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Central Park Zoo

#100 of 1,099 things to do in New York City Features Animals
830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
+1 212-439-6500
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
+1 212-439-6500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Firstly my score is not for this as a tourist stop it is for $12 a pleasant little Zoo in the middle of a large city with Interesting animals . But what shocked, and upset me frankly ,was that this Zoo has bred two lovely...More

Thank alan252
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a nice way to spend the day. Start with a picnic in Central Park and then take the kids to the Central Park Zoo.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful place to take small children. the Zoo is in the middle of the city, it is small, not lots of animals, but it is fun. The kids liked the bear and the petting zoo.

Thank Apeisach
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with 2 kids age 12 and 9. They enjoyed the large selection of animals and informative displays. We particularly liked the bears and the enclosures you could walk through! The 4d cinema experience was worth the long wait.....we all thought it was very clever.

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Zoo is small but a really great added stop while walking through Central Park. The tickets are priced well and the Sea Lions are adorable. Definitely stop in and see for yourself!

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is probably the place that you can not miss in a trip to new york with children. It is a fantastic zoo imna very small area that the adults and children will love because it is a very nice place with different animals ,...More

Thank guerreroguarello
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took our two small granddaughters and their parents for late morning and early afternoon visit. It was a nice way to spend a pleasant day. Not many animals but enough to keep the young ones happy and interested. Plenty of food and things to do.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot of exotic animals, but the admittance to the park doesn't cost that much and it will suit families with young children. Has a cafe with rest rooms and seating. Almost feels like you're not even in the city when visiting this zoo,...More

Thank Lillian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on father s day. It was very hot. The zoo is very compact. The bears 🐻 was okay the 4d cinema was a great treat. To escape the heat. The price was ok the food in the cafe was adequate.

Thank patorourke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Zoo is very reasonably priced but is very small and took us around 45 minutes to get around it all. The zoo is very clean and well signposted but overall as a zoo it's disappointing.

Thank Rocketmandan6761
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Are there bike racks available to lock up our bikes during the visit?
5 June 2017|
Response from jfs0192 | Reviewed this property |
There are bikes everywhere in Central Park and I do recall there being some bars but not immediately outside more towards the children's zoo. Hope that helps?
Is there a way I can purchase tickets online? I live in England and the website is dollars
5 February 2017|
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Response from CMurray88 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them on the website but it's just as easy to get them on the day you want to go when you're there
Titus T
How long does it take to walk through the whole zoo?
23 October 2016|
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Response from Gerry K | Reviewed this property |
We chose this because it is a small zoo. We wanted to feel that we saw everything (the much larger Bronx Zoo is at least a full day experience and you still feel you've missed something) You can zip through in an hour or two... More