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Central Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain forest to view rare birds and icy Antarctica to view penguins and other chilly creatures.
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830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
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Reviewed today via mobile

Often mistaken for the home of Alex and his Madagascar friends. A visit in the colder months is best as the zoo is specially catered to cold weather exhibits I.e. sea lions, snow leopards, penguins, grizzlies, Japanese alpine monkeys , seals etc . Worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent 3 hrs here on the morning of our last day Was a bit unsure given the reviews but so glad we did well worth a visit to a zoo in the middle of a city

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite parts to my NY trip. Moderately priced compared to other zoos I've been too. Awesome views if the birds in the tropic zone and of the red panda and sea lions. We got so close to the sea lions...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BPotts420
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is small however in saying that there is a walk in aviary where the birds fly freely. It is within walking distance to the hop on hop off bus stop. There was a variety of animal species and we loved the two bears...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DurantFamily1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small zoo with just a limited variety of animals. It is convenient to get to - within walking distance of the Wollman Rink and the Pond. It's small enough to include as part of a visit to NYC and Central Park. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank P F B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small zoo, perfect for a quick visit and the snow leopards were amazing. Definitely the highlight. Red pandas were very active too which was nice to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 747travelfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised there was a zoo right near the heart of New York in Central Park. We had visited the park on a previous visit and never knew it was there. We loved all the animals, especially the snow leopard. The tropical bird enclosure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. Especially the tropical climate created for birds is very unique and psychedelic. Watching snow-leopards, one of the rarest species in the world was jaw dropping. Overall good experience, but the zoo is bit small compared to other massive zoos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yashmahendra13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not come the last hour because they start putting the animals away way before the zoo closes so that is disappointing. The employees of the children zoo were walking out before closing time so we didn’t get to see that section. The zoo is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trisha v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an adorable little zoo, with lots of great animals to see. I could sit and watch the seals all day! We also did the 4D theater which was better than any other 4D theater we've visited before and children's zoo was adorable!

Date of experience: November 2018
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3 November 2018|
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Response from harris_gaj | Reviewed this property |
It will most likely be below 50 deg . There are some indoor exhibits but you will be outside most of the time . There are a lot of indoor fun activities that you can do at other places like museum of natural history... More
31 October 2018|
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Response from luiscleghorn | Reviewed this property |
No way! This is a place to walk.
27 March 2018|
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