Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Discovery center
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Location: Inside Central Park at 110th Street, between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Contact: (212) 860-1374

The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center was opened in 1993 as one of the Park's main visitor centers.

Named after Charles A. Dana, former editor of the New York Tribune and mediator between General Grant and Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, the Discovery Center holds a multitude of educational workshops throughout the year.

In addition to hosting environmental programs for children, the Discovery Center also teaches kids about wildlife firsthand.

The Catch and Release fishing program at the Harlem Meer includes complimentary instruction, poles, and bait. This activity is primarily geared toward children ages 5 to 15.

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