Discovery Guide

Educate and engage with zoo visitors about wildlife conservation and gain experience with teaching, leadership, and public speaking while learning about animals and their environments.

Who is the Summer Discovery Guide program for?

The Discovery Guide program is for people aged 14-19 seeking to enrich their lives and gain professional skills by volunteering at the Central Park Zoo.

Responsibilities include:

  • Educate public visitors at exhibits and around the zoo
  • Interact with visitors in the Zoo
  • Leading offerings like storytelling, games and art activities
  • Must be able to provide volunteer service a minimum of 2 weekend days per month

Why volunteer?

  • Make a difference
  • Meet like-minded teens and make new friends
  • Earn school community service hours
  • Increase animal knowledge
  • Gain work experience and build your college resume

To apply for or learn more about the Discovery Guide Program, click here. For additional questions, email Thank you for your interest!

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