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Discovery Kit

Discovery Kits

Location: The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Belvedere Castle, and Chess & Checkers House

Stop by our visitor centers and borrow a Discovery Kit for an in-Park adventure!

Discovery Kit backpacks are filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, a hand lens, colored pencils, and sketch paper.

  • Best for ages 6 – 10.
  • Groups of five or more may borrow kits by registering at least two weeks in advance. Group size limited to 30 students; please note there is a $20 refundable deposit for groups.
  • Reserve kits by calling Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at 212.860.1370, Belvedere Castle at 212.772.0288, or Chess & Checkers House at 212.794.4064.

If you have a question about Central Park Conservancy Discovery Programs, please email discovery@centralparknyc.org.

Discovery Programs are generously supported by The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation, and are additionally supported in part by the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in The New York Community Trust.