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Central Park Zoo

830 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
212 439 6500
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Ranked #313 of 858 Attractions in New York City
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are looking for a large zoo then this is not your place but if you are looking for an hour or two of relaxing zoo fun while in Central Park then this is the place. Also spent close to $40 for base admission if budget is a concern. They also have a nice petting zoo that is part... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We took our 14 month old granddaughter yesterday -- and all of us, grandparents, mother, and baby -- had a wonderful day. The zoo is small -- if you want big (lions, elephants, giraffes), come up to the Bronx Zoo (but the Children's Zoo is closed). So we managed to see everything in a few hours. The penguins were delightful,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The zoo is quite small, but rather beautiful. Only took an hour and half to walk around the whole thing, and that was at a very leisurely pace, but it was worth the money. The sea lion feeding especially is worth seeing if you can be there at the right time.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited this afternoon, lovely little zoo with what look like good conditions for the animals. The price is great value especially for new York. Our guidebook said allow 2 hours for a visit. You would really have to fly around to get it all seen properly in 2 hours. We had a problem trying to buy advance tickets online,... More

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The central park zoo is small, I mean really small. We saw the entire zoo in about 20-25 minutes. There was really nothing exciting to see except for sea lions and penguins. My kids were very disappointed because they were hoping to see big cats and large animals, but we saw nothing of the sort, maybe they were all sleeping... More

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Sorocaba, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Is beautiful, but too small. If you'll pay $12, I imagine to bigger, but... 2h is sufficient for visit all zoo walking slow.

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Montreal, Canada
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Central Park Zoo is a famous attraction in Manhattan, and having never been we decided to go see. It goes without saying that there is no parking to be found, so take the subway. It was less than a 5 minute walk from the nearest station. The general admission fee was rather modest at $12adult / $7kids, which included... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice zoo day for the family. Parking is not the best however it's NY so u just deal with it! The kids loved it! We have the zoo membership so it nice when to here when you don't want to walk the BX Zoo. A little hard with the double stroller. I would not bring it the next time. Food... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

With everything so grand in NYC we were expecting more of this zoo.Perfect place for someone with 1-4 year old kids since it is small enough for them not to get tired. Not worth the 12$ per adults.

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Panama City, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

a classic, must not miss spot! My nephew wanted to be in the same place where "Madgascar was filmed".. hahaha I had to explain to him that the zoo was an inspiration and that it really was not filmed there. But he was beyond happy and it was a dream come true for him. He "Smiled and Waved" to the... More

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