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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
+1 212-439-6500
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

As city zoos go it’s not the biggest but there is a good range of things to see here and adds variety for the family after a walk in Central Park and/or a museum visit. Our highlights were the penguins and the bears.

1  Thank 61martin
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Thought it might have been a bit bigger,not much to see. Was a warmish day so most animals were in the shade and not out to see. Only a small charge to get in.

1  Thank Tamara C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Not much to see for the price. Took about one hour to see everything at a very slow pace! Good for smaller kids but some animals we could barely see in the exhibits, the best one was the tropical forest and the sea lions! We...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Been to New York a number of times but never made the Zoo. Brought my young son this time who was keen to go. Wasn’t disappointed, typical classy Central Park attraction!

Thank Fraser L
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I hate to be negative with reviews but I'm sorry, I come from near St. Louis which has one of the largest zoos in the country...AT NO COST!! This "zoo" was a joke! The only positive to the visit is we got in for free...More

1  Thank aschenavar
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We came to the zoo on a Saturday afternoon. It was tolerably crowded. The cost was $20/ adult and $15/ child from a park kiosk, slightly cheaper online. The best route is to head straight ahead from the entrance, enter the Tropic Zone, and continue...More

1  Thank Sean C
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo today. Entry for 2-Adults and 1-Child was $55, so not bad. That included entry into the 4D Ice age show. It’s actually a very small zoo and you can easily get round it in just one hour. No lions, zebras, giraffes,...More

1  Thank DaveTun
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This zoo should be free. It hardly has no animals. It's deserted.The buildings have animals. A lot of birds, in one. A lot of penguins in another. And, one or two in all of the outside areas. Very poor.

1  Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This zoo is quite small, but really beautiful. The exhibits are so thoughtfully laid out in that there are multiple places to view each habitat and you are very close to many of the animals, more so than in a traditional zoo setting. We felt...More

1  Thank Lana C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I gave 5 stars because the zoo is beautiful.. I though the animal habitats were well designed, the animals have water and shade, and the whole zoo is nicely decorated. It's a very enjoyable zoo. But it is very small.. so don't set up your...More

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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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