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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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Early Childhood Programs

Toddler Time (ages 2-3 with adult)
Regular Price: $220.00
Member Price: $175.00
Come play at the Zoo! Join us on this "caregiver and me" 5 session series, where you and your child discover the natural world through animal-themed 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:
Spring: Scales, Feathers, and Fur - OH MY!
Explore the animal kingdom, meeting animals like insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals!
Dates: 
  • Sundays - 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
  • Fridays - 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10
  • Saturdays - 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11
Late Spring: Growing Up Zoo
Discover animal families at the Zoo, with a close look at animal babies and life cycles around the animal kingdom.
Dates:
  • Fridays - 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
  • Saturdays - 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

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.
 

 
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: $65.00
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.
 

 
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.

Penguins - December 7, 2019
What does a penguin eat for breakfast? How do they use their beak? Discover the answers and more during this caregiver and me program at the Zoo!

Primates - February 1, 2020

What does a lemur have for breakfast? Do monkeys use their feet to eat? Discover the answers and more during this caregiver and me program at the Zoo!

Tropics Zone - February 17, 2020 *All ages welcome for this session*
Who wakes up first in the Tropics? Do birds and monkeys enjoy the same breakfast treats? Discover the answers and more during this caregiver and me program at the Zoo!

Snow Leopards - March 7, 2020
What's a snow leopard's favorite food? Do snow leopards like meatballs for breakfast? Discover the answers and more during this caregiver and me program at the Zoo!


Tropical Birds - April 4, 2020
What do birds eat for breakfast? Do all the tropical birds like the same treats? Discover the answers and more during this caregiver and me program at the Zoo!


Children's Zoo - May 2, 2020
What do goats and sheep have for breakfast? What about ducks? Discover the answers and more during this caregiver and me program at the Zoo!



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.

 

Family Day - Zoo Years Eve (All Ages)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $25.00
We're celebrating the new year early, with a special family program at the Zoo. Help our animals ring in the New Year with up close animal interactions, hands-on activities, and a fun scavenger hunt. Happy Zoo-Year!

All ages are welcome. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:30AM - 12:30PM Available

Mother's Day Celebration (Ages 2+)
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Celebrate Mothers' Day here at the zoo! On this day dedicated to moms, families will meet a variety of zoo animal moms and their babies. We'll make tasty morsels for some super animal moms and go on an animal moms scavenger hunt that concludes with meeting a special animal guest. We’ll then make a special Mother's Day craft and enjoy a yummy treat.

This program is for children ages 2 and up. Ticket includes one adult and one child.
Session One: Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:00AM - 10:30AM Available

 
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: $50.00
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.
 

 
School Break Programs

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 (2 AVAIL)

Mid-Winter Break Zoolympics (PreK4 - 3rd Grade)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Go for the gold! Campers will investigate Olympic caliber animal survival strategies around the world through engaging activites, animal investigations, 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.
Session One: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 - Fri, Feb 21, 2020 9:00AM - 3:00PM (10 AVAIL)

Spring Break Zoolympics (PreK4 - 3rd Grade)
Regular Price: $525.00
Member Price: $500.00
Go for the gold! Campers will investigate Olympic caliber animal survival strategies around the world through engaging activites, animal investigations, 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.
Session One: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 - Fri, Mar 20, 2020 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
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