Scouts

Gather your troops for a wild adventure! The Central Park Zoo is a great place for Scouts of all ages to learn about animals, conservation, and more.

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Daisy Workshop: "5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals" Journey

Scouts will learn what animals need in order to survive and how the Zoo cares for the animals that live here. Scouts will build their own animal homes and learn how they can help care for animals in their own backyard. This workshop fulfills some (but not all) of the requirements for the "5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals" journey.

Grades: All Daisy Scouts
Date: Saturday, 10/28/2017
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Fee: $35/scout


Scouts' Pajama Party

Scouts will have a wild time in their jammies at our Pajama Party at the zoo! Troops will visit our penguins at night, go on a flashlight scavenger hunt, make some cool crafts and meet some animals up close ! We'll serve pizza and juice and Scouts will earn a patch for participation

Grades: K-12th grade
Time: 3 hours


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Registration

  • To make a reservation, please complete the Central Park Zoo Education Registration Request form. You can call the Education Department at 800-433-4149, Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm or email cpzeducation@wcs.org with any questions about education programs or the registration process.
  • Once your reservation is finalized, an invoice with program information, including date & time, will be sent to you via email. This invoice is valid for free general admission for your classes and must be shown at the entrance gate on your scheduled date of visit.
  • A $50 change fee will be incurred if the school needs to change the program dates.

Class Size

  • PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN: Maximum class size is 25 students & 7 adults, including the teacher.
  • 1ST GRADE & UP: Maximum class size is 35 students & 7 adults, including the teacher.
  • Schools are not allowed to combine classes to reach the maximum class size.
  • School & camp groups are required to provide a minimum of 1 adult chaperone for every 10 children & chaperones must remain with their group at all times.
  • SPECIAL NEEDS CLASSES: We welcome students with special needs. Please be sure to mention special needs or disabilities when registering so that we can place your class in a wheelchair-accessible classroom. We require one adult for every two students in a special education class with a maximum class size of 12 students.

Payment Policy

  • Payment in full is due at least 4 weeks prior to the program date & ASAP if booked within 4 weeks.
  • Under no circumstances will a program be held without full payment in advance or a Purchase Order.
  • Payment may be made by check, credit card, or Purchase Order.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing by email, cpzeducation@wcs.org, or fax, (718) 733-9545.
  • Cancellations made at least 4 weeks in advance will receive a 50% refund.
  • There are no refunds for programs cancelled less than 4 weeks prior to the scheduled date of program.

Late Arrivals

Due to a very full schedule, programs will not be extended for late-arriving groups beyond the scheduled end time. Staff will make every attempt to cover as much material as possible in the time available. Please obtain information on how to locate us in advance of your trip by visiting the directions page on our website.

Weather Conditions

Programs are held rain or shine unless trips are cancelled by school officials or a zoo closure is in effect. Please encourage children to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.

For General Admission Only

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For more information please call 800-433-4149 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (except holidays), or email cpzeducation@wcs.org with any questions about education programs or the registration process.

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