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Central Park Zoo

#106 of 1,111 things to do in New York City Features Animals
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” (273 reviews)
“snow leopard” (135 reviews)
“red pandas” (92 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
+1 212-439-6500
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a well thought out small zoo with a small number of well cared for animals in good sized enclosures.....my guess would be that historically there were bigger animals held here....but as zoos have developed and become more sensitive to the needs of the...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Zoo is Completely overrated. They have like 10 animals. The only reason I did not give it a lower rating is because admission was cheap.

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 2 days ago

chasing the Penguins and seals back and forth, back and forth. its small, likely known for its location and that cool monkey clock that rings every hour in the free section. THe Bronx Zoo was better

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was our final few hours in New York when we were here back in October 2016 it was a cold drizzly day and after going round a few shops myself and my partner decided to come to the Zoo it's small but there is...More

Thank David0ff82
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is not a big zoo but the landscaping is beautiful and there are fountains and benches to enjoy the cooler temps and watch birds, animals, families, and fountains. I got there just as the 2:30 penguin feeding started. There are three types of penguins....More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

No, there are no large animals like in the movie Madagascar ;-), the zoo is really small and can be covered in an hour. It is however very well maintained and has attractive habitats. The rare snow leopard is perhaps worth the visit of the...More

1  Thank ChrisHaenen
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small zoo. It doesn't take long to see. But it is simply beautiful. The gardens and fountains are as wonderful to see as the animals. We also really enjoyed the 4D theater experience.

Thank distortiongirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance prices was ok $12 adults $7 so decided to visit the famous zoo. However, I was sadden to see such small enclosures for the animals, particularly the sea lions, snow leopards and grizzly bear. It's a small and compact zoo, which for toddlers...More

Thank armo0102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is lovely with beautiful flower gardens but if you want to see animals, don't bother. The grizzlys and snow leopards were nowhere to be found. All the exhibits are behind glass. Just not worth it.

Thank funtraveling_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiny zoo filled with depressed animals in small enclosures. Can't believe it's still opened. So sad. I feel awful for the animals.

Thank Emma C
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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.