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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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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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Beautiful Grounds, Entertaining Sea Lions

This zoo is located near downtown Brooklyn, across the street from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and adjacent to beautiful Prospect Park and it's carousel. Admission is $8 for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This zoo is located near downtown Brooklyn, across the street from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and adjacent to beautiful Prospect Park and it's carousel. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children and free for kids 3 and under. Don't miss the feeding of the sea lions (check the schedule). Some indoor exhibits of various small animals... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Prospect Park Zoo is an oasis in the middle of Brooklyn. Massive architectural structures, which, are historic. Tons of animals being taken care of.

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On a warm, sunny day we ventured to Brooklyn to experience the Zoo. The sea lion court is right at the front entrance, and it is quite large. The sea lions are so much fun -- they really seem to enjoy the little ones' clapping and screaming delightedly at their antics. Two trainers led the lions to clap, flip backwards,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I went there with 4 kids (ages 1.5, 4.5, 5, 6) and they all had the best day in a while. We spent there 3.5 hours, until the little one fell asleep standing... Highly recomended

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Norfolk, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Prospect Park Zoo is indeed small, but it makes up for it in content. I went with family (including a 5 & a 6 year old) and everyone had a very enjoyable day. I feel that this zoo may not be as interesting for preteens and teenagers. However, toddler to 9 year olds would be engaged with the exhibits, the... More 

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Portland, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

1 set of restrooms and water fountains on one edge of the facility. The outdoor walking area was nice, but uneven ground (and stairs at entry) was treacherous for our senior visitor. The baboon exhibit was the most fun. A bit expensive for a small zoo. good connections to bus transit (no subway)

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

very good for children, a farm, a few animals, the highlight is the monkeys and the sea lion feeding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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New York City
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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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