Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

A Central Park favorite for young visitors, Turtle Pond is home to five species of turtles who live there year-round.

Central Park Conservancy guides will share everything they know about these reptilian friends, including how they got there and their favorite spots for sunbathing. Learn about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful water body, and how hands-on activities help support the ecosystem. Tickets include a complimentary Discovery Journal for each child.

Recommended for families with children ages 5 years old and up, although younger siblings are welcome to join.

COVID-19 Health + Safety Policies

Ensuring the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the public is our top priority. Central Park Conservancy programs follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, and New York City. At this time, Conservancy programs do not require fully vaccinated individuals to social distance or wear masks; however according to New York State guidelines “Unvaccinated Individuals are still responsible for continuing to wear a mask, per federal CDC guidance.” Regardless of vaccination status, participants should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if they feel unwell.

Contact [email protected] if you need to request a raincheck for a future program due to illness or exposure to COVID-19.

Read about tour policies related to COVID-19, inclement weather, and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.