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Address: 830 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: +1 212-439-6500
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Description: Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more...
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.
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Love animals so it made sense to visit the zoo. To be honest there weren't as many animals as I was hoping but it was still a nice zoo. Worth a visit if you are visiting Central... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Love animals so it made sense to visit the zoo. To be honest there weren't as many animals as I was hoping but it was still a nice zoo. Worth a visit if you are visiting Central Park!

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was my first trip to the Central Park zoo and I loved it. I went with a friend and my 4 1/2 year old daughter and totally enjoyed the day. The perfect size for small children. I would totally recommend it.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was alright it was just something to do but the exhibit was boring and small not much to see but they did have little shows with the seals, and about the environment for kids and for adults but if you like animals go there but just to warn you dont expect to see to many animals there

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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Took the kids 10 and 14 to zoo while in Central Park. Great little zoo in a very convenient location! Bears, monkeys, snow leopards, red pandas and a great sealion show. Easy to navigate and even a place where kids can feed animals. Perfect place for 1-2 hours.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In my opinion the Central Park Zoo leaves a lot to be desired. The price is too much for what you get. There is nothing there even remotely interesting. And it soesnt help that I remember when it was a real zoo, with real animals.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

a tiny zoo, but with a terrific, varied collection. a wonderful stop that can easily be seen in its entirety in a couple of hours. (probably just the thing you want in a city that is chock full of things to do and see.) wonderful for children of all ages.

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Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having lived in the city for 30plus years, Central Park was my front yard, my back yard, my picnic grounds, my romantic strolls in the park, my son's playground from tot to toddler to teen. I could not imagine, not would I ever want to, NYC without Central Park. Truly the heart of the city: the zoo, ice skating, concerts,... More 

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had the best time at the zoo, was a little hard to find but was worth the time finding it. The sea lions in the center of the zoo was just the best. It was almost feeding time and they gave a great show because they thought we had food.

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New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've been here a couple of times over the past few years with family members. While this zoo certainly doesn't compare to the much larger Bronx Zoo, it's still pretty impressive and very convenient if you're visiting NYC. On a nice summer weekend the place is packed, but it's still manageable and lots of fun for small children.

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Fort Lee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Right in the middle of the city. Place is clean and guides know what are they talking about. Zootic is a good store and the cashier are really nice

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Address: Address: 830 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: +1 212-439-6500
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 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
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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