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Central Park Zoo

#104 of 1,103 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” (266 reviews)
“snow leopard” (132 reviews)
“red pandas” (87 reviews)
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830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001
+1 212-439-6500
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Reviewed yesterday

Plan on spending a couple of hours getting up close and personal with the animals. Penguin feeding times early in the morning are a must. The layout gives you great views of the animals even if they are sleeping. Clean, well maintained, great volunteer staff...More

Thank charlesacarter
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great Zoo for all ages and they have a children's zoo too. Off 5th ave in NYC second to none the zoo is fabulous! U can see the sea lions up close and all kinds of animals and birds from the animal kingdom! don't miss...More

Thank Marilyn b
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love Zoos. So, when in NYC we decided to visit Central Park Zoo and see what it was like. A quite hard place to find if you enter the park from any other entrance than the actual zoo one on 5th Ave it has...More

Thank Magmez13
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a few blocks from the heart of midtown, the Central Park Zoo is a wonderful escape. A select group of well situated animals (no nasty cages here) are visible with the help of the many friendly staff members. The Tropic Zone is excellent -...More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have two children ages 5 and 2 1/2. This zoo was perfect for them. It was small enough so that both could walk around without strollers for most of the day. The exhibits were at eye level for children, and there was plenty to...More

1  Thank lilwas24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on a Tuesday at 10 am, the bears were not out nor the monkeys. Compete and utter tourist trap. I would have rather taken the 31 bucks in tickets and went to the Bronx zoo. You might as well enjoy Central Park by skipping...More

Thank PresPJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central Park Zoo is very small, but it's still pretty good being that small. We saw snow leopards, two of them actually, which to my understanding are usually quite elusive and keep hiding in the bushes. These two almost seemed to pose for the people...More

Thank h h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit New York several times a year and usually stay near Central Park, a convenient location. For some time I had wanted to visit the zoo, which is often captured in movies set in New York City. The zoo is smaller than I had...More

Thank Anita J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small zoo, which I like. Easy to get around and not too much walking if you have small children with tired legs. My only negative would be that there weren't very many staff members by the animal enclosures to ask questions, in fact...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect - something between Madagascar and a City zoo (?) but found it a reasonably priced zoo with well laid out enclosures covering a range of climates. Enclosures put the animals needs first, so not so many big cats but...More

Thank Kevin D
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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 M | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
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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.