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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay in New York we felt we should visit the zoo It's set in a beautiful location and is easy to get to via bus Only $12 per adult to get it in, which is a date admission. It is a very small...More

Thank kat250187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come from Westchester County where we have the Bronx Zoo. So when i am in NYC and the WCS (wildlife conservation society) has the Bronx Zoo, Central Park zoo, prospect park zoo, queens zoo and New York aquarium zoo, of course I’m going to...More

1  Thank Robyn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm very particular about the zoos I will visit. The idea of animals being plucked from the wild and put on display for our entertainment makes me feel ill, but if the organization is making an effort to conserve wildlife I'm all for it. I...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in NYC, in Central Park, so of course a trip to the zoo was a must. When I paid I didn't think it was too bad of a price, but then when we walked around and saw how small it was, I felt...More

1  Thank wonderlust86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even on a cold November day, there were still lots of people. It's definitely a treat, with lots of exhibits and friendly and fun staff. check out the childrens zoo too and the theater.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I will start by saying my 10 yr old daughter loves Red Panda and as soon as she saw they had some there, it was a must see. The cost of admission was really reasonable. we did not get the 4D movie option. I think...More

Thank lisa3970
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Very cheap to get into, easily accessible from the park and simple to navigate. But it’s old, tired and quite sad. The animals aren’t in a breeding program, there’s no welfare work. They’re literally locked up here for us to gawp at. Small enclosures, animals...More

3  Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

As the title says, we loved the zoo so much (honestly it's great value for money) that we went on the first day and the last day of our holiday - I could have watched the sea lions for hours. Really helpful staff, not too...More

Thank Aliciooop
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Although this is a small zoo, there is a lot in it, and definitely worth a visit. Was very impressed

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great place to spend a few hours watching seals, bears, penguins, and leopards. Even at midday on a nice weekend, the park wasn't unbearably crowded.

Thank Josh T
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11 December 2017|
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Response from kat250187 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. we paid cash. I'm sure if you email them via their website they would be able to answer your question kat
13 July 2017|
Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
It's not big. Two hours max will do it for sure.
13 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a whole day there. I disagree with some of the others here, you need more than two hours at Central Park. I'd say minimum 4 hours.