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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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Fun and interesting

Admission for kids 3-12 $5, Adults $10 Arrival We got there around 2pm on a Sunday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
St. Vincent
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Perfect for a young grandson

Easy access around this smallish zoo with many of the animals on display inside buildings making it... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Poway, California
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
+1 718-399-7339
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Admission for kids 3-12 $5, Adults $10 Arrival We got there around 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. Parking was hell. We literally double parked and waited for someone to leave, which was about ten minutes. We had a toddler in a stroller but there seemed...More

Thank MrsXM
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Easy access around this smallish zoo with many of the animals on display inside buildings making it perfect on a hot summer day and allowing our grandson to wander without worrying he'd get lost...the exhibits were easy for him to see and enjoy.

Thank Kitleyash
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Its a small zoo, you can be done with the whole zoo in less then 2 hours. Its great for smaller kids, who get tired easily. They have sheep that you can feed. You need to bring quarters to buy food.

Thank ellina520
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a relatively small zoo located on the edge of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, beautifully landscaped, and nicely laid out with various paths between animals. From the Sea lion court branch out the Barn, the Hall of Animals, Discovery Trail, and a building labeled...More

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

Thank A7FDthomasv
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 7 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 14 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
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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.