Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
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 Grand 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.