WCS's Central Park Zoo Opens Registration for Spring and Summer Programs

Adult and children’s programs are available


Register online for programs at: www.centralparkzoo.com

New York –– January 24, 2013 -- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo has opened registration for a variety of family, youth, and camp programs for the 2013 spring and summer season.

The zoo has created a variety of interactive programs for toddlers to teens. All programs include age-appropriate hands-on science activities, animal encounters, exhibit visits, and arts-and-crafts. Some programs, including the spring and summer Teen Internship include meeting zoo keepers.

For more information or to register for a program, visit www.centralparkzoo.com/programs, call 212-439-6583 or email cpzregistration@wcs.org. Space is limited. Programs sell out quickly.

Family/Youth Programs:

NEW Little Hatchlings

Ages 10 to 23 months, with adult

Participants will explore the animal world with their kids by singing songs, doing arts-and-crafts, and meeting some zoo animals.

Monday Series:

February 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 8, & 15

Time:

10 – 11a.m.

Fee for six sessions:

Members: $150; Non-members: $180

Toddler Time

2 to 3, with adult

Participants will meet a variety of zoo animals and take part in interactive classes that include movement, craft-making, cooperative play, and more.

Sessions:

Tuesdays: March 5, 12, 19, April 9, 16, & 23

Saturdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, & 13

Times:

10 - 11 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fee for six sessions:

Members: $150; Non-members: $180

Kinder Kritters

Ages 4 to 5, with adult

These interactive classes include hands-on activities, animal encounters, and fun activities at specific animal exhibits.

Sessions

Wednesdays: March 6, 13, 20, & April 3; Saturdays: April 20, 27, May 4 & 11

Time:

10- 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fee for four sessions:

Members: $100; Non-members: $125

Springtime On The Farm

Ages 4 to 6, with adult

Children will enjoy springtime at the zoo by learning about barnyard animals and meeting a special animal guest.

Sunday, May 5

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Fee: Members: $45; Non-members $50

Family Photo Series: Images in Spring

Ages 7 – 18, with adult

The zoo’s resident photographer will take participants on a walk through the zoo to capture spring-themed photos.

Sunday, April 14

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Fee: Members $45; Non-members $50

Mother’s Day

Ages 3 to 10, with adult

The zoo will host a family party in honor of Mother’s Day. An Animal Mom zoo scavenger hunt, Mother’s Day craft, treats for all will be part of the program.

Sunday, May 12

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Fee: Members $45; Non-members $50

Junior Keepers

Ages 8 to 10 with adult

Children will have an opportunity to work hands-on with keepers in caring for the animals.

Animal Behavior: Sunday, March 10

Primates: Sunday, April 7

Red Pandas: Saturday, May 11

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Fee: Members $45; Non-members $50

3 Session Series Fee: Members $135; Non-members $165

Adult Programs:

Conservation Connection: Project Penguin

Participants will learn about penguin conservation around the world and how keepers care for these polar birds at the zoo. Light breakfast is included.

Sunday, March 3

10 a.m. – Noon

Fee: Members $65; Non-members $75

Photo Series: Breakfast with the Birds

Participants will go on a guided tour of the Rain Forest with the zoo’s resident photographer and Assistant Curator of Animals, Sue Cardillo, to meet and photograph the colorful birds that live here. Light breakfast is included. Digital camera required.

Sunday, April 28

9 – 11 a.m.

Fee: Members $65; Non-members $75

Zoo Career Spotlight Series: Zoo Keeper

Participants will learn about what it takes to be a zookeeper by trying their hands at various keeper duties such as food preparation, giving enrichment to animals and more.

Sunday, May 19

10 a.m. – Noon

Fee: Members $65; Non-members $75

Summer Camp Schedule:

Toddler Camp

Ages 2 to 3, with adult

Sessions:

Monday, July 1 –Friday, July 5 (excluding July 4)

Times:

10 – 11 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fees:

Members: $125; Non-members: $140

Kinderzoo

Ages 4 to 5

Available Sessions:

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21

Monday July 8 – Friday, July 12

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28

Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2

Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16

Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30

Time:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: Members: $360; Non-members:$385

Week of Wildlife

Ages 6 to 7

Sessions:

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28

Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19

Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26

Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30

Time:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: Members: $360; Non-members:$385

Junior Keepers

Ages 10 to 12

Sessions:

Monday July 15 – Friday, July 19

Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23

Time:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: Members: $400; Non-members: $425

Teen Internship

Ages 13 to 17

Session:

Monday, July 22 – Friday, August 9

Time:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: Members: $1,800; Non-members: $2,000

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo - Open every day of the year. General Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $7 for children 3 to 12, and free for children younger than 3. Total Experience Admission is $18.00 for adults, $15.00 for senior citizens, and $13.00 for children 3 to 12. 4-D theater admission is $4.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. Zoo hours are 10am to 5:30 pm, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. For further information, please call 212-439-6500 or visit www.centralparkzoo.com

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Contact: 
Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org 
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

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