Programs and Tours

Judith Wolfe ©WCS
Whether you are seeking to enrich your little one’s zoo visit with hands-on discovery, workshops about wildlife and wild places, or Wildlife Theater shows, you’ll find that the Central Park Zoo is the wildest place in the city for family fun. We offer toddler programs for caregivers and little ones, preschool programs, after-school workshops and weekend classes for school-age children, and summer camps. All programs require advance reservation.



School Programs

Learning is an adventure when you select one of the Central Park Zoo’s education programs. Bring your class to us, or we’ll come to you. We offer a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula and educate and inspire diverse communities so they come to appreciate the wonders of wildlife and wild places.

Wildlife Theater

The Central Park Zoo’s Wildlife Theater Players perform interactive shows using drama, puppetry, games, and songs. Performances inspire audiences to learn more about their natural world and become part of its protection. The troupe works with schools, community centers, hospitals, camps, and at private events.

Tours

Explore the Central Park Zoo with our knowledgeable and trained guides. Since 1988, the Central Park Zoo Guides have provided guided tours to groups of schoolchildren, scouts, summer campers, families, and adults who are interested in learning more about our animals and exhibits.

Youth & Teen Programs

Central Park Zoo programs are designed to connect kids to nature. Programs feature animal encounters, exhibit visits, art activities, and more, encouraging discovery and nurturing an enthusiasm for wildlife. They are also an excuse to have fun!

Family Programs

From Animal Adventures to our new seasonal family parties, the Central Park Zoo offers families a chance to discover the wonders of wildlife together. Book a family Wildlife Adventure today!

Toddler Programs

Toddler programs at the Central Park Zoo are designed to introduce our youngest animal lovers and their caregivers to the natural world. Classes include touching zoo animals, movement activities, storytelling, and making a craft to commemorate the experience.

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.

Summer Camp

From toddlers to teens, we have unique summer camp experiences for all ages at the zoo! All camps are Monday through Friday, 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. except Toddler Camp. Registration begins on January 2nd 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Educators

Learning is an adventure when select one of Central Park Zoo’s education programs. Bring your class to us, or we’ll come to you. We offers a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula, educate and inspire diverse communities so they come to appreciate the wonders of wildlife and wild places.