Adult Programs

After selling out in our first year, Zookeeping for Grownups is back with even more events!

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher

Zookeeping for Grownups

Did you daydream of becoming a zoo keeper? Wish you could monkey around with fellow animal lovers without leaving the city? Hoof it over to the Central Park Zoo to discover the ins and outs of animal care! Discover the ins and outs of Animal Care at the Central Park Zoo as you live out your childhood dream job!

In Zookeeping for Grownups, you'll get hands-on, messy animal experiences at the Central Park Zoo. You'll support keepers with everyday chores ranging from cleanup and meal prep, to training and play time. You'll also get up close and personal with small ambassador animals and meet an expert from the Animal Department. Be prepared to get messy! Animal handling not included.

Ages: 18+

Price: $72 members
$90 regular
Dates: Saturdays:
Children's Zoo, 9/21
Tropical Oasis, 11/23
Polar Paradise, 1/12
Animal Health and Nutrition, 2/1
Conservation Science, 3/2
Morning with the Mammals, 5/17
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call 800-433-4149 or email

Please visit the Central Park Zoo Know Before You Go page to review park policies related to COVID-19.

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