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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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!

Junior Keepers (8-12)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
Roll up your sleeves and get messy! Jr. Keepers will get up close to animals and see what it takes to be a keeper at the Central Park Zoo.

This experience is for children ages 8-12.
Session Children's Zoo: Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:00AM - 10:30AM   UNAVAILABLE

Spring Break Camp (Pre-K to K)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Travel the world without even leaving Central Park Zoo! This week we'll be taking a trip around the world, discovering the wild world of wildlife across the globe. With animal guests, Zoo visits, and engaging activities, this week is WILD!

Campers must be at least 4 years of age.
Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own lunches.
Session PreK-K: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 - Fri, Apr 26, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

 
Family Programs
Central Park Zoo offers families a chance to discover the wonders of wildlife together. Ticket prices are per person, unless otherwise stated. Book a family Wildlife Adventure today!

Zoo Play: Toddler Time (ages 2-3 w/Adult)
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $175.00
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 Saturdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Spring Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Spring Saturdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 (9:30am or 11am Session)


This ticket includes one child and one caregiver.

Mother's Day Celebration (Ages 2-10 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.

This program is for children ages 2-10. Ticket includes one adult and one child.
Session Morning: Sun, May 12, 2019 9:00AM - 10:30AM   WAIT LIST

 
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.

Zoo Views Photo Series (18+)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Grab your camera and join our morning photography program to capture the perfect shot! 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!

This program is for adults ages 18 and older. Ticket is per person.
Session Spring Flowers: Sun, May 19, 2019 8:30AM - 10:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

 
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.

Toddler Camp (2-3 years old with adult)
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $175.00
Join us on an around-the-world adventure right here at the Zoo! Discover a variety of habitats and their animal representatives in this hands-on, interactive 1 hour camp for toddlers and their caregivers. Up-close animals encounters, art experiences, hands-on investigations, and zoo explortion are part of this week-long experience.

One week per camper.
Campers must be 2 or 3 years old at the time of the program.

Kinderzoo 3 Day (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $325.00
Member Price: $300.00
Campers investigate the Zoo using five senses, just like our animal friends. From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers discover how animals interact with the world around them. With hands-on exploration, guided inquiry investigations and up-close animal encounters each day, this will be an unforgettable week at the zoo.

One week per camper. This camp is not in session on July 4 or 5. Camper must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K 4 or Kindergarten in fall of 2019 and must be able to use the bathroom independently.
Session 3 Day Camp: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Kinderzoo (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Campers investigate the Zoo using five senses, just like our animal friends. From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers discover how animals interact with the world around them. With hands-on exploration, guided inquiry investigations and up-close animal encounters each day, this will be an unforgettable week at the zoo.

One week per camper.
Camper must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K 4 or Kindergarten in the fall of 2019 and must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Kinderzoo Half Day (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $375.00
Campers investigate the Zoo using five senses, just like our animal friends. From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers discover how animals interact with the world around them. With hands-on exploration, guided inquiry investigations, and up-close animal encounters each day, this will be an unforgettable week at the Zoo!

One week per camper.
Camper must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K 4 or Kindergarten in the fall of 2019 and must be able to use the bathroom independently.
Session One: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 - Fri, Jun 28, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   WAIT LIST

Kinderzoo 3 Day - Half Day (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
Campers investigate the Zoo using five senses, just like our animal friends. From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers discover how animals interact with the world around them. With hands-on exploration, guided inquiry investigations and up-close animal encounters each day, this will be an unforgettable week at the zoo.

One week per camper. This camp is not in session on July 4 or 5. Camper must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K 4 or Kindergarten in fall of 2019 and must be able to use the bathroom independently.
Session 3 Day Camp: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   WAIT LIST

Week of Wildlife (1st & 2nd grade)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
During Week of Wildlife, campers explore the zoo with a focus on animal and habitat diversity. Habitat themed adventures and activities, hands-on discoveries and exhibit investigations guide campers through the world's biomes, from driest deserts to tropical forests. Up-close animal encounters, inquiry-based exploration and creative opportunities fill out our week at the Zoo.

One week per camper. Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2019.

Week of Wildlife 3 Day (1st & 2nd grades)
Regular Price: $325.00
Member Price: $300.00
During Week of Wildlife, campers explore the zoo with a focus on animal and habitat diversity. Habitat themed adventures and activities, hands-on discoveries and exhibit investigations guide campers through the world's biomes, from driest deserts to tropical forests. Up-close animal encounters, inquiry-based exploration, and creative opportunities fill out our week at the Zoo.

One week per camper. This camp is not in session on July 4 or 5. Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in
fall of 2019.
Session 3 Day Camp: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   WAIT LIST

Zoo Explorer (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Campers go WILD during Zoo Explorers! Campers complete Zoo-themed investigations, getting up-close animal enocunters, and exploring the Zoo in a whole new way. No passport required for this around-the-world adventure.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019.

Junior Keepers (6th, 7th, 8th grade)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Enrich your summer by getting to know the ins and outs of zoo keeping! Campers will learn what it takes to be a keeper, from daily husbandry to exhibit design. During this exciting and productive week, campers will use their newly gained keeper knowledge to design, create and present their very own animal exhibit, complete with interpretive graphics.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2019.

Conservation in Action (9th-12th grade)
Regular Price: $1,500.00
Member Price: $1,400.00
During Conservation in Action, 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 upclose animal encounters. Guest speakers from around WCS will also be a part of this program.

Participants must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2019.
Session One: Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Fri, Aug 16, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available