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Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-399-7339
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Ranked #37 of 112 attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Educational Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than 400 animals including Sea Lions, Wallabies, Red Pandas, Snakes and Prairie... more » Owner description: Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than 400 animals including Sea Lions, Wallabies, Red Pandas, Snakes and Prairie Dogs. « less
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New York, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The first thing that probably comes to most peoples minds when you ask about this zoo.. is probably "Tiny" Before i appreciate this place, to all the people cribbing about how small this Zoo is.. get over it. A Zoo doesn't have to span several acres of land having hundreds of wildlife species. Bigger is better, but what is important... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This isn't for those people who love big zoos. It's more like an animal farm which is nice to pass and see while exploring Prospect Park. I went here with my husband and 2 boys while playground hopping in Prospect Park and we all loved it. There is an area where you can pretend to be a turtle, spider, frog,... More

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Zanesville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was so disappointed in the number of animals to see at this 'zoo'. Other than a few baboons and some sea lions, there weren't many other things to see that I couldn't see at a farm in Ohio. As it is, I don't think $8 per person is a reasonable amount to charge. Or change the name to a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went on a Sunday morning with the kids, we had a really nice time. The park isn't too big and not too small. There is street parking for free too outside.

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New York City
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165 reviews 165 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A small zoo. Good starter zoo for young children to see a few animals and partake in some activities. Nice exhibits for the most part. Good petting zoo with farm animals. Baboon exhibit was great. Animals you'll see here that you won't see at the other NYC zoos: Pallas's cats and dingos. I was disappointed that there was no restaurant,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

As Zoos go, this is pretty small. You can go round it, in a few hours but it is a lovely zoo with a really welcoming atmosphere and lots of bite sized bits of info on every animal. They don't have any large animals but lots of monkeys, sea lions (with a show) and interesting birds. I had a lovely... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

well if you do and you loved it as I did, then you should go to the Prospect Park Zoo. They have Meerkats! This may well be your only chance to see them, unless you have a trip planned to the Kalahari Desert (sp) in Africa. Even then I understand they are not easy to see. It's not all Meerkats,... More

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New York City, New York
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16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The main court yard with the sea lions is really nice. A much more grandiose view/entrance than the Queens zoo. I think overall the Queens Zoo is better but the sea lion show is much better than the Queens one. They actually have a commentator. I guess you could say that the sea lion is their main attraction. The zoo... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

it was good but very small zoo.My son enjoy playing in the path.The only thing is was the transportation,the bus don't stop in front of the zoo so we had to walk a little bit

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This zoo is small and simple, and we went on the morning of July 4th when there weren't very many people around. It was perfect for a couple hours in the morning with my 2 year old. My kiddo loved the sea lions, petting zoo and walking along the easy trails. There are vending machines for snacks, though better off... More

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