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Discovery Programs

The Central Park Conservancy offers a variety of educational programs and resources to help children explore Central Park and develop skills for learning and inquiry, all in the world's greatest outdoor classroom. These programs can be combined for an enhanced experience:

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Discovery Club for Families

This spring, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland – a unique living laboratory!

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Discovery Walks

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Discovery Walks with upcoming dates:
Beginning Birders
Belvedere's Kingdom
Living Laboratory
Time Travelers
Towering Trees
Woodland Wonderlands

Discovery Kits

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

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Discovery Journal

Discovery Journals

Enhance your adventure with a Woodland, Aquatic, or Garden Discovery Journal!

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Educator Programs

Programs and resources for educators and students correlate to learning standards and invite participants to discover Central Park's diverse ecosystems, appreciate these invaluable green spaces, and in the process, become dedicated stewards of urban parks.

If you have a question about these or any other 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.