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Programs require Pre-Registration. If you have a promotion code, please enter it at checkout. Contact CENTRAL PARK ZOO EDUCATION at cpzeducation@wcs.org or
(800) 433-4149 with any registration difficulties.

 

CPZ Birthday Parties

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 is 35 total participants, inclusive of the party child and their family. 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 adult in a 1:10 ratio. For an additional price, you may add on an extra 30 minutes of party time. 

 
CPZ Early Childhood Programs

Zoo Peeps 1 Day (ages 2-5)
Regular Price: $18.00
Member Price: $14.40
Join Zoo Peeps, a program designed just for our youngest Zoo guests.  This active program will get you and your Peep moving around the zoo and seeing animals up close. 

Each ticket is per person. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Please take note of the age range for this program prior to enrolling. Families with children older than 5 may enjoy the Family Zoo Mornings instead of Zoo Peeps

 
CPZ Family Programs

Access Programs (all ages with caregiver)
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
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.

Mothers Day - May 12, 2024
Bring the whole family to celebrate mom and enjoy fun activities for every member of the family!

Ticket includes child and adult.
Session Mothers Day - Sun 5/12: Sunday, May 12, 2024 9:30AM - 10:30AM Available

 
CPZ Children's Programs

Junior Keepers (K-2nd 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.Calling all Junior Keepers! In this hands-on program, you'll discover what it takes to tackle the daily responsibilities of Central Park Zoo Keepers. We'll play animal care themed games, meet a small ambassador animal, and visit zoo exhibits as part of our training!

Junior Keepers: Doctor Zoolittle​- March 2, 2024
Junior Keepers: What's for Lunch? ​- April 13, 2024

This is a drop off program for children in K-2nd grade. Ticket is per child

Junior Keepers (3rd-5th 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. Calling all Junior Keepers! In this hands-on program, you'll discover what it takes to tackle the daily responsibilities of Central Park Zoo Keepers. Junior Keepers will get down and dirty as well go up close to animals, meet zookeepers, and practice keeper skills. We will meet a small ambassador animal in the classroom during the program.

Junior Keepers: Ambassador Animals​- March 3, 2024
Junior Keepers: Master Zoo Chef ​- April 14, 2024
Junior Keepers: Habitat Engineers ​- May 5, 2024

This is a drop off program for children in 3rd-5th grade. Ticket is per child.

Zookeeping 101 (9th-12th 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 in our new career focused program. Calling all Junior Keepers! Do you dream of a career with animals? During this program, participants explore different aspects of animal care, test your skills, and meet animals and their keepers. Participants will participate in husbandry tasks for animals, explore the Zoo, and meet a small ambassador animal in the classroom during the program.

Zookeeping 101: Intro to ZooKeeping ​- February 17, 2024
Zookeeping 101: Animal Behaviorists ​- March 10, 2024
Zookeeping 101: Aquatic Scientists ​- April 7, 2024
Zookeeping 101: Animal Health and Nutrition ​- May 11, 2024

This is a drop off program for children in 9th-12th grade. Ticket is per child.

 
CPZ School Break Programs

5 Day Camp (K-5th grades)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $540.00
Animal Engineer: 
Calling all engineers! At Animal Engineers Camp, we'll discover amazing feats of animal engineering and create designs inspired by nature. Campers will visit the zoo, meet animals up close, and have fun engineering like animals. This camp is for grades 1st-5th.

Animal Engineer Dates:
February 19, 2024 - February 23, 2024
March 18, 2024 - March 22, 2024

The 2024 Central Park Zoolympics: 
April 22, 2024 - April 26,2024
Faster, higher, stronger! Animals all over the world are capable of incredible feats of athleticism, from the agility of a snow leopard pouncing to the incredible speed of a penguin swimming. Through adrenaline inducing games, exhilarating animal encounters, and thrilling nature exploration we'll learn why human athletes strive to be strong as a zebu and nimble like a mongoose.This camp is for grades K-3rd.

 
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 - March 9, 2024
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 3/9: Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00AM - 11:30AM WAIT LIST