Central Park Zoo Education
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experiences for families, children, teens, and adults.
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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!

Accessibility Day (all ages)
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Enjoy a day of fun and exciting programs for families with children with special needs during our Family Accessibility Day at the zoo. Doors will open an hour early to allow families to explore and enjoy the zoo without the large crowds. There will be animal demonstrations, games, crafts, scavenger hunts and live theater performances!

This ticket is for one child 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: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM   Available

Zoo Play: Toddler Time (ages 2-3 w/Adult)
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00
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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.

Fall Fridays: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 17
Fall Saturdays: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18


This ticket includes one child and one caregiver.

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

This ticket is for one child ages 6-10 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: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   Available

Exploring the Wild: Birds! (ages 6-10 w/Adult)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Take a walk on the wild side and meet the Zoo's feathered friends! Children and caregivers learn about birds, help prepare animal treats and understand how keepers care for them each day. You'll even see some animals up close!

This ticket is for one child ages 6-10 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: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (9 AVAIL)

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

This ticket is for one child ages 6-10 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: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (3 AVAIL)

 
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!

Zoofari Day Camp: Calling all Zoo-per Heroes!
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $180.00
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Calling all Zoo-per heroes! During this 2-day camp, we will explore the Zoo, completing scientific investigations, and of course, helping animals! Capes and costumes permitted.

Send your camper for the Rosh Hashanah school break!

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. Topics range from physical exams and anesthesia to internal medicine. Parents are welcome to observe the classes or drop-off.

Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2; make-up date November 9*

*Make-up date November 9th 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.

Junior Keepers: Bats (ages 5-8)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Roll up your sleeves and get your night vision googles ready! Junior Keepers will prepare breakfast for our nocturnal friends, go behind the scenes and see what it's like to be a bat keeper.

Ticket price includes one child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.
Session One: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (7 AVAIL)

Zoofari Day Camp: Mystery Map Adventure
Regular Price: $110.00
Member Price: $100.00
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Calling all detectives! The Zoo needs your help solving a puzzling mystery! Campers will participate in hands-on activities, scientific investigations, and animal encounters while working out this Zoo mystery!

Send your camper for the Columbus Day school break!

Zoofari Day Camp: Explore the Urban Jungle
Regular Price: $110.00
Member Price: $100.00
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Look out! Campers explore New York City's biodiversity, from pigeons to peregrine falcons, and develop an appreciation for the animals that call this great city home. Animal encounters, hands-on activities, and scientific investigations are all part of the fun.

Send your camper for the Election Day school break!

Junior Keepers: Primates (Ages 8-10)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Roll up your sleeves and show us your opposable thumbs! Junior Keepers will prepare breakfast for our amazing friends, go behind the scenes and see what it's like to be a primate keeper.

Ticket price includes 1 child. Adult does not attend. This is a drop-off program.
Session One: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM   (6 AVAIL)

Junior Keepers: Penguins (Ages 10-13)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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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   (7 AVAIL)

Winter Camp: Amazing Adaptations (Pre-K to 3rd)
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $325.00
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During Winter Camp, we explore the diveristy 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.

 
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 Grizzly Bears (ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Spend your morning with grizzly bears of the Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with a keeper and learn all about our grizzlies, and then head over to their exhibit where you'll watch the keepers give them their own breakfasts.

Ticket price includes one adult.
Session One: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 8:30AM - 10:00AM   Available

In the Mood: Fall in Love (ages 21+)
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Join our In the Mood Series and "Fall in Love"! Wear your fave costume and learn about some of nature's most seductive displays and techniques that help them land the ideal a mate. Adult beverages and hor d'oeuvres will be part of the evening.

Ticket price includes one adult.
Session One: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM   Available

Photo Series: Animals in Autumn (Ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Grab your camera and join our morning photography program to capture the perfect shot of animals frolicking in the fall foliage! 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 such as carved pumpkins and gourds with beautiful Central Park as the setting!

Ticket price includes one adult.
Session One: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 8:30AM - 10:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

Breakfast with the Primates (ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Spend your morning with primates of the Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with a keeper and learn all about the our primates, and then visit an exhibit where you'll watch the keepers give them their own breakfasts.

Ticket price includes one adult.
Session One: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 8:30AM - 10:00AM   Available

Breakfast with the Penguins (ages 18 and up)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Spend your morning with penguins of the Central Park Zoo! Following light breakfast fare, chat with a keeper and learn all about the the Zoo's penguin house and then head over to their exhibit to engage with penguins before the Zoo opens.

Ticket price includes one adult.
Session One: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 8:30AM - 10:00AM   Available

 
Scout Programs

Daisy Workshop
Price: $35.00
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Daisy Workshop: "5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals" Journey. Scouts will learn what animals need in order to survive and how the Zoo cares for the animals that live here. Scouts will build their own animal homes and learn how they can help care for animals in their own backyard. This workshop fulfills some (but not all) of the requirements for the "5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals" journey.
Session One: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM   Available

 
Summer Camps
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
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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.
Session Session 5: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 - Fri, Sep 1, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

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.
Session Session 4: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 - Fri, Aug 25, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

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.

 
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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