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Discovery Programs

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

Get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more as you explore Central Park’s urban forest! This five-part interactive series takes you on a immersive woodland adventure that engages the whole family. Sessions available during the spring and fall for families with children in grades 1-4.

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Discovery Walks

Take a trek with Conservancy experts and learn about Central Park's landscapes through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits.

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Discovery Kits and Journals

Stop by our visitor centers and borrow a Discovery Kit for an in-Park adventure! Enhance your adventure with a Woodland or Aquatic Discovery Journal.

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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.

These programs are additionally supported in part by the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in The New York Community Trust.