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Prospect Park Zoo

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Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: +1 718-399-7339
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than...
Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than 400 animals including Sea Lions, Hamadryas baboons, Red Pandas, North American River Otters, Reptiles and Amphibians, Pallas Cats, Hornbills and more. Small cafe and gift shop, barnyard with sheep, goats, cows.
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This zoo is a lovely small place to walk around and relax. It may be a bit compact but it is very educational and the variety of animals are great. Its a bit out of the way since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Queens, New York

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you have a day off with kids, and you wish to kill a few hours and enjoy too, this is one of the best places to do it, they have feeding time for seals, some farm animals, and 3 indoor exhibits, which provide rest for a hot day, also a small cafe, and a nice trail, not to much... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This zoo is a lovely small place to walk around and relax. It may be a bit compact but it is very educational and the variety of animals are great. Its a bit out of the way since most of my time is spent in Manhattan but it is truly worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Prospect Park Zoo is a relaxing, educational place to spend a couple of hours. It's a small zoo, and when I go, I mostly see preschoolers with their moms. I recently visited with my 16 year old and my husband, and we had a lovely time, so this is a zoo that all can enjoy. There is a farm area,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We enjoyed some areas more than others. The sea lion & seal show was quite good and the circular pool & rock environment is nice and makes it easy to see. Other areas were sort of dirt/gravel trails with not as impressive exhibits. To be fair, we went late in the day and did not get to see the whole... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Having read numerous reviews prior to attending this venue, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, and found it an enjoyable experience. Despite its size and limited number of animal species, there was enough of interest to make it worthwhile. And don't forget it only cost $8 to get in, so you can not expect much more. For... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have a hard time classifying this little enclave as a zoo, but I suppose there are no regulations against it. It's a cute little place, with about 5 different types of animals (might be exaggerating there), and is a good way to kill an hour if you are in the neighborhood anyway (and have a Zoo membership, otherwise it... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed a couple of hours at this small zoo in Prospect Park. Be sure to visit the Discovery Trail (Easy to miss- on the left hand side when you come in from the south entrance from within the park). It winds around a wonderful pond full of turtles, several animal displays, a small free flight aviary and a pond... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was a wonderful visit with three young kids. Lots of hands on and Wow experiences for the little ones. Need a ramp for the strollers and better food for the kids.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Prospect Park Zoo is a very good park to visit. It has some really nice animals both outside and inside the premises. I was very impressed how clean and organized the zoo is. The staff are very helpful and the visitors are there to have good fun. Very impressed overall. Could be a bit larger like the Bronx Zoo... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We love this zoo, even thought it is small for the entry price and the parking is nonexistent. The animal enclosures are clean and the animals all seem healthy and happy. We will be back.

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Additional Information about Prospect Park Zoo

Address: Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: +1 718-399-7339
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
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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