some tips of the trade about what it takes to work with them. In the Tropic building, the keeper will help you identify the different bat species in our collection. You will also make enrichment for our bats and watch them eat the treats you prepared for them. 
Ticket price includes one adult and one child.

 
 
Princesses, Monsters & Fairies! Oh My! (Ages 3-7)  
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

Join us for a costume parade through the zoo!  Dress up in your favorite costume – it can be a princess, a superhero, your favorite animal or whatever you’d like.  Join us in the Education Center for some bagels and coffee before we make a craft, meet an animal and make enrichment treats for one of our exhibit animals. Then, we’ll parade through the zoo, show off our get-ups and watch one of our animals enjoy the treat we made. We’ll also take a group photo and each family will get one to take home!

Ticket price includes one adult and one child. 

 
 
Family Fun Day: Fall Fiesta (all ages)  
   Regular Price: $35.00 Member Price: $25.00 Qty

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family at the zoo! When you register for Family Fun Days, you and your family can participate in any of the special activities scattered throughout the zoo at different animal exhibits. Activities include games, themed crafts, scavenger hunts, meet-a-keeper, live animal encounters and theater performances. Tickets prices are for one adult and one child. 

  Session  Fall Fiesta: Sat,Oct 24,2015 12:00PM-3:00PM   COMING SOON
 
 
Family Fun Day: Winter Holiday (all ages)  
   Regular Price: $35.00 Member Price: $25.00 Qty
Join us for a day of fun for the whole family at the zoo! When you register for Family Fun Days, you and your family can participate in any of the special activities scattered throughout the zoo at different animal exhibits. Activities include games, themed crafts, scavenger hunts, meet-a-keeper, live animal encounters and theater performances. Tickets prices are for one adult and one child. 
  Session  Winter Holiday Celebra: Sun,Dec 13,2015 12:00PM-3:00PM   COMING SOON
 
 
Breakfast with the Bears (Ages 4-8 with adult)  
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

Meet the newest addition to the zoo – Betty and Veronica!  They are our new Grizzly Bears and they are a big hit at the zoo!  
Enjoy a light breakfast and then meet an animal manager who will tell you about how they made their way to the Central Park Zoo.  You’ll then make enrichment for the bears, talk with a keeper and watch these amazing animals in action.  You’ll get to watch Betty and Veronica enjoy the enrichment treat prepared by you!  

  Session  Fall Breakfast: Sun,Nov 8,2015 9:00AM-10:30AM   COMING SOON
 
 
Penguin Exploration (ages 4-8 with adult)  
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty
Learn about polar life and the special adaptations penguins need to survive in their environment. Our actor-instructor team will lead the class in hands-on activities, games, drama, and puppetry to find out all there is to know about penguins.  After bagels and pastries, make your way to the Penguin exhibit to meet a penguin keeper.
  Session  Penguin Exploration: Sat,Dec 5,2015 10:00AM-11:30AM   COMING SOON
 
 
YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS

Central Park Zoo Youth and Teen programs are designed to connect kids to nature. Programs feature animal encounters, exhibit visits, art activities, and more! They are also an excuse to have fun!

 
Pajama Party at the Zoo! (Ages 5-10)  
   Regular Price: $100.00 Member Price: $80.00 Qty

Looking for a night out? Bring the kids in their jammies for a Pajama Party at the zoo!  Caregivers can drop the kids off in the Education Center for the party and then go out for dinner at a local restaurant. During the party, kids will play games, make some cool crafts, meet animals and then go and visit our penguins at night! We’ll serve pizza and juice and kids can bring a blanket and a cuddly friend.

  Session  October 16, 2015: Fri,Oct 16,2015 5:00PM-8:00PM   COMING SOON
 
 
Junior Keepers: Grizzly Bears (Ages 7-10)  
   Regular Price: $60.00 Member Price: $50.00 Qty

Roll up your sleeves and help the keepers care for the animals. From studying animal behavior to creating enrichment for our curious critters, you'll have a chance to go behind the scenes and find out what a keeper's job entails.

  Session  October 3, 2015: Sat,Oct 3,2015 9:00AM-10:30AM   COMING SOON
 
 
Junior Keepers-Children's Zoo (Ages 7-10)  
   Regular Price: $60.00 Member Price: $50.00 Qty

Roll up your sleeves and help the keepers care for the animals. From studying animal behavior to creating toys for our curious critters, you have a chance to go behind the scenes and find out what a keepers job entails.

  Session  November 22, 2015: Sun,Nov 22,2015 9:00AM-10:30AM   COMING SOON
 
 
Junior Keepers-Penguins (Ages 7-10)  
   Regular Price: $60.00 Member Price: $50.00 Qty

Roll up your sleeves and help the keepers care for the animals. From studying animal behavior to creating toys for our curious critters, you have a chance to go behind the scenes and find out what a keepers job entails.

 
 
Little Zoo Vets (ages 8-12)  
   Regular Price: $500.00 Member Price: $450.00 Qty
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a zoo veterinarian? What do you do when a tiger has a tooth ache or an elephant has a sore foot? How do you anesthetize a fish or an aardvark? Does a walrus say "ah"? in this afterschool class, students will learn about the different aspects of zoo veterinary medicine taught by WCS veterinarian Dr. John Sykes. Classes will involve real veterinary medicine equipment and supplies. Students will gain an appreciation of what zoo veterinarians do every day and how animals at the zoo are cared for.

Six sessions: Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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  Session  Fall Thursdays Sept 24: Thu,Sep 24,2015-Thu,Oct 29,2015 4:00PM-5:30PM   COMING SOON
 
 
Day Camps  
   Regular Price: $100.00 Member Price: $80.00 Qty
Looking for something for your kids to do on a school holiday?  Send them to the zoo for the day!
In this one day camp, kids will have fun making enrichment treats for some of our animals and studying their behavior and make a craft and play fun zoo games.
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Winter Zoo Camp (Grades Pre-K to 4th)  
   Regular Price: $350.00 Member Price: $325.00 Qty

Spend your winter break at the Central Park Zoo! During this 3-day winter camp, youngsters will participate in a variety of hands-on activities including live animal encounters, theater performances, crafts, and much more. They'll also make special winter treats for the zoo animals. Sign up for Winter Camp and you'll be able to do early registration for 2016 summer camp!

Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own lunches.

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Winter Teen Internship (Ages 13-17)  
   Regular Price: $700.00 Member Price: $600.00 Qty

Interested in conservation? Animals? Zoo Vet care? Then, this is the experience for you. Spend your Saturdays at the Central Park Zoo getting an in-depth look at a variety of zoo careers. You’ll meet with zoo vet techs, conduct an animal behavior study, conduct an urban ecologystudy, work with zoo keepers, photograph wildlife and much more. This experience looks great on college applications and is an ideal follow-up to the summer teen internship.

 

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  Session  Winter Jan 9, 16, 23, : Sat,Jan 9,2016-Sat,Jan 30,2016 10:00AM-1:00PM   COMING SOON
 
 
Mid-Winter Camp (Grades Pre-K to 2nd)  
   Regular Price: $350.00 Member Price: $325.00 Qty

Brrr! Come in from the cold and spend 4 days at the Central Park Zoo at our Mid-Winter Camp! The week will be filled with exciting adventures in which kids will meet cool animals, play animal-themed games and make wild crafts. Campers will also make snowy treks through the zoo to see some of our amazing exhibit animals, like our snow leopards, happily romping in wintry bliss!
Children will be divided up into 2 age groups: PreK-1 and 2nd-5th.

Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own lunches.

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ADULT PROGRAMS (AGES 18 AND UP)

Explore issues of wildlife conservation with Central Park Zoo staff, experience the zoo in a unique way, and see our exhibits and animals through an expert's eye. At these programs, you'll also have an opportunity to meet and mingle with other wildlife devotees.

 
Photo Series: Breakfast with the Birds  
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

Spend your morning photographing birds in the zoos tropic zone - before the zoo opens. After having breakfast in the Education Center and speaking with an Animal Dept. Manager,you'll head over to the tropic zone to help the keepers feed the birds and conduct the morning census. Our resident wildlife photographer, will also be there to give you some helpful hints for photographing our feathered friends. This is a unique experience to learn about the birds in our collection and speak with the people that care for them. Personal camera required.

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  Session  Winter 2016: Sun,Jan 24,2016 8:30AM-10:30AM   COMING SOON
 
 
Photo Series: Fall Foliage  
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

In this class, you’ll learn how to apply knowledge of animal behavior to wildlife photography to get the perfect shot. After reviewing the tricks of the trade and enjoying coffee and muffins, you’ll head out to the zoo to take some photos with our resident wildlife photographer. Animals will be enjoying special treats such as carved pumpkins and you’ll be there to capture it all!

Personal camera required. 

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  Session  Fall 2015: Sun,Oct 25,2015 8:30AM-10:30AM   COMING SOON