Central Park Zoo Education
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Programs require Pre-Registration. Registration (excluding summer camps) closes 24 hours before the program start time.

Contact CENTRAL PARK ZOO EDUCATION at cpzeducation@wcs.org or
(800)433-4149 with any registration difficulties.


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

Zoo Play: Toddler Time (ages 2-3 w/Adult)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
Come play at the Zoo! Join us on this "caregiver and me" adventure series, where you and your child discover the natural world through play, animal encounters, and guided Zoo visits.

Winter Fridays: March 2, 9, 23, 30, April 13
Winter Saturdays: March 3, 10, 24, 31, April 14

Spring Fridays: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18
Spring Saturdays: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19


This ticket includes one child and one caregiver.

Breakfast with the Birds (ages 3-6 w/Adult)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
What makes a bird a bird? What does a bird use it's beak for? Learn answers to these questions and more as you enjoy a light morning meal of "people food" along with child-focused activities incorporating movement, discovery, crafts, and both guided and free play opportunities. Education staff help facilitate an engaging and fun experience for all, including an amazing animal encounter!

This ticket is for one child ages 3-6 and a caregiver. If you would like to add on one additional participant, you may do so during check out. (Add-on tickets are limited.)
Session One: Sun, Mar 4, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (5 AVAIL)

Exploring the Wild: Grizzly Bears! (5-13 w/adult)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Take a walk on the wild side and go on an exploration to investigate some of the largest animals in the zoo: bears! Your family will work closely with the zoo keepers to prepare enrichment for these grizzlies and understand how they care for them each day. You'll even see some animals up close!

This program is for children ages 5-13. Tickets are for one adult and one child.
Session One: Sun, Mar 11, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (8 AVAIL)

Breakfast with the Penguins (Ages 3-6 with adult)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
How does a penguin stay warm? How does a penguin make her nest? Learn answers to these questions and more as you enjoy a light morning meal of "people food" along with child-focused activities incorporating movement, discovery, crafts, and both guided and free play opportunities. Education staff help facilitate an engaging and fun experience for all, including an amazing animal encounter!

Ticket price includes one adult and one child.
Session One: Sun, Apr 8, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Exploring the Wild: Marine Mammals! (6-10 w/adult)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Take a walk on the wild side and explore the Zoo's seals and sea lions! Children and caregivers learn about marine mammals, help prepare animal treats and understand how keepers care for them each day. You'll even see some animals up close!

Tickets are for one adult and one child.
Session One: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM   Available

Breakfast with the Primates (Ages 3-6 with adult)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
How many primates live at the Zoo? What does a monkey use her tail for? Learn answers to these questions and more as you enjoy a light morning meal of "people food" along with child-focused activities incorporating movement, discovery, crafts, and both guided and free play opportunities. Education staff help facilitate an engaging and fun experience for all, including an animal encounter.

Ticket price includes one adult and one child.
Session One: Sun, May 6, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Exploring the Wild: Children's Zoo! (6-10 w/adult)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Take a walk on the wild side and explore the Tisch Children's Zoo! Children and caregivers get up close to various animals in the intimate Children's Zoo, help prepare animal treats and understand how keepers care for them each day.

Tickets are for one adult and one child.
Session One: Sat, May 12, 2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM   Available

Exploring the Wild: Primates! (ages 6-10 w/Adult)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Take a walk on the wild side and meet the Zoo's playful primates! Children and caregivers get up close to various animals in the intimate Children's Zoo, help prepare animal treats and understand how keepers care for them each day. Tickets are for one adult and one child.
Session One: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM   (5 AVAIL)

Mother's Day Celebration (Ages 3-10 with adult)
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $65.00
Celebrate Mothers' Day here at the zoo! On this day dedicated to moms, families will meet a variety of zoo animal moms and their babies. We'll make tasty morsels for some super animal moms and go on an animal moms scavenger hunt that concludes with meeting a special animal guest. We'll then make a special Mother's Day craft and enjoy a yummy treat.

Ticket price includes one adult and one child.

 
Children and Teens
Central Park Zoo Children 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!

Winter Camp: Amazing Adaptations (Pre-K to 3rd)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $325.00
During Winter Camp, we explore the diversity around the animal kingdom. Investigating invertebrates and marveling at mammals is all part of the fun as campers participate in camp games and activities.

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

Zoofari Day Camp: Junior Scientists
Regular Price: $110.00
Member Price: $100.00
Join us for a fast paced one-day Zoo camp, where campers investigate the science of Zoos - from anatomy to zoology! This day is filled with hands-on activities, scientific investigations, and animal encounters.

Mid-Winter Camp (Grades Pre-K to 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $400.00
Go for the gold! Campers will investigate Olympic caliber animal survival strategies around the world through hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Children will be divided up into 2 age groups: PreK-1 and 2nd-3rd. Campers must be at least 4 years of age.

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

Junior Keepers: Animal Enrichment (Ages 7-10)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
Roll up your sleeves and help the keepers care for the animals. From studying animal behavior to create 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 One: Sun, Mar 18, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (8 AVAIL)

Spring Break Camp (Pre-K to 1st)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $400.00
Join Central Park Zoo and spring into action! Campers will discover environmental mysteries and challenges around the world and discover how New Yorkers can take action to help animals here in the City and across the globe. Hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters make this week unforgettable!

Campers must be at least 4 years of age.
Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own lunches.
Session PreK-1st Grade: Mon, Apr 2, 2018 - Fri, Apr 6, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

Junior Keepers: Snow leopard (Ages 8-12)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
Roll up your sleeves and get ready! Jr. Keepers will prepare breakfast for our feline friends, go behind the scenes and see what it's like to be a leopard keeper.
Session One: Sun, Apr 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Junior Keepers: Penguins (Ages 10-13)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get messy! Junior Keepers will prepare a treat for our polar friends, go behind the scenes and see what it's like to be a penguin keeper.

Ticket price includes one child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.
Session One: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   UNAVAILABLE

 
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.

In the Mood Series: Woo at the Zoo (21+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $35.00
Join our In the Mood Series for "Woo at the Zoo"! Animals often pull out all the stops to woo their mate. In this program, we will learn about some of nature's most elaborate displays and techniques that help them "woo" a partner. Adult beverages and hor d'oeuvres will be part of the evening.

This program is for adults ages 21 and up.
Price is per person.
Session One: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM   Available

Photo Series: Valentine Tails (Ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Grab your camera and join our morning photography program to capture the perfect shot of animal couples! After learning the tricks of the trade from our animal staff, you'll head out to the zoo before it opens to take exclusive photos under the guidance of our resident wildlife photographer. Animals will be enjoying seasonal enrichment with beautiful Central Park as the setting!

Ticket price includes one adult.
Session One: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 8:30AM - 10:00AM   (1 AVAIL)

In the Mood Series: Spring Fling (21+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $35.00
Join our In the Mood Series for "Spring Fling"! Love is in the air at Central Park, and we're learning all about some of nature's most promiscuous swingers. Adult beverages and hor d'oeuvres will be part of the program.

This program is for adults ages 21 and up.
Price is per person.
Session One: Fri, May 4, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM   Available

 
Summer Camps
Camp will be available for purchase on January 11, 2018!

For camp sessions that are currently full, you can register to be placed on the wait list. You are placed on the wait list in the order that you registered and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Kinderzoo (entering Pre-K or K, age 4 & up)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Campers spend the week exploring the many ways humans and animals interact! Campers investigate jobs from farmers to conservationists through hands-on activities, Zoo adventures, art projects and animal guests every day.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in September 2018 and at least 4 years of age.

Kinderzoo 4 Day (entering Pre-K-K, age 4 & up)
Regular Price: $420.00
Member Price: $400.00
Campers spend 4 days exploring the many ways humans and animals interact! Campers investigate jobs from farmers to conservationists through hands-on activities, Zoo adventures, art projects and animal guests every day.

One Kinderzoo session per camper. This camp is not in session on July 4.
Campers must be entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in September 2018 and at least 4 years of age.
Session 4 Day Session: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 - Fri, Jul 6, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Week of Wildlife (1st & 2nd grades)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Campers spend the week exploring the zoo and investigating animals around the world! Adventures and mystery will lead your camper through habitats and biomes, meeting animals along the way. Hands-on activities, Zoo expeditions, and animal guests help guide our discoveries every day.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in September 2018.

Week of Wildlife 4 Day (1st & 2nd grades)
Regular Price: $420.00
Member Price: $400.00
Campers spend four days exploring the zoo and investigating animals around the world! Adventures and mystery will lead your camper through habitats and biomes, meeting animals along the way. Hands-on activities, Zoo expeditions, and animal guests help guide our discoveries every day.

One week per camper. This camp is not in session on July 4.
Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in September 2018.
Session 4 day Camp: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 - Fri, Jul 6, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

Zoo Explorer (3rd, 4th, 5th grades)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Campers investigate the unique strategies animals utilize to survive and thrive around the world. Through animal themed challenges, animal encounters, and hands-on activities, campers gain an appreciation for just how tough animals can be.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in September 2018.

Junior Keepers (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Enrich your summer by getting to know the ins and outs of zoo keeping! Through hands-on activities, group work, and animal encounters, campers discover what it takes to be a keeper at the Zoo.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in September 2018.

Careers in Conservation (9th-12th Grade)
Regular Price: $1,500.00
Member Price: $1,400.00
During Careers in Conservation, teens will spend two weeks learning about a wide range of careers in conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society. From discovering what it takes to care for exhibit animals, to understanding the complex system of flora around the zoo grounds, teens will come away from this experience with a well-rounded introduction to many aspects of working in the field of conservation. Activities include animal behavior studies, urban ecology research projects, and exhibit design. Guest speakers from around WCS will also be a part of this program.

Participants must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in September 2018.
Session One: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 - Fri, Aug 17, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM   COMING SOON

 
Gift Certificates
Gift certificates can be used for any Education program at the Central Park Zoo. (Please be advised that gift certificates purchased from the Central Park Zoo store can only be redeemed for Central Park Zoo Education programs.)
Gift certificates are not valid at any onsite gift shop or food vendor.
Gift certificates are non-refundable, cannot be reissued if lost or stolen, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Gift certificates expire 1 year from date of purchase.

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