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Central Park Zoo

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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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“sea lions” (289 reviews)
“snow leopard” (148 reviews)
“red pandas” (106 reviews)
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830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
+1 212-439-6500
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I’d always wanted to visit this zoo since watching Madagascar years ago! There was a large variety of animals to see that were well cared for. We had a brilliant afternoon and thought the entrance fee also offered great value!

Thank A_Cable_Guy
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a small zoo in Central Park ideal for trips with children. Allow a couple of hours including refreshments. No large animal except a couple of grizzly bears. Relatively cheap for a NY activity. Enjoyed it.

Thank Sam13-Shane
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

great little zoo. not much too it, you can cover it in about 2 hours but perfect for little kids who get over things quickly. displays are great, nice and clean and the seals are definitely a must!! the cafe there isn’t too bad either.

Thank Trevor O
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

You would think the Central Park Zoo Cafeteria, in one of the jewels of Manhatten, would be good. Probably pricey, but good. You'd be wrong. Microwaved pizza and hot dogs under heat lamps. Yumm. The pricey does apply, though. For about $50 dollars, a family...More

Thank Tom I
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here on our first day in NY and went in the morning. The zoo wasn't too busy and fairly priced (£12 for an adult). The zoo has different areas and is easy to navigate around so you won't miss anything. Paths are stroller...More

Thank Accountant_eats_out
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This zoo is smaller than most zoos but it has a great layout, its well maintained and its fun. The quality is worth the visit to enjoy the animals they do have - particularly on a nice day.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My teenage son and I were wandering around Central Park on a lovely sunny Sunday morning and decided to pop into the zoo. It was very well maintained and compared to some zoos I’ve been to it was “bite size” and easy to get round...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

now I'm not a zoo lover but really enjoyed it. the penguins were great and really funny to watch. the snow leopards were mesmerising and beautiful. we were hoping to see the bears but they were sleeping in their cave so only saw their heads....More

Thank bandrlewis2011
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Three of us went to this zoo. We were on a schedule and wanted an activity for a few hours. What a pleasure! We worth the price. Have fun!

Thank 235macea
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Central Park Zoo is relatively small. There has an interesting collection of small tropical animal (birds, monkeys, etc.). Also there is beautiful white tiger, but in my opinion The main attractions are the Grizzly bear and the penguins (as in the Madagascar movie). It...More

Thank Manuel M
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21 January 2018|
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Response from Jess D | Reviewed this property |
There are the sea lion feedings where you watch the zookeepers feed and inspect the sea lions right in the centre of the zoo. There is also a Tisch Children’s Petting Zoo (included in the admission price) whereby animal... More
12 December 2017|
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Response from kat250187 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. we paid cash. I'm sure if you email them via their website they would be able to answer your question kat
13 July 2017|
Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
It's not big. Two hours max will do it for sure.