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CPZ Summer Camp
Central Park Zoo is WILD about summer camp! 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: $175.00
Member Price: $157.50
Our Summer Zoo-cation
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 animal encounters, art experiences, hands-on investigations, and Zoo exploration are part of this week-long experience.

One ticket covers one adult and one child. Campers must be 2-4 years old at the time of the program.
Session Our Summer Zoo-cation 6/6-6/10: Mon, Jun 6, 2022 - Fri, Jun 10, 2022 10:30AM - 11:30AM WAIT LIST

Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp (entering 1st-6th grade)
Price: $400.00
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 a new, messier side of the Zoo.

One week per camper, but you can buy 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 2022.

Wild Safari 4 Day 1/2 Day (entering 1st-6th grade)
Price: $320.00
Warning: this camp contains nature! In this all new 4 day experience at the Central Park Zoo, campers will get messy as they learn, play, and explore a new, messier side of the Zoo.

One week per camper, but you can buy 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 2022.
Session 1/2 Day Camp 7/5-7/8: Tue, Jul 5, 2022 - Fri, Jul 8, 2022 9:00AM - 1:00PM (2 AVAIL)

Kinderzoo 4 Day (entering K or 1st gr)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
Animal Sense
Are you ready to test your own Animal Sense in this 4 day camp? From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers will investigate adaptations like these through hands-on exploration, scientific investigations, and up-close animal encounters every day!

One week per camper, but a rising 1st grader may register for Wild Safari camp as well. This camp is for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2022.
Session Animal Sense 7/5-7/8: Tue, Jul 5, 2022 - Fri, Jul 8, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM (3 AVAIL)

Kinderzoo (entering K or 1st gr)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Animal Sense
Are you ready to test your own Animal Sense? From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers will investigate adaptations like these through hands-on exploration, scientific investigations, and up-close animal encounters every day!

One week per camper, but a rising 1st grader may register for Wild Safari camp as well. This camp is for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2022.

Wild Safari (entering 1st-6th grade)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
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 a new, messier side of the Zoo.

One week per camper, but you can buy 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 2022.
Session 5 Day Camp 6/13-6/17: Mon, Jun 13, 2022 - Fri, Jun 17, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM WAIT LIST

Wild Safari 4 Day (entering 1st-6th grade)
Regular Price: $480.00
Member Price: $432.00
Warning: this camp contains nature! In this all new 4 day experience at the Central Park Zoo, campers will get messy as they learn, play, and explore a new, messier side of the Zoo.

One week per camper, but you can buy 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 2022.
Session 4 Day Camp 7/5-7/8: Tue, Jul 5, 2022 - Fri, Jul 8, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM WAIT LIST

Week of Wildlife (2nd & 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Weird, But Zoo
Splat, Boom, Hiss! This week, campers embark on an amazing adventure through the weird, wacky and WILD animal world. Campers may get messy as we make our way through some sticky situations, hair-raising animal encounters, and icky investigations.


One week per camper, but you can buy a second week of another grade appropriate camp! Camper must be entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2022.

Zoo Explorer (entering 4th-6th grade)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
CSI: Critter Scene Investigation
Attention, Campers! We're looking for master animal trackers and zoo-per sleuths for a special assignment this week! Together, campers are immersed into a world of Zoo mystery and intrigue, with hands-on investigations, up-close animal encounters and solving peculiar puzzles. *cue suspenseful music!*


One week per camper, but you can buy a second week of another grade appropriate camp! Camper must be entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall of 2022.

Keeper for a Week (entering 7th-9th grade)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Zoo Keeping 101
Do you think you've got what it takes to care for Zoo animals? Roll up your sleeves, get messy, and find out this week! During Zoo Keeping 101, we'll get up close to animals, meet zookeepers and see what it takes to care for the animals at the Central Park Zoo.


One week per camper. Camper must be entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall of 2022.

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

A non-refundable deposit is required to book.

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 20 party guests. For an additional price, you may upgrade to a larger party of up to 30 people or add on an extra 30 minutes of time.

Central Park Zoo Wild Birthday Bash (ages 3 & up)
Regular Price: $1,200.00
Member Price: $1,080.00
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the Central Park Zoo. 

Submitting this form reserves your birthday party date & time & requires a non-refundable deposit. The Birthday Party Specialist will reach out to you within three business days, at which time you will have the option to add on additional participants or time for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 20 people, including the birthday family.

 
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 (all ages)
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.

Mother's Day Celebration - May 8, 2022
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.


Endangered Species Day - May 22, 2022
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!


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

 
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? Your Jr Keeper will get to test their skills during this hands-on, interactive program, going behind the scenes to learn about the daily responsibilities of Central Park Zoo Keepers.

Junior Keepers: Mammals - Dec 12, 2021
Junior Keepers: Polar Zone - Jan 22, 2022
Junior Keepers: Aquatic Avengers - Feb 12, 2022
Junior Keepers: Jr Veterinarian - Mar 5, 2022
Junior Keepers: What's For Lunch - Apr 9, 2022
Junior Keepers: Home Sweet Home - May 7, 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, 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: Polar - Dec 4, 2021
Keeper-in-Training: Aquatic Science - Jan 9, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Veterinary Medicine - Feb 6, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Ambassador Animals - Mar 6, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Master Zoo Chef - Mar 20, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Habitat Engineers - Apr 10, 2022
Keeper-in-Training: Animal Husbandry 101 - May 15, 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.

Back to the Zoo-ture - Jan 17, 2022
Travel the Zoo, and our mixed-up timeline, to help us investigate amazing ancient animal adaptations from animals alive today! Scavenger hunts, animal guest appearances, and hands-on activities are all part of the fun for our intrepid travelers.


Animal Scientists - Feb 1, 2022
Being an Animal Scientist is a cool job! In this camp, we'll explore the amazing people who work closely with the animals in our Zoo and around the world. We'll take a close look at a few different scientists who study animals and their habitats. Animal guests, Zoo visits, and hands-on activities are all part of this fun filled day camp!

Who Dun It at the Zoo? - May 2, 2022
Fancy yourself a detective? 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 who-dun-it mystery!

This day camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades.
Session Who Dun It at the Zoo? - Mon 5/2: Monday, May 2, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

4 Day Camp (1st-5th grades)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $340.00
No School? Come to Zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled Zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

Brrr! During this four day camp, campers will investigate amazing survival adaptations around the world that help keep animals warm in winter with hands on activities, animal enounters and Zoo visits.

This day camp is 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 Animal Engineers - Feb 21-25, 2022

March Spring Break Animal Engineers - Mar 21-25, 2022 (not the NYC DOE spring break)


This drop-off day camp is for children in 1st - 5th grades.
 
Session March Spring Break: Animal Engineers - 3/21-3/25: Mon, Mar 21, 2022 - Fri, Mar 25, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

 
CPZ Scout Programs

Scout Day (all scout levels w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $12.00
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Calling all Girl Scouts! Bring your scouts to the Central Park Zoo for day filled with activities and they can earn a Central Park Zoo patch!

ZooMazing Race Around the Zoo - Sunday, October 17, 2021
Join us for a ZooMazing Race around Central Park Zoo! Scouts work as teams to fulfill STEM challenges that connect to conservation and the environment. They’ll develop leadership skills and confidence as they work together to complete each activity. Scouts earn a Central Park Zoo fun patch for participation. Scouts must be accompanied by an adult - this is not a drop off program.

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


 
Session ZooMazing Race Around the Zoo Sun 10/17: Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:30AM - 1:00PM UNAVAILABLE

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 their badge! Badges are included.

Shapes in Nature
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.
Session Shapes in Nature - Sun 5/15: Sunday, May 15, 2022 1:00PM - 2:30PM 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 their badge! Badges are included.

Animal Helpers
Scouts 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.
Session Animal Helpers - Sun 11/14: Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:00AM - 11:30AM UNAVAILABLE

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 their badge! Badges are 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.
Session Animal Habitats - Sat 12/11: Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00AM - 11:30AM UNAVAILABLE