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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
+1 212-439-6500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cost is low and it is a lovely place to spend an hour or two. Both of our children enjoyed the zoo and they are 19months and 8 years so plenty for different ages.

Thank M4B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even though the zoo was small it was a lovely thing to do! It had much more animals then I expected and the sea lions where definitely the main attraction

Thank Abbie D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Central Park Zoo is a great pocket of fun for families to spend some time exploring, it’s not huge, but everything is well laid out. My son loved watching the sea lions splashing out the water, and seeing the penguins diving, he loved the tropical...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes about 90 minutes to tour the zoo (just the animals), and it’s well worth it, with a great lay out means you won’t miss any part. 1030 is penguin feeding time, not sure how they work out who they have fed. Then 1130...More

Thank Gerbra_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"I do believe it's true!" We bought our tickets from the website in advance and got 10% discount and access to the 4D cinema and children's zoo too. We got there at 10am as it opened and it was very quiet (which was lovely) it...More

Thank Samiqua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner didnt plan on visiting here but am so pleased we did. I think it cost us $12 each and with that you got to go in the kids zoo and tbe the family zoo. The kids section is very small and...More

Thank sunkissedbeauty7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect with Central Park actually having a zoo, feels like a different world from the hustle and bustle just blocks away. This place is pretty small and you could probably get around in an hour or so, decent sized seating area...More

Thank ScottyG81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is a small zoo, but it's nice to see some of the special animals since you are already in the park. It's small but maintained very well and you can see some rare animals like the Penguins. They have built a special temperature...More

Thank Ady_mukerjee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the tiniest zoo I have ever seen. There are very few animals and not much to look at. So surprised since the movie really hyped it up. The bird exhibit is nice and it was warm there since when we went it was...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is very small and when the official website says people spend on average 45 minutes here that would be about right. The bird enclosure had some interesting species but it was very hot, humid and smelly. All the enclosures are small and look...More

Thank 643victoria
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22 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
14 July 2017|
Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
It's not big. Two hours max will do it for sure.