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Registration for winter programming is now open. We have new bear programs and wonderful programs for toddlers. Registration for Summer Camp 2015 started January 2, 2015.

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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!

Family Fun Day- Scouts Spring Fling (All ages)
   Regular Price: $35.00 Member Price: $30.00 Qty

Calling all Scouts! Central Park Zoo is hosting a special day at the zoo for Boys and Girls Scouts! Come with a parent or other scout (each ticket includes 2 people). The zoo will be filled with special activities just for you to participate in and grow your appreciation of the natural world. Today's activities will focus on migration and outdoor exploration. Ticket includes two people.

  Session  Scout Spring Fling!: Sun,May 17,2015 10:00AM-12:00PM   Available
Family Fun Day -Autism Awareness Day  
   Regular Price: $20.00 Member Price: $18.00 Qty

Join the Central Park Zoo for the annual Autism Awareness Family Fun Day. The event welcomes families affected by autism spectrum disorder to enjoy an early opening of the zoo along with visual support materials to prepare for the visit. The day will feature animal guests, wildlife theater, crafts, and more! Ticket price includes 1 child with 1 adult.

  Session  Ticket for 1 child wit: Mon,Apr 6,2015 9:00AM-12:00PM   UNAVAILABLE
Autism Awareness Day Extra Family Member  
   Price: $5.00 Qty

Make it a family occasion by adding extra adult(s) or child(ren) to this event. One ticket per customer.

  Session  Ticket for extra famil: Mon,Apr 6,2015 9:00AM-12:00PM   UNAVAILABLE
Earth Day Super Heroes! (Ages 3-10)
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

Use your super human strength to help protect the Earth! Make a cape, mask and other super hero attire to become a super hero for the planet! You'll meet some of animals that need super heroes like you to help protect them in the wild. Watch a live theater performance and then plant some heroic native plants as part of our efforts to green-up the zoo! Ticket prices includes one adult and one child.

  Session  Ages 3-10, with adult: Sun,Apr 19,2015 10:00AM-12:00PM   WAIT LIST
Mother's Day Celebration (Ages 3-10)
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

In honor of Mother's Day, we are hosting a family party here at the zoo! On this day dedicated to moms, we will meet a variety of zoo animal moms and their babies. We will 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 will then make a special Mother's Day craft and enjoy a yummy treat! Ticket price includes one child and one adult.

  Age Group
  Session  Mothers Day: Sun,May 10,2015 10:00AM-11:30AM   WAIT LIST

Little Hatchlings (12-23 months, caregiver)  
   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! This program is now 6 sessions! We offer session A at 10:00 and B at 11:30 am. Ticket price includes 1 child with 1 adult.Winter Sunday dates: Jan. 4,11,18,25, Feb. 1 and 8. Winter Monday dates: Jan.5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9.


Toddler Time - Tuesday Series (Ages 2-3)
   Regular Price: $210.00 Member Price: $180.00 Qty

Meet a variety of furry, scaly and feathery zoo animals in these interactive clases for toddlers and their caregivers. Live animals, movement and musical activities and a craft are part of the fun.

Toddler Time - Saturday Series (Ages 2-3)
   Regular Price: $210.00 Member Price: $180.00 Qty

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.


Kinder Kritters Series (ages 4-5)
   Regular Price: $140.00 Member Price: $120.00 Qty

Preschoolers will have a blast in these fun-filled programs designed for the little animal lover! Our instructor will lead them through songs, dances, games and an animal-themed craft. Kids and their care takers will also get a chance to meet an animal guest in each program. Program is offered from 10:00-11:00 AM. Fall Dates: Sunday May 3,10,17,31.

  Session  Spring Sunday Series 1: Sun,May 3,2015-Sun,May 31,2015 10:00AM-11:00AM   WAIT LIST

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 4-10)
   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  Saturday II Night: Sat,Apr 25,2015 5:00PM-9:00PM   WAIT LIST
Spring Break Camp (Grades Pre-K to 2nd)  
   Regular Price: $350.00 Member Price: $300.00 Qty

Join us for this 4-day camp and tell all your friends you spent Spring Break at the Central Park Zoo! Each day, campers will be scientists who go on zoofari adventures in different zones of the zoo to solve a who-done-it animal mystery! They'll also play animal-themed games, make critter-y crafts, meet some of our program animals and make special treats for our zoo friends. Children will be divided up into 2 age groups: Prek/K and 1st/2nd. Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own lunches.

Junior Keepers - Tropic Zone (Ages 7-10)  
   Regular Price: $50.00 Member Price: $45.00 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  JK-Tropic Zone Animals: Sun,Mar 22,2015 9:00AM-10:30AM   UNAVAILABLE
Junior Keepers-Penguins (Ages 7-10)
   Regular Price: $50.00 Member Price: $45.00 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.

  Age Group
  Session  JK-Penguins: Sun,May 3,2015 9:00AM-10:30AM   WAIT LIST

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.

  Session  Spring BWB: Sun,Mar 8,2015 8:30AM-10:30AM   UNAVAILABLE
Wildlife Photography
   Regular Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 Qty

Learn tools of the trade for what it takes to be a wildlife photographer. Experts from the field and our resident photographer will share some tips and techniques for capturing the perfect shot. You'll get a chance to take photos of the animals before the zoo opens and chat with the keepers about what it's like to work with these amazing creatures. Enjoy coffee and pastries before you head out into the zoo to start snapping photos. Personal camera required.

  Session  Spring 2015: Sat,Apr 18,2015 8:30AM-10:30AM   WAIT LIST

Toddler Mini-Camp (2-3 years old with adult)
   Regular Price: $150.00 Member Price: $125.00 Qty

4 day camp!
In this mini-camp, toddlers and their caregivers will get a sneak peak of what camp is really like. Each day, there will be a different theme with animals, exhibit visits, movement activities, and a craft. Our littlest campers will even get their own camp t-shirt. One week per camper

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.

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

Make it a family occasion and add an additional adult to your family program. One additional adult per program.

Toddler Time Series Extra Adult
   Price: $30.00
Extra adult
  Valid:  Tue,Oct 7,2014 - Sat,Jun 6,2015   Available
Family Programs Extra Adult
   Price: $15.00 Qty
Extra adult
  Valid:  Tue,Jul 1,2014 - Sun,May 31,2015   Available
Little Hatchlings Series Extra Adult
   Price: $30.00 Qty
Extra adult
  Valid:  Sun,Sep 21,2014 - Mon,Apr 27,2015   Available
Kinder Kritters Series Extra Adult
   Price: $30.00 Qty
Extra Adult
  Valid:  Sun,Nov 9,2014 - Mon,Dec 7,2015   Available
Winter Break Extra Adult
   Price: $15.00 Qty
Extra adult for winter camps.
  Valid:  Fri,Aug 1,2014 - Thu,Dec 31,2015   Available