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CPZ Birthday Parties
Celebrate your child's birthday with a unique party experience at the Central Park Zoo!

Payment in full is required at the time of booking.


There's no better place for a birthday party than the Zoo! Each birthday includes: 90 minutes of jam-packed fun, animal guests, a trip around the Zoo, and a dedicated conservation educator to make this an unforgettable birthday for your child.

*The listed price includes up to 35 party guests. For an additional price, you may add on an extra 30 minutes of time.

Central Park Zoo Wild Birthday Bash (ages 3 & up)
Regular Price: $1,400.00
Member Price: $1,260.00
Central Park Zoo Wild Birthday Bash 

Payment in full is required at the time of booking.

Maximum capacity of 35 people. Alcohol is strictly prohibited during the party program. Infants who are not yet walking do not count toward the total head count. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult in a 1:1 ratio. Children 4 and older must be accompanied by an adult in a 1:10 ratio. 

 
CPZ Early Childhood Programs

Zoo Peeps 1 Day (ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $28.00
Join Zoo Peeps, a program designed just for 2-3 year olds. This active Caregiver & Me program will get you and your toddler moving around the Zoo and seeing animals up close.

This ticket is for one child age 2-3 years and a Caregiver. Additional siblings and adults are not permitted in order to maintain an appropriate and comfortable setting for the participants and caregiver.

 

 
CPZ Family Programs

Outdoor Adventure (Ages 3 and up)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Take a walk on the wild side! Families discover amazing animal adaptations and survival strategies through fun activities at exhibits throughout the zoo.

Critters and Costumes - October 23, 2022
During this Halloween-themed program, we'll explore the Zoo and complete some spooky activities! This program is recommended for our young Zoo guests and families, and costumes are encouraged!


Creepy and Crawly - October 29, 2022
The Zoo's spookiest and creepiest come out to play during this guided Zoo exploration! Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up. Costumes encouraged!


Tickets are sold per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Access Programs (all ages with caregiver)
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
The Central Park Zoo invites families of individuals with sensory processing needs to join us for this sensory-friendly morning at the Zoo! Explore our exhibits before the Zoo opens to watch some animals have their breakfast and participate in animal-themed activities.

FaBOOlous Zoo Morning - October 30, 2022
Good morning to Zoo! During this sensory inclusive morning program, families will explore the Tisch Children's Zoo before opening, participate in playful, sensory-friendly animal-themed activities, and help our animals enjoy their breakfast. Registration includes child and caregiver admission to the Zoo all day long and Halloween costumes are encouraged!


Ticket includes child and adult.
Session FaBOOlous Zoo Morning - Sun 10/30: Sunday, October 30, 2022 9:30AM - 10:30AM WAIT LIST

 
CPZ Children's Programs

Keeper for a Day (K-3rd grades)
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $48.00
Think you've got what it takes to be a zookeeper? Put your skills to the test during this hands-on, interactive program. Your Junior Keeper will get to test their skills during this hands-on, interactive program. Go behind the scenes to learn about the daily responsibilities of Central Park Zoo Keepers.

Junior Keepers: Tropics - October 1, 2022
Junior Keepers: Children's Zoo - November 5, 2022
Junior Keepers: Mammals - December 3, 2022

This is a drop off program for children in K-3rd grade. Ticket is per child.

Keeper for a Day (4th-8th grades)
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $56.00
Think you've got what it takes to be a zookeeper? Put your skills to the test during this hands-on this interactive program. Roll up your sleeves and get messy! Keepers-in-Training will get up close to animals, meet zookeepers and see what it takes to care for the animals at the Central Park Zoo. 

Keeper-in-Training: Tropics - October 9, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Animal Behavior - November 13, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Polar  - December 11, 2022

This drop off program is for children in 4th-8th grade. Ticket is per child.

 
CPZ School Break Programs

1 Day Zoofari Day Camps (1st-5th grades)
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $120.00
No School? Come to zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled one-day zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

New York is WILD - October 5, 2022
What do Pigeons and Puffins have in common? Both can be found at Central Park Zoo! Discover the amazing wildlife and wild places in and around New York City, and right here at Central Park Zoo. Campers will meet animals up close, investigate local wildlife, and explore the Zoo all in 1 day!

What's for Lunch? - October 10, 2022
What does a grizzly bear eat for breakfast? What does a lemur pack for lunch? Discover answers to these questions and more during this 1 Day Camp, as we meet animals up close, trek around the Zoo and complete animal themed challenges. 

Zoo Election Day  - November 8, 2022
Cast your vote at the Zoo today! Campers learn about different animal adaptations as we explore the Zoo, conduct animal candidate interviews during up close encounters, and even help create campaign posters. Lastly, votes are collected and a winner is annouced! 

Tropical Expedition - January 16, 2023
Brr! It's cold outside, so we're heading to the Tropics! Colorful birds and reptiles, fruit loving mammals, and even giant invertebrates abound in this warmest space at the Zoo, and in our 1 Day Camp, we'll explore it all! Campers will meet animals up close and complete tropical trials as we trek from forest floor to emerging treetops. 

This a drop off day camp for children in 1st - 5th grades.

5 Day Camp (1st-5th grades)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $420.00
No School? Join us for a fun filled Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters. At Animal Engineers Camp, we'll discover amazing feats of animal engineering and design our very own projects inspired by nature. Campers will visit the Zoo, meet animals up close, and have fun engineering like animals.

Mid-Winter Break: Zoo Camp Gone Wild- February 20, 2023 - February 24, 2023
No passports required for this week long adventure! At Zoo Camp Gone Wild, we'll discover around the world without leaving Manhattan, exploring wild and wacky adaptations from animals across the globe. Campers will conduct investigations, travel around the Zoo, and meet animals up close!


This drop-off day camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades.
Session Mid Winter Break: Zoo Camp Gone Wild - 2/20-2/24: Mon, Feb 20, 2023 - Fri, Feb 24, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

2 Day Zoofari Day Camps (1st-5th grades)
Regular Price: $225.00
Member Price: $180.00
No School? Come to zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled one-day zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Adventures in Zoo Keeping - September 26, 2022 - September 27, 2022
Attention aspiring animal keepers! The Zoo needs your help! Together with our team of animal care staff, we're learning the ins and outs of caring for animals at the Zoo. With up close animal encounters, Zoo exploration, and exciting activities, this is sure to be a thrilling adventure! 


This a drop off day camp for children in 1st - 5th grades.
Session Adventures in Zoo Keeping 9/26-9/27: Mon, Sep 26, 2022 - Tue, Sep 27, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

 
CPZ Adult Programs

Zoo Views (age 18+)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Grab your camera and join our morning photography program to capture the perfect shot! Get access to the zoo before it opens to take exclusive photos under the guidance of our resident wildlife photographer.

This program is for adults ages 18 and older. Ticket is per person.
 
Session Animals in Autumn - Sun 10/23: Sunday, October 23, 2022 9:00AM - 10:30AM Available

 
CPZ Scout Programs

Daisy Badge Workshop (Daisies)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
These fun filled workshops are a great way for your Girl Scouts to earn their badges!  This 90 minute program is packed with fun activities, animal meet and greets and exhibit visits, all while completing the steps to earn a badge!  Badge included. 

Eco Learner
Daisies, earn your Eco Learner badge by going on a nature trek in Central Park Zoo! Through games and challenges, you will discover the many ways you can take action to protect nature! During the trek through habitats at the Zoo, you'll make a few pit stops to meet some resident animals up close. 


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.
Session Eco Learner - Sat 10/15: Saturday, October 15, 2022 11:30AM - 1:00PM (6 AVAIL)

Brownies Badge Workshop (Brownies)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
These fun filled workshops are a great way for your Girl Scouts to earn their badges!  This 90 minute program is packed with fun activities, animal meet and greets and exhibit visits, all while completing the steps to earn a badge!  Badge included. 

Bugs
Brownies, have you heard the latest buzz? You can earn your Bugs badge at Central Park Zoo! We’ll learn all about insects and cover the badge steps including meeting some insects from the Zoo, exploring insect habitats, and taking a bug themed micro-field trip!


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.
Session Bugs - Sun 9/25: Sunday, September 25, 2022 1:30PM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Cadettes Badge Workshop (Cadettes)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
These fun filled workshops are a great way for your Girl Scouts to earn their badges!  This 90 minute program is packed with fun activities, animal meet and greets and exhibit visits, all while completing the steps to earn a badge!  Badge included. 

Animal Helpers
Girl Scouts can earn their Animal Helpers badge as will explore many examples of the powerful relationship between humans and animals. During the program, you’ll meet a few resident ambassador animals and learn about the significance of the human-animal connection in wildlife conservation.


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.
Session Animal Helpers - Sun 12/4: Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM Available

Juniors Badge Workshop (Juniors)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
These fun filled workshops are a great way for your Girl Scouts to earn their badges!  This 90 minute program is packed with fun activities, animal meet and greets and exhibit visits, all while completing the steps to earn a badge!  Badge included. 

Animal Habitats
Juniors will earn their Animal Habitats badge by exploring the Central Park Zoo to learn all about animals and their habitats. They'll learn about and meet some animals from habitats all around the world and also get an insider view of how we recreate some animals' habitats in the Zoo.


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.
Session Animal Habitats - Sat 11/19: Saturday, November 19, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM Available