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Prospect Park Zoo

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450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
+1 718-399-7339
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Great Place for everyone!

It's very walkable, lots to see! Staff is all very friendly and excellent for families and couples... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Super Cute Zoo

So this quaint little zoo is on Flatbush Ave across from the botanical garden. It's only $8 for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than 400 animals including Sea Lions, Hamadryas baboons, Red Pandas, North American River Otters, Reptiles and Amphibians, Pallas Cats, Hornbills and more. Small cafe and gift shop, barnyard with sheep, goats, cows.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea lions” (31 reviews)
“farm animals” (7 reviews)
“red pandas” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
+1 718-399-7339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very walkable, lots to see! Staff is all very friendly and excellent for families and couples or individuals too!

Thank A7FDthomasv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this quaint little zoo is on Flatbush Ave across from the botanical garden. It's only $8 for adults takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. There are exotic birds as well as animals; some of which you can actually pet and feed. The grounds are...More

Thank sherrilabelle
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Prospect Park Zoo and just felt like it was ok. It's very small with nothing very exciting. The Sea Lion Show was ok, it it had no seating. It is good if you are in the area and looking for something cheap to...More

Thank ErinKristin
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I went to this zoo the my son and grandson. The highlight is the sea lion show. However the other exhibits are well put together. Most are actually viewed from inside which is nice on hot summer days. The barn yard section allows kids to...More

Thank gbc777
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We took my almost 2 yr old daughter here over the 4th of July weekend to avoid the traffic of leaving BK, it turned out a lovely little afternoon. Just the right size for a pint size visitor. She enjoyed seeing the otter the most,...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

On the day we visited this lovely zoo, families outnumbered adult only visitors. It is a very manageable property with a nice variety of exhibits. Children's parties were in progress while we were there too. For a short day outing, this is a good place...More

Thank P B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I'm sorry not worth the price of admission.Eight dollars basically to see a very nice sea lion area.My wife and I stopped by yesterday, I grew up in the area and my mother use to take me here a lot I was very taken back...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Prospect Park Zoo is about 4.9 ha large and it is a zoo which is located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. The present facility first opened as a city zoo on July 3, 1935, and was part...More

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It was alright for a short day trip. Enjoyed the sea lion feeding, and the peacocks & other birds walking around was cool.

Thank Mildredb118226
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a very nice small zoo. Nice collection of animals, with a petting area where the kids can feed the animals

Thank YBC1268
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Patty D
5 July 2017|
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Response from suree | Reviewed this property |
just bought ours at the gate on the day
10 June 2017|
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Response from RachelRaven | Reviewed this property |
Street parking, as other recommend. You might have to drive around a bit, but we saw people pulling in and out easily in the daytime.
13 February 2017|
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Response from RachelRaven | Reviewed this property |
You could take a lot in in one hour; if you have children, give yourself too for slower walking and more stopping.