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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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830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
+1 212-439-6500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like any other zoo, the animals don't do much. Everything is layed out very simple. Kids everywhere so it is definitely family friendly. Just something to do & cheap.

Thank sokphannary
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been alone with my 2 sons, 5 months and 18 months. Couldn't go practly anywhere because you have to put your stroller away and walk the show room by foot. All zoo's we been visiting with the kids have normal passes for strollers. Tip (...More

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We only did the zoo but there are other chargeable kids activities going on. Well kept Zoo that looks small but grows once you're in there.

Thank laneybobs62
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the admission cost was not expensive, we still felt that we overpaid. This was a huge disappointment with the majority of the sights being the birds.

1  Thank maritimer_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I went here during a recent trip to NY, it is quite small, but is also not expensive to enter. The Sea Lion pool in the middle is well worth a visit, as is the Grizzly Bear enclosure which has lots of...More

Thank HatfieldBandit08
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the entrance fee was pretty expensive, but there again there was more inside than we thought at first. The central pond with sea lions in it was a big disappointment and at first we thought that was pretty much it, but then we...More

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just sad. Small enclosures for the animals. Doesn't seem to have cha ged much overr the years. Much better zoo experiences in other places in the world. Granted, it is NYC and space is an issue...still...wished I had not gone there.

Thank debbauer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I just got back from a NYC weekend getaway. We are 24 and 26 and had a fun stop at the zoo recently. I had read on here prior to going that it was a smaller zoo and only good for a...More

1  Thank raachmyers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to New York with my family and decided to take my son to the Central Park Zoo. He really enjoyed himself and the zoo is just the right size for toddlers who can get a little rammy after awhile. Sadly some of the animals...More

Thank mrs_un0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manhattan and Central Park deserve a better zoo. The location at 64th and 5th is a classic, but the size and the variety of animals inside are of an average zoo in any American or European city. Explanations are not very detailed, and have nothing...More

Thank Dan R
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14 July 2017|
Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
It's not big. Two hours max will do it for sure.
14 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
Melissa G
7 July 2017|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they accept the cool culture pass. Free admission for 2 adults and 3 kids.