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“A gem of a zoo”
Review of Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Zoo
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Owner description: A kid-friendly zoo in New York City.
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Very few people who are not from Staten Island visit our zoo. They are missing out on a very nice experience. It's a relatively small zoo, much less overwhelming for children than a mega-zoo like The Bronx Zoo. The exhibits let you get close to the animals, and to see what I am told is the finest collection of rattlesnakes in the world -- fortunately all safe in glass-fronted tanks. Our daughter loved visiting there when she was young, and we can't wait to introduce her kids to it soon. Note that you may qualify for free admission with an NYC-ID card. The zoo is run by the Department of Parks and Recreation with support of a lot of volunteers and contributors. It's a great example of how well government can do something with the support of the community and really dedicated staff members. I would highly recommend a visit to the Staten Island Zoo for people of all ages. If you are driving from off of Staten Island, the zoo is about 10 minutes from the Verazzano Bridge, and 15-20 minutes from the New Jersey bridges. Please consider a visit to the zoo.
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The SI Zoo is a cute place to walk around with your children. I have been on many class trips with y students there and they always enjoy themselves.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We like our local zoo, good exhibits, superb snake and reptile collection.

We wish the zoo stayed open until 6 or 7pm on the weekend in the summer. We also could have done without the grumpy closing time announcements screamed at us over the loudspeaker system. COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT GRUMPY CLOSING TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS SCREAMED OVER LOUD SPEAKER SYSTEM.

Thank Dennis K
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Smaller than most, but it is very relaxing to walk around. I am a senior and my wife and I loved taking a casual walk throughout the zoo. Great way to spend a few hours.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A very small zoo. Great for a half a day visit. Recently remodeled. Not very big animals. Great to walk around for kids.

Thank Patricia P
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