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Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-399-7339
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Ranked #33 of 114 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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Wayne , PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Celebrated my 3 year old granddaughters birthday here with about 30 others. Enjoyed a wonderful program in our private room, and was ushered to petting zoo where we fed animals. Seal feeding time afterward was a big hit with the little ones (not part of the party), and the surrounding buildings and walking trail were relaxing and fun for kids... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The zoo has trees shade lovely trails, it not expensive to go in and you can spend a great day with the kids. It's too bad they that in the main entrance they don't mention that there's another entrance (from prospect park) that suitable for strollers! cause otherwise you're about to carry the stroller through lots of stairs up and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This Zoo is smaller and more compact than NYC's two larger better known Zoos in Manhattan and the Bronx. The animal selection here is smaller but one benefit to that it is it offers more petting zoo opportunities for young ones. Don't take this review the wrong way, it is worth visiting for those who have families but for those... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Prospect Park Zoo is a great place to take your little ones on a morning or afternoon, it is inexpensive, will only take a couple of hours, isn't a lot of walking, has the necessary facilities, and they will see some wonderful animals. My 4 rating is really an average of a 5 for young children, to a 3... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

the zoo is great. but the workers!!!!! good grief!! it is for kids. stop getting mad at them. stop yelling at them to "get down!" a kid tries to give a weed to the goat , they get mad. only if you give the handful of food that you have to buy then its ok? you can stuff their faces... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I took my daughter to this zoo after lunch at Chavela's. We arrived at 3 pm (Wednesday) and it was just the perfect time. Just few people there so we really enjoyed the experience. Small zoo but great for the little ones. What a great afternoon in Brooklyn

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New York, New York, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 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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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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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