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CPZ Summer Camp
A zoo adventure awaits! Register your child for a week of summer camp at the Central Park Zoo where they'll get to see animals up close, explore zoo exhibits, have fun, and make new friends! It'll be their wildest camp experience ever! We bring all the fun of Zoo Camp with health and safety as a top priority.

Participants in this program will spend plenty of time outdoors during a range of weather conditions, including heat, humidity, and precipitation, as well as travel over uneven, natural surfaces. Accommodations may be available. Please contact us for more information.

Zoo Fledglings (ages 2-4 with adult)
Regular Price: $225.00
Member Price: $203.00
Fur, Feathers, and Scales, Oh My!  
Is it furry, spikey, or scaley? Join us for a super sensory experience where we learn about animal textures!  Discover a variety of animals in this hands-on, interactive, 1-hour camp for toddlers and their caregivers. Up-close animal encounters, art experiences, hands-on investigations, and Zoo exploration are part of this week-long mini-camp for toddlers and their caregivers. 

One ticket covers one adult and one child. Campers must be 2-4 years old at the time of the program.
Session Fur, Feathers, and Scales, Oh My! 6/5-6/9: Mon, Jun 5, 2023 - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 10:30AM - 11:30AM WAIT LIST

Kinderzoo (entering K or 1st gr)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00
Who's Who at the Zoo
Calling all animal helpers! Do you want to work at a zoo one day? Come to Zoo Camp and see what it takes to run a zoo! We’ll get to meet people who work right here at the Central Park Zoo and learn about their wild jobs! We’ll also get to see some animals up close, play games and spend time exploring the Zoo! 

One week per camper, but a rising 1st grader may also register for Wild Safari camp. This camp is for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2023.

Kinderzoo 3 Day (entering K or 1st gr)
Regular Price: $410.00
Member Price: $369.00
Who's Who at the Zoo
Calling all animal helpers! Do you want to work at a zoo one day? Come to Zoo Camp and see what it takes to run a zoo. We’ll get to meet people who work right here at the Central Park Zoo and learn about their wild jobs! We’ll also get to see some animals up close, play games, and spend time exploring the Zoo! 

One week per camper, but a rising 1st grader may also register for Wild Safari camp. This camp is for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2023.
Session Who's Who at the Zoo 7/5-7/7: Wed, Jul 5, 2023 - Fri, Jul 7, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM WAIT LIST

Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp (entering 1st-6th grade)
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $405.00
Warning: this camp contains nature! In this all new experience at the Central Park Zoo, campers will get messy as they learn, play, and explore the messier side of the Zoo. They'll meet animals up-close, complete nature-based challenges, and discover wildlife in our neighborhood and around the world. 

One week per camper, but you can select a second week of another grade appropriate camp! This half-day camp is for children entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall of 2023.

Wild Safari 3 Day (entering 1st-6th grade)
Regular Price: $410.00
Member Price: $369.00
Warning: this camp contains nature! Summer campers will get mess as they learn, play, and explore the zoo. They'll meet animals up-close, complete nature-based challenges, and discover wildlife in our neighborhoods and around the world!

One week per camper, but you select a second week of another grade appropriate camp! This camp is for children entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall of 2023.
Session 3 Day Camp 7/5-7/7: Wed, Jul 5, 2023 - Fri, Jul 7, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM WAIT LIST

Week of Wildlife (2nd & 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00
Zoo-opoly
How can you make sure animals have what they need to survive? Roll the dice and play zoo-opoly to find out! Campers will explore how scientists and engineers build habitats to protect wildlife in our zoos and around the world. Each day, campers will complete design challenges, overcome unexpected obstacles, and work together to rule the Zoo!  


One week per camper, but you can select a second week of another grade appropriate camp. Camper must be entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2023.

Zoo Explorer (entering 4th-6th grade)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00
ZooMazing Race
Across the globe, animals and humans share some extreme homes!  We’ll race around the world to visit these unique habitats and investigate wild interactions through clue investigation, hands-on activities, and up-close encounters. As we trek through the jungle and brave the freezing cold, we’ll discover how humans can help animals and learn from them, too! 


One week per camper, but you can select a second week of another grade appropriate camp! Camper must be entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall of 2023.

Conservation in Action (entering 7th-9th grade)
Regular Price: $655.00
Member Price: $590.00
Global Conservationists
Interested in a career in zookeeping or wildlife conservation? Put your skills to the test during this hands-on, interactive week exploring the role of zoos in the city and around the world. See what it takes to work in the field of conservation as we spend time getting up close to animals, meeting zookeepers, and learning about global conservation efforts and projects. 

One week per camper. Camper must be entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall of 2023.

 
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!

Endangered Species Day - March 12, 2023
Go on a Zoo adventure with your family. Use clues to solve conservation mysteries within the zoo and around the globe! Our Educator will lead families as they explore the unique features of some endangered species and what New Yorkers can do to help!

Mother's Day Celebration - May 14, 2023
Celebrate moms with a WILD Zoo visit! During this special family themed excursion, we'll visit with some Zoo favorites and deliver some special treats to special ladies at the Zoo.


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 UNAVAILABLE

 
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: Children's Zoo - November 5, 2022
Junior Keepers: Mammals - December 3, 2022
Junior Keepers: Polar Zone -
 January 14, 2023
Junior Keepers: Aquatic Avengers - Febuary 4, 2023
Junior Keepers: Jr Veterinarian - March 11, 2023
Junior Keepers: What's for Lunch - April 1, 2023
Junior Keepers: Home Sweet Home ​- May 13, 2023

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: Animal Behavior - November 13, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Polar  - December 11, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Aquatic Science - January 22,2023
Keeper-in-Training: Veterinary Medicine - February 12,2023
Keeper-in-Training: Ambassador Animals - March 5, 2023
Keeper-in-Training: Master Zoo Chef - April 2, 2023
Keeper-in-Training: Habitat Engineers - April 23,2023
Keeper-in-Training: Animal Husbandry 101 - May 7,2023


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

 
CPZ School Break Programs

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.

Dates:
Mid-Winter Break: Zoo Camp Gone Wild - February 20, 2023 - February 24, 2023
March Spring Break: Zoo Camp Gone Wild - March 20, 2023- March 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.

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 UNAVAILABLE

 
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- October 15, 2022
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. 

Shapes in Nature - March 26, 2023
Daisies can now earn their NEW Shapes in Nature Badge at the Zoo! Using the Zoo as our field site, we'll observe the natural world upclose, paying attention to patterns we notice, and create nature inspired art.

Outdoor Art Maker Badge - May 20, 2023
Daisies, earn your Outdoor Art Maker badge with the Zoo as your canvas! During this adventure you'll observe color and music in the natural world, create your own masterpiece using natural materials, and of course, have up close animal encounters.


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.

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. 

Pets - March 4, 2023
Looking for the purr-fect way to earn your Brownie Pets badge? Together we’ll explore which animals make appropriate pets and how to be a responsible pet owner. You’ll also embark on a quest to learn how to care for different types of animals and how to make simple enrichment for your pet.

Shapes in Nature - May 21,2023
Brownies, earn your NEW Shapes in Nature badge at the Zoo! Through observation and data collection, animal themed activties and games, scouts will complete all 5 of the steps in this badge.


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.

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. 

STEM Career Exploration - April 30, 2023
Do you dream of becoming a zookeeper or veterinarian? Maybe a field biologist? In this badge workshop, you’ll explore different careers in wildlife conservation by meeting animals and the people that work with them, begin planning your future career, and much, much more! Available for both Juniors and Cadettes.


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.

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. 

STEM Career Exploration - April 30, 2023
Do you dream of becoming a zookeeper or veterinarian? Maybe a field biologist? In this badge workshop, you’ll explore different careers in wildlife conservation by meeting animals and the people that work with them, begin planning your future career, and much, much more! Available for both Juniors and Cadettes. (Purchaseable under the Cadettes Product)


This is a drop off program. One ticket per scout. Badge is included.

 
CPZ 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.

Gift Certificate - $50
Price: $50.00
Value of $50

Can only be redeemed for Central Park Zoo programs

Gift Certificate - $100
Price: $100.00
Value of $100

Can only be redeemed for Central Park Zoo programs

Gift Certificate - One Week Of Summer Camp
Price: $600.00
Value of $600

Can only be redeemed for one week of summer camp seen on this webpage (the Central Park Zoo Main Store).