Central Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 59th St • 5 min walk
  • Lexington Ave / 63rd St • 8 min walk
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  • HClaire68
    Pulborough, United Kingdom209 contributions
    Saddened by size of enclosures
    I expected more from America in relation to welfare of animals and was shocked by the size of enclosures for these poor inhabitants. The bear and snow leopard enclosures are woefully small and the animals have been clearly affected. A bear was abnormally pacing and showing concerning signs as was a snow leopard who had a ridiculous amount of space to roam. The aviary too was over-populated for its size - in fact there was not one area that I thought provided a suitable habitat for its occupants. Whilst the zoo would argue it’s all in the name of conservation, I was saddened by the environment provided by an organisation that claims to care.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Sam
    Washington DC, District of Columbia11,995 contributions
    Zoo
    Visited the Zoo in the Central Park. Paid $13 for the limited admission (no kids zoo or movie theater). It’s small, nothing special but worth walking a bit and it’s something to do if walking around the area
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • The Trusty Trip Gal!
    England, United Kingdom113 contributions
    Pleasant Afternoon At The Zoo
    Located in Central Park the zoo is a breath of fresh air! It’s not too expensive to enter I think it was about $13 maybe? There are quite a lot of animals, birds, lizards, penguins and much more to see! I really enjoyed my afternoon at the zoo! The only downfall for me was I felt that some of the enclosures were too small for quite a few of the animals, especially the bears. Maybe look into expanding the park if possible or try making the enclosures bigger and more homely for them? But overall the animals were great to see and it’s a lovely little break from the busy city.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
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Imogen H
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Honestly felt so sad after seeing how tiny the enclosures were here, the red panda and bear were just constantly pacing in their enclosures. Was heartbreaking to watch. Expected so much better.
Written 23 November 2023
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Tristan S
Tulsa, OK4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Had a wonderful visit attended zoo, we love very much the exhibits and practically all included in our tickets, seeing the pingings was fun and cute, the kids love it
Written 7 November 2023
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Antonia C
Dunblane, UK18 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Rich with greenery, especially for the snow leopards and reptiles. Not sure about the poor brown bear pacing sadly 😞
Written 22 October 2023
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The Trusty Trip Gal!
England, UK113 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Located in Central Park the zoo is a breath of fresh air!

It’s not too expensive to enter I think it was about $13 maybe? There are quite a lot of animals, birds, lizards, penguins and much more to see!

I really enjoyed my afternoon at the zoo! The only downfall for me was I felt that some of the enclosures were too small for quite a few of the animals, especially the bears. Maybe look into expanding the park if possible or try making the enclosures bigger and more homely for them?

But overall the animals were great to see and it’s a lovely little break from the busy city.
Written 11 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sam
Washington DC, DC11,995 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Visited the Zoo in the Central Park. Paid $13 for the limited admission (no kids zoo or movie theater). It’s small, nothing special but worth walking a bit and it’s something to do if walking around the area
Written 11 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HClaire68
Pulborough, UK209 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I expected more from America in relation to welfare of animals and was shocked by the size of enclosures for these poor inhabitants. The bear and snow leopard enclosures are woefully small and the animals have been clearly affected. A bear was abnormally pacing and showing concerning signs as was a snow leopard who had a ridiculous amount of space to roam. The aviary too was over-populated for its size - in fact there was not one area that I thought provided a suitable habitat for its occupants. Whilst the zoo would argue it’s all in the name of conservation, I was saddened by the environment provided by an organisation that claims to care.
Written 7 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tessa A
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Business
The enclosures are too small. The bears and snow leopard were clearly distressed. I went with a school group and the kids were disappointed with the experience. Just plain depressing.
Written 6 October 2023
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Matthew C
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
The zoo was lovely it was sad that so many of the exists were under contruction. We were walking past alot of empty or under construction animal enclosures.
Written 17 September 2023
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Lorien
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
Paid $39 each for me and my partner and was shocked at how small the Zoo is. Definitely not worth the money.
Written 8 September 2023
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Veronica W
4 contributions
I could only give a 4 star. The most amazing thing is the fact that such a big city has made space for a zoo. However, we didn't need 2 hours to complete it. Maybe we would have if we had children. There was a good variety of animals.
Written 5 September 2023
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