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Central Park Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Central Park Zoo may be small but it is great to visit. If some animals are not in view you can easily come back later for another look. Plenty of restrooms and cafe for drinks and snacks. The red pandas are beautiful and the seal...More

Thank meandmybloke
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the zoo for the second time with my family. It is small and some animals I did not see, like tiger (for the second time). At this point my answer is: there are or not some animals illustrated in the map? I...More

Thank Memole00
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the zoo today and was surprised to see how small it was and that there wasn’t a wide variety of animals. The ones we saw looked happy enough and the staff were friendly and happy to talk about the animals with enthusiasm....More

Thank tws973
Reviewed 5 days ago

The highlights of this zoo is the sea lions and the ice age 3d show. This was my first visit there and I totally enjoyed the park on a whole

Thank R0sie_4247
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you’re looking for something fun and quick to do in New York City with small children the Central Park zoo is it. It’s not overwhelming or overpriced. We saw everything in about an hour and a half with my grandkids ages 9 and 6....More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting more but satisfied enough with what I saw. My main visit was to see the snow leopard which I have from a distance. The design of the zoo is fantastic but not many varieties in there. But taking the kids to a...More

Thank blacktown2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant little zoo with some unusual animals, snow leopards and snow monkeys! Enjoyed looking around at the many animals and the talks about them, the one about the sea lions was the highlight for our children!

Thank holmesfamily2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place took no more then an hour and a half to walk through but it was a great way to kill some free time we had. I thought it would not only be a small zoo but that the animals wouldn’t be that impressive....More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came from Mississippi and decided since we love animals we would like to see the zoo. This zoo was small and took us all of about 30 mins to do the entire thing. Although small, it is very well laid out and the zoo...More

Thank chrystals1204
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very friendly zoo, my sons love all of it. My baby girl love the penguins and the monkeys. The animals look very healthy wich is good as an example of good administration.

Thank Luis Carlos C
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27 March 2018|
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Response from briantrotter73 | Reviewed this property |
everything is included in general admission apart from the 3d cinema.... we visited in February if i was you i wouldn't pay extra for the cinema but it's great value for money
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20 February 2018|
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri between April 1, 2017 and November 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Response from Dilip P | Reviewed this property |
Definitely yes for farm animals. You can buy animal food close to where the animals are. You need quarters and they have change machines where there are machines for food. Animals are very well trained and young children can... More