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Central Park Zoo

Neighbourhood: Manhattan
Features Animals
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Address: 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
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+1 212-439-6500
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30

Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more...

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.

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Bit of a New York City bucket list experience

A nice spot to wander, explore and gawk for a couple of hours. We arrived early and booked tickets online so getting in was a breeze. It's not big but there's still plenty to see... read more

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44 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice spot to wander, explore and gawk for a couple of hours. We arrived early and booked tickets online so getting in was a breeze. It's not big but there's still plenty to see - the bird aviary was a highlight for us.

Thank Kristen777
Phuket, Thailand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had not planned to go in the zoo, but am glad we did - to see Snow Monkeys, Snow Leopards, Penguins and Bears was pretty awesome! Kids were so taken with the experience we even ended up with Red Panda and Snow Leopard soft toys to take home!

Thank Nicola V
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to the zoo in the 1940's with my father before he was killed in WW!!. It was an iconic place where families put all issues aside and loved their children's delight with the aminals. I love the Brooklyn Zoo, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the beauty of the United States of American at that time. The Brooklyn zoo was... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't say Zoo is the last place you would visit in a new city, this one is different! If you like to have a fresh day walking around Central Park you HAVE TO visit this place. There are also workshops held, I attended a survey hosted by Professors of University of Surrey, google it, you will find similar workshops!

Thank FurkanYavuz
Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nicely arranged zoo with a rainforest, grizzly bears, snow leopard, snow monkey, and two shows featuring feeding the penguins and the seals. There was a separate children's farm which was great fun for feeding the farm animals. It is a small-scaled zoo but still worthwhile visiting, especially when travelling with the young and the little ones! Highly recommended!

Thank jkl615
Brooklyn, New York
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114 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What I like about it is you can get to the gift shop and the cafe without paying the fee to go into the zoo but I did go in and my favorite animal were the penguins. There were so many of them . The day I went was overcast so it wasn't too crowded for a Saturday

Thank Cassysj
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just an amazing experience! You can see a good variety of animals of very regions in the world, and the "shows" that they made when they feed certain animals are pretty good!

Thank José Pablo S
United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoo on the last day of our trip and it was a very quiet time we pretty much had it too ourselves. It's a small zoo and easy to walk around and view the beautiful animals. It is hard to believe you are in the middle of such a busy city. King Julian recommended this attraction to... More 

Thank DaisyV4
Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Central Park is a positive review, while the collection of animals is not comparable the Zoo located in Bronx.. overall, it is a good choice of attraction for holiday

Thank cakelover25
Longueuil, Canada
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387 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just to have a quiet time. Small zoo, but when we went, animals weren't sleeping. Price is correct. We sat near the sea lion bassin to relax.

Thank Stephane M

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