Acorn Theater

Summer Weekend Activities

There is so much happening at the Central Park Zoo this summer, especially on the weekends! We’ll have experts stationed around the zoo to help you have the best possible experience during your visit. Join us for a live program in our Penguins & Sea Birds exhibit as you watch our exciting penguin feed. Go on an adventure in our Tropic Zone and have a Tropic Explorer help you uncover some secrets of the rainforest. And, make sure to catch a live performance in the Acorn Theater in the Tisch Children’s Zoo with puppets, songs and audience participation! There is something for everyone this summer at the Central Park Zoo!


Penguin Feedings

Watch the gentoos and chinstraps feast on fresh fish, and get the inside scoop on the colony during the penguin presentation. A zoo docent highlights the exhibit’s special features that help recreate Antarctica in New York, and answers visitor questions.

Sea Lion Feedings

At the heart of the park, bark hello to the sea lions, meet their devoted keepers, and take time to smell the roses. The sea lion feed is a visitor favorite, showcasing the acrobatic talents of April, Clarisse, and Scooter.


4-D Theater

When the last blue macaws on Earth, Blu and Jewel, are captured by a gang of greedy bird smugglers, they must work together despite Blu’s inability to fly. Join them as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to escape the claws of evil cockatoo Nigel!