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Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: +1 718-399-7339
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 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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Best Zoo Ever!!

We've visited several zoos up and down the east coast. I don't know if it was the day we happened to be here or what but this zoo was so much fun!! All the animals were out of in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We've visited several zoos up and down the east coast. I don't know if it was the day we happened to be here or what but this zoo was so much fun!! All the animals were out of in plain sight. I don't think we went to one exhibit where we didn't find what we were supposed to be seeing,... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I grew up in Brooklyn, across the street from Prospect Park. my Brother and I loved the tree filled park, the flowers, huge lake for fishing & boating, hills for snow sledding... and the Zoo. We vwent often to the Zoo. One day we decided to give a "treat" to the animals, so bought about 20 pounds of cabbage at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

For a small city run zoo, there is plenty to see and keep the kids entertained. A walk in the park before or after is highly recommended.

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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52 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

For $8 an adult this place is great for a half day out in Brooklyn. We went on a freezing day in December and still had a great time. There are plenty of animals for you to see from around the world and a few interactive things for the kids to do around the zoo as well. This place is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is our local zoo and even though it's very cute and not crowded I would not recommend it to people from out of town. The Bronx and Central Park zoos are better. If visiting Brooklyn, the Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park (where the zoo is located) are in the top 5 destinations so definitely check those... More 

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Monsey, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We recently visited Prospect Park Zoo with our 3 year old and 1 year old daughter. They both enjoyed the attractions. The zoo is clean and up to date. We enjoyed that some of the animals were allowed to roam freely, rather than being confined to a cage. We actually got to see a beautiful peacock from up close. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I'm the author of a couple of guidebooks and about a thousand articles about Brooklyn but for some reason hadn't been back to the zoo for years. I went recently, and just loved it. It's intelligently designed, clean, fun, and great for little kids in particular. There's also a fun Halloween event. If you want to read more: http://brooklyn.about.com/od/kidfriendly/ss/Prospect-Park-Zoo-Visitors-Guide-Where-It-Is-When-to-Go-What-to-Do.htm

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is not a destination for NYC tourists, but a great activity for Brooklyn's youngest residents. The petting zoo is always a hit and the baboons are fun to watch. Combined with other area attractions (Botanic Gardens, Central Library), part of what makes Brooklyn special.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Loved, loved the sea lions. Make sure to coordinate so that you time the feelings correctly. Beautiful landscaping. Great for kids

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The zoo is a great idea for young kids.It is small but very affordable for a couple of hours. They have a petting zoo and different kinds of animals. The best time to go is on a hot day because they do have air conditioning buildings.

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