Registration for summer camp is now open!

WCS Education has your summer covered with fun, educational camp experiences! We provide unforgettable experiences for your camper including age-appropriate, hands-on activities, up-close animal experiences, time to explore the park and tons of educational fun that builds on campers' innate love for our wild planet.

Select a camp experience below for more information!


Summer camp at the Central Park Zoo means fun-filled days packed with animals, zoo explorations, new friendships and amazing experiences. Book a week of camp for your child and let their wildest adventure begin! Camp session and pricing details below.

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Ages 2 to 4 with a Caregiver

Zoo Fledglings: Our Summer Zoo-cation

Join us on an around-the-world adventure right here at the zoo! Discover a variety of habitats and their animal representatives in this hands-on, interactive 1 hour camp for toddlers and their caregivers. Up-close animal encounters, art experiences, hands-on investigations, and zoo exploration are part of this week-long experience. We have two sessions available: 10:00 am - 11:00am OR 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

One ticket covers one adult and one child. This camp is best suited for children ages 24 to 48 months.

Entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade

KinderZoo: Animal Sense

Are you ready to test your own Animal Sense? From super sniffers to hyper-hearing, campers will investigate adaptations like these through hands-on exploration, scientific investigations, and up-close animal encounters every day!

KinderZoo campers must be entering kindergarten or 1st grade in fall 2024.

Entering Grades 1st - 6th

Wild Safari: 1/2 Day Camp

Warning: this camp contains nature! In this condensed half day experience at the Central Park Zoo, campers will get messy as they learn, play and explore a new messier side of the zoo.

New for 2024: Two sessions available for children entering 1st – 3rd grade and two sessions available for children entering 4th – 6th grade. Sessions run from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Entering 2nd and 3rd Grade

Week of Wildlife: Weird, But Zoo

Splat! Boom! Hiss! This week, campers embark on an amazing adventure through the weird, wacky and WILD animal world. Campers may get messy as we make our way through some sticky situations, hair-raising animal encounters, and icky investigations.

WOW campers must be entering 2nd or 3rd grade in fall 2024.

Entering 4th - 6th Grade

Zoo Explorer: Survivor

Throughout the animal kingdom and around the world, animals must outwit, outplay and outlast in order to survive every single day. This week, we'll put our own skills to the test as we explore the zoo, meet animals up close and complete team challenges, all while looking for the ultimate animal survivor!

Zoo Explorer campers must be entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade in fall 2024.

Entering 7th - 9th Grade

Conservation in Action: Build-a-Zoo

Do you think you've got what it takes to care for zoo animals? Roll up your sleeves, get messy, and find out this week! During Conservation in Action, we'll get up close to animals, meet zookeepers and see what it takes to operate the Central Park Zoo.

Conservation in Action campers must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in fall 2024.


All camps run 5 days per week with the exception of July 4th week, when camps run Monday to Wednesday. Full day camps run 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Half day camps run 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

June 3 — June 7

Zoo Fledglings
June 17 — June 21
Week of Wildlife
June 24 — June 28
Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp (grades 4-6)
Week of Wildlife
July 1 — July 3
3 day camp*
Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp (grades 4-6)
Week of Wildlife
July 8 — July 12
Zoo Explorer
Week of Wildlife
July 15 — July 19
Zoo Explorer
Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp (grades 1-3)
July 22 — July 26
Zoo Explorer
Wild Safari 1/2 Day Camp (grades 1-3)
Conservation in Action
July 29 — August 2
Conservation in Action
August 5 — August 9
Week of Wildlife
Conservation in Action
August 12 — August 16
Week of Wildlife
Zoo Explorer
August 19 — August 23
Zoo Explorer
August 26 — August 30
Week of Wildlife


$652.50 members / $725 regular (5 day camp)

$387 members / $430 regular(3 day camp)*

$441 members / $490 regular(5 day camp, half day)*

$261 members / $290 regular(3 day camp, half day)*

$225 members / $250 regular (Zoo Fledglings)**

*Prorated price the week of July 1 - July 3 only


Participants in this program will spend plenty of time outdoors during a range of weather conditions, including heat, humidity, and precipitation, as well as travel over uneven, natural surfaces. Accommodations may be available. Please contact us for more information.

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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