Adult program lecture series education

Call to the Wild

Our adult lecture series focuses on topics and issues that are relevant in New York State today. See our Facebook Events page for up to date lecture details.
Call to the Wild is sponsored by Community Bank 

Garden Club volunteer

Garden Club

Gardens are a vital part of the survival of many native New York species. With a small staff, we rely on our amazing Garden Club volunteers to create and maintain beautiful spaces for our guests (& insect friends) to enjoy throughout the year.

To start your own garden, or volunteer to take ownership of an existing garden, contact us at 315-782-6180

Painting Classes

Canvas & Conservation

Create a masterpiece in the name of conservation! Our painting classes are available to book at your convenience. Have us come to you, or use our facilities to host a painting party that will ultimately benefit the conservation efforts of The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park.

Call 315-782-6180 or email

The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park is excited to offer programming for every age group - including adult programs. Looking for things to do in Watertown, NY? Check out our full list of adult programs and events on our Facebook Page. Sign up for a program by contacting Guest Services at 315-782-6180 or email