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Central Park Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 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
+1 212-439-6500
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Central Park Zoo is a famous attraction in Manhattan, and having never been we decided to go see. It goes without saying that there is no parking to be found, so take the subway. It was less than a 5 minute walk from the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This zoo is terrible. I've never seen such miserable animals in such cramped conditions. We left after 15 minutes as we couldn't stand the sorrow on the animals faces. I actually hate myself for playing any part in their suffering. Should be shut down.

8  Thank shoesies79
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Reviewed 2 days 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!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A cozy little zoo, not too many animals. a nice activity fo do for a couple of hours. Fun to see the bears and the red panda :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was raining when we got to the zoo but that wasn’t the problem with our trip to the zoo. I couldn’t help notice the lack of directions within the park as we walked in circles. The bathrooms were clean and that brought my...More

Thank Edhybet F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I must admit that I was surprised how cheap it was to enter the Zoo and it didn’t take long to find out why. It’s actually nowhere near as big as I expected and when a major exhibition is closed (the Sea Lions) it doesn’t...More

Thank michaelpr2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here on our last morning in New York. You can hardly call it a zoo it’s so small and barley any animals. The animals that are there are cooped In small areas one we saw just paced up and down in front of...More

Thank tribbs89
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish they had better signs around Central Park. We found the zoo and enjoyed seeing the animals. Later we were looking for the dairy and an employee from the zoo was very helpful and walked us around and showed us where to go. Wish...More

Thank pahl0w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little zoo in Central Park, was full of all different types of animals. The central park zoo is very family friendly place to take the whole family. Also a excellent place to take pictures and just in join all of the amazing animals. The...More

Thank cmassie22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting New York City, my kids, who are YouTubers, wanted to check out the Central Park Zoo. Why? Not because it is the biggest or best zoo, but because they saw it on the movie, Madagascar. Kids are easily influenced by movies and pop...More

Thank TonyCoolidge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely day out, right in the heard of Central Park. Even just walking to it is a nice way to spend time. It is a small zoo, but it has enough to entertain children for a few hours. The bird aviary is...More

1  Thank RavenousReader
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours tops here on our last morning in the city. On a beautiful crisp and sunny winter morning we enjoyed strolling around and seeing the limited collection of animals. The sea lions and penguins were a highlight. It was nicely...More

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3 November 2018|
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Response from Harris G | 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.
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