Central Park Zoo Education
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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!

Mid-Winter Camp (Grades Pre-K to 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $325.00
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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-3rd. Campers must be at least 4 years of age.

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

Little Zoo Vets (ages 8-12)
Regular Price: $500.00
Member Price: $450.00
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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.

Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; make-up date April 6*


*Make-up date April 6th will only be utilized if, barring unforeseen but unavoidable animal emergencies, our head veterinarian Dr. Sykes is unable to attend class. We will notify registered participants with as much notice as possible if we must use this make-up date.

Ticket price includes 1 child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.
Session Spring 2017: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - Thu, Mar 30, 2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM   Available

Junior Keepers: Primates (Ages 8-12)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Roll up your sleeves and help the primate keepers care for our closest relatives at the Zoo. From studying monkey behavior to creating enrichment for our curious critters, you'll have a chance to go behind the scenes and find out what a primate keeper's job entails.

Ticket price includes 1 child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.
Session March: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

WILD Scientists (ages 8-12)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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The science of zoos is often slimy, slippery, strenuous work, but somebody's got to do it. Note: WILD Scientists will get messy!

March 26, 2017
Join the WILD Science crew this month as we investigate animal insides, discover how zookeepers keep animals healthy, and get up close to some ambassador animals.


April 23, 2017
Join the WILD Science crew this month as we dive into the stinky and sticky side of the Zoo, hunting for and investigating the clues animals leave behind, getting up close to some ambassador animals.

May 7, 2017
Join the WILD Science crew this month for a microscopic mystery investigation, exploring the tiny world of germs, worms, and more! Discover how zookeepers around the Zoo get dirty reading these miniature clues to keep animals healthy, meet animal guests up close, and get a little dirty while we learn.


This programs is a drop off program for children ages 8-12. Adults do not attend.

Junior Keepers: Reptiles ( Ages 8-12)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Roll up your sleeves and help the reptile keepers care for the animals. From studying reptilian behavior to creating enrichment for our cold-blooded critters, you'll have a chance to go behind the scenes and find out what it takes to care for reptiles at the Zoo.

Ticket price includes 1 child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.
Session April: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Spring Break Camp (Grades Pre-K to 1st grade)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $325.00
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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 exhibits and solve an 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.

Campers must be at least 4 years of age.
Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own lunches.
Session PreK-1st: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 - Fri, Apr 14, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

Junior Keepers: Birds (Ages 8-12)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Roll up your sleeves and help the bird keepers care for our feathered friends. From studying animal behavior to creating enrichment for birds around the Zoo, you'll have a chance to go behind the scenes and see if you've got a "bird brain" just like our keepers.

Ticket price includes 1 child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.
Session April: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM   Available

 
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!

Weekend Matinee Series (ages 4-12 w/adult)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
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What happens when professional actors visit the Zoo? Wildlife Theater, of course! At Sunday Matinee, we'll watch a family friendly, live theatrical performance with a focus on the natural world that includes puppets, songs and audience participation. Following the thirty minute show, actors facilitate Zoo excursions with keeper and up close animal cameos!

Ticket includes one adult and one child. This program is for children 4-12 years old.

Exploring the Wild: Tropics! (ages 5-13 w/adult)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Take a walk on the wild side and go on an exploration to investigate our warmest exhibit - the tropics! Your family will work closely with the zoo keepers to prepare enrichment for animals in this multispecies area and understand how they care for the diverse animals living here 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 February: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Toddler Time (ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $140.00
Member Price: $120.00
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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.

One caregiver is required to attend with each registered child. Additional siblings and adults are not permitted in order to maintain an appropriate and comfortable setting for the participants and caregiver.


Registration closes 24 hours prior to program start time.

Exploring the Wild: Bears! (ages 5-13 w/adult)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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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 March: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Mother's Day Celebration (Ages 3-10 with adult)
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $65.00
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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.
Session 2017: Sun, May 14, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Family Fun Day: Earth Day (all ages)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Join Central Park Zoo staff as we celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet! Participants will meet animal up close, participate in conservation initiatives, and discover ways to celebrate Earth at home every day during this celebration.

Ticket is per person. This event if for all ages!
Session April: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM   Available

Family Fun Day: Horticulture (all ages)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
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Spring is in the air! Help the Central Park Zoo prepare for spring during this horticulture program. Families will learn about the Zoo's flora, get a little messy assisting resident plant-keepers and meet some animals that enjoy Zoo plants everyday. Green thumbs not required.

Ticket is per person. This event if for all ages!
Session April: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 8:30AM - 11:00AM   Available

 
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.

Breakfast with the Penguins (ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Spend your morning with the birds of Central Park Zoo before it opens. After a light breakfast, meet with an Animal Manager to learn all about these special birds, meet an animal up close and then head over to the Penguin Building to get a first hand look at how to care our penguins.

This program is for adults ages 18 and up.
Registration closes the day before the event.
Session Session 1: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 8:30AM - 10:30AM   (1 AVAIL)

In the Mood Series: Woo at the Zoo (21+)
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Join our "In the Mood" series for "Woo at the Zoo"! Learn about some of nature's most seductive displays, dances and other behaviors that help them land the ideal a mate. You'll also explore the Tropic building to see some of these cool animals behaviors and meet some animals up close. Adult beverages and pass apps will be part of the evening.

This program is for adults ages 21 and up.
Price is per couple.

Registration closes the day before the event.
Session Session 1: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM   Available

Breakfast with the Monkeys (ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Spend your morning with the primates of Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with an Animal Manager and learn all about the several primate species living right here in Central Park, and then visit exhibits where you'll watch the keepers deliver some morning enrichment and watch their behaviors.

Ticket is per person. This program is for adults ages 18 and up.
Session February: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 8:30AM - 10:00AM   Available

Breakfast with the Snow Leopards (ages 18+)
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Spend your morning some of the most playful mammals of the Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with an Animal Manager and learn all about the our snow leopards, and then head over to their exhibit where you'll watch the keepers give them some morning enrichment and watch their behaviors.

Ticket is per person. This program is for adults ages 18 and up.
Session March: Sun, Mar 19, 2017 8:30AM - 10:00AM   Available

Breakfast with the Sea Lions (ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Spend your morning with some of the loudest residents of Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with an Animal Manager and learn all about the our sea lions, and then head over to their exhibit where you'll watch the keepers give them some morning enrichment and watch their behaviors.

This ticket is per person. This program is for adults ages 18 and up.
Session April: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 8:30AM - 10:00AM   Available

In the Mood Series: Spring Fling (21+)
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00
Love is in the air during "Spring Fling" at the Central Park Zoo. During this adults-only program you'll learn from our animal experts about some of nature's most promiscuous swingers. Animal meet and greets, hilarious stories from the field, and an exhibit visit are all part of this event. Adult beverages and passed apps will be part of the brunch time fete.

This program is for adults ages 21 and up.
Price is per person.
Session May: Sat, May 20, 2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM   Available

 
Scout Programs

Scout Spring Festival
Price: $20.00
Join us for our Spring Scout Day the Central Park Zoo! You and your troop can participate in special activity stations set up throughout the zoo exclusive to groups registered for the event. Each station will include hands-on activities and ways to spring into action to suppot wildlife conservation! Scouts will also meet animals up-close, go on a scavenger hunt and earn a fun patch for participation. Boy and Girl Scouts welcome!

Please add your adult tickets on the next screen.
Session March: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM   Available

 
Summer Camps
Camp will be available for sale to the general public on January 10, 2017.

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.

Toddler Mini Camp (2-3 years old with adult)
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $175.00
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In this mini-camp, toddlers and their caregivers will get a sneak peek 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.

Kinderzoo 3 Day (entering Pre-K-K, age 4 & up)
Regular Price: $315.00
Member Price: $290.00
In this 3-day camp, we'll explore animal coloration, animal families and what animals eat! Hands-on activities, art projects and animal guests are all part of the fun!

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in September 2017 and at least 4 years of age.
Session 3 Day Session: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 - Fri, Jul 7, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

Kinderzoo (entering Pre-K or K, age 4 & up)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
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In this 5-day camp, we'll explore animal coloration, animal families and what animals eat! Hands-on activities, art projects and animal guests are all part of the fun!

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in September 2017 and at least 4 years of age.

Week of Wildlife (1st & 2nd grades)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
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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 2017.

Week of Wildlife 3 Day (1st & 2nd grades)
Regular Price: $315.00
Member Price: $290.00
In this 3-day camp, campers will explore the zoo and discover 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 2017.
Session 3 Day Session: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 - Fri, Jul 7, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

Zoo Explorer (3rd, 4th, 5th grades)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
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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 2017.

Junior Keepers (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
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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 2017.

Careers in Conservation (9th-12th Grade)
Regular Price: $2,000.00
Member Price: $1,900.00
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In this summer program, teens will have the opportunity to spend three weeks with our skilled education team learning about a wide range of careers in conservation at the Central Park Zoo. From learning what it takes to care for the exhibit animals, to understanding the complex system of flora around the zoo grounds, teens will come away from this experience with a great introduction to many aspects of working in a zoo. They will also have the opportunity to conduct an animal behavior study, engage in an urban ecology research project, select an elective, and participate in an exhibit design project. Guest speakers to the camp could include the animal managers, zoo veterinarians, exhibit designers, research scientists, zoo actors, and more.

Participants must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in September 2017.
Session Session 1: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 - Fri, Aug 11, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

 
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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