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Contact CENTRAL PARK ZOO EDUCATION at cpzeducation@wcs.org or
(800)433-4149 with any registration difficulties.

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Children's Programs
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 (ages 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. Each session focuses on a different animal and includes creating some early morning enrichment for them.

This experience is for children ages 8-12.
 

Little Zoo Vets (ages 8-12)
Regular Price: $324.00
Member Price: $270.00
What do you do when a tiger has a tooth ache or an elephant has a sore foot? How do you anesthetize a fish or an aardvark? Does a walrus say "ah"? In this afterschool class, students will learn about the different aspects of zoo veterinary medicine taught by WCS veterinarian Dr. John Sykes. Classes involve real veterinary medicine equipment and supplies. Students gain an appreciation of what zoo veterinarians do every day and how animals at the zoo are cared for. Topics range from physical exams and anesthesia to internal medicine. Parents are welcome to observe the classes or drop-off.

Dates: November 7, 14, 21


This experience is for children ages 8-12. Ticket price includes 1 child.
Session Fall 2019: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 - Thu, Nov 21, 2019 4:00PM - 5:30PM UNAVAILABLE

 
Early Childhood Programs

Toddler Time (ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $260.00
Member Price: $210.00
Come play at the Zoo! Join us on this "caregiver and me" 6 session series, where you and your child discover the natural world through animal-themed group play and hands-on projects. Each session is led by a Zoo educator and includes an animal guest in the classroom and a guided Zoo visit.

Themes:
Animal Moves - Show us your moves! Discover how different animals move in their habitats.
Dates: 
  • Fridays - 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
  • Saturdays - 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2
Animal Sense - Explore the senses through the eyes (and ears, and nose!) of our Zoo animals.
Dates:
  • Fridays - 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20
  • Saturdays - 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

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

 
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!

Family Morning with the Animals (0-5 w/adult)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $25.00
Good morning to Zoo! Following playful animal-themed activities, children and caregivers visit the Zoo before it opens and watch as animals receive their breakfast.

This program is for children ages 0-5. Tickets are sold per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Exploring the Wild (ages 6-10)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $25.00
Take a walk on the wild side! Families discover amazing animal adaptations and survival strategies around the Zoo through fun activities and live animal encounters. Children and caregivers help prepare animal treats and discover how keepers care for them each day.

This program is for children ages 6-10. Tickets are sold per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 
Adult Programs
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 (18+)
Regular Price: $48.00
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 Animals in Autumn: Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:30AM - 10:30AM UNAVAILABLE

 
School Break Programs

Zooper Heroes (PreK4 - 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $200.00
Calling all Zoo-per heroes! During this two-day camp, we will explore the Zoo, completing scientific investigations, and of course, helping animals! Capes and costumes permitted.

This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old). Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

 
Session One: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 - Tue, Oct 1, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Zoo Sleuths (PreK4 - 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $100.00
Calling all detectives! 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 Zoo mystery!

This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old). Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.
 
Session One: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

New York is WILD (PreK4 - 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $100.00
Look out! Campers explore New York City's biodiversity, from pigeons to peregrin falcons, and develop an appreciation for the animals that call this great city home. Animal encounters, hands-on activities, and scientific investigations are all part of the fun.

This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old). Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

 
Session One: Monday, October 14, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Zoo Election Day (PreK4 - 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $100.00
Who rules the Zoo? During this one day camp, we'll research who really runs the Zoo, through group investigations, animal encounters, and hands on activities. At the end of the day, we'll hold a Zoo election to find out who rules the Zoo!

This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old). Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

 
Session One: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Winter Tales (PreK4 - 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $100.00
How do New Yorkers prepare for winter? What about our animal counterparts? Investigate how animals prepare for winter through fun animal "tales," hands-on activities, interactive games, and up-close animal encounters.

This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old). Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

 

Jr. Scientists (PreK4 - 3rd grade)
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $100.00
Join us for a fast paced one-day Zoo camp, where campers investigate the science of Zoos - from anatomy to zoology! This day is filled with hands-on activities, scientific investigations, and animal encounters.

This camp is for children in PreK through 3rd grade (PreK children must be 4 years old). Snacks will be provided. Children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

 
Session One: Monday, January 20, 2020 9:00AM - 3:00PM (6 AVAIL)

 
Scout Programs

Scout Fall Fest
Price: $10.00
Join us for Scout Fall Fest at the 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. The day also includes seeing animals up close, earning a fun patch and an animal-themed friendship SWAP!

This progam is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Adults can be added on at check-out.
Session Fall: Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:30AM - 2:00PM UNAVAILABLE