Children and Family Experiences

We offer fun experiences for your child or the whole family! Click on the images for more information and available sessions.

All programs include:

  • General admission to the park
  • Special opportunities with animals
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family
  • Unique experiences beyond the regular visit
  • A Conservation Educator to act as your knowledgeable guide

Fall & Winter programs go on sale mid-July and Spring programs go on sale on Cyber Monday (Monday after Thanksgiving). Check back often for new experiences and dates or sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates and special offers!

School Break Camp

No school? Come to zoo camp! Join us for a fun filled one-day zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.

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PreK - 3rd grade
Mon-Fri Mar 16-20, 2020 9:00am

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Junior Keepers

Your keepers in training will get to test their skills during this hands-on, interactive program, going behind the scenes to learn about the daily responsibilities of Central Park Zoo Keepers.

$63 / $50 WCS Members

8 - 12 years
Sun Apr 5, 2020 9:00am (Children's Zoo)
Sun May 3, 2020 9:00am (Bats)

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Family Morning with the Animals

Good morning to Zoo! Following playful animal-themed activities, families will be able to visit the Zoo before it opens and watch animals get their breakfast.

$31 / $25 WCS Members

0 - 5 years with adult
Sat Mar 7, 2020 9:00am (Snow Leopard)
Sat Apr 4 9:00am (Tropical Birds)
Sat May 2, 2020 9:00am (Children's Zoo)

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Exploring the Wild

Take a walk on the wild side! Your family will discover amazing animal adaptations and survival strategies around the Zoo through fun activities and live animal encounters.

$31 / $25 WCS Members

6-10 years with adult
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:00am (Children's Zoo)

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Toddler Time

Come play at the Zoo! Join us on this "caregiver and me" adventure series, where you and your child discover the natural world through play, animal encounters, and guided Zoo visits.

$220 / $175 WCS Members

2 - 3 years with caregiver
Sun Mar 1-29, 2020 (Scales, Feathers & Fur)
Fri Mar 13-Apr 10, 2020 (Scales, Feathers & Fur)
Sat Mar 14-Apr 11, 2020 (Scales, Feathers & Fur)
Fri Apr 24-May 22, 2020 (Growing Up Zoo)
Sat Apr 25-May 23, 2020 (Growing Up Zoo)

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Mother's Day Celebration

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Zoo with themed activities and animal encounters.

$75 / $60 WCS Members (includes adult and child)

Ages 2+ with adult
Sun May 10, 2020 9:00am

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