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. These tours offer a cost-effective and enriching way for  school groups to visit the Central Park Zoo.

Tour Fees include admission to the Central Park Zoo!
Public Schools, Private Schools, Non-Profits: $200
Private and Corporate Tours: $500

Group Size
Kindergarten: Maximum of 25 children and 5 adults (these tours include a visit to the Children's Zoo)
Grades 1–12: Maximum of 32 students and 5 adults
Additional adults must pay $5.

Program Information

Leaders can choose a tour of zoo highlights or focus on specific habitats including rainforests, polar regions, or temperate forests.
Tours are one hour in length. 

Advanced registration and payment are required for all programs. To book a tour, contact the Education Department registrar at 212-439-6583, option 4.

School Reservations and Information