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Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-399-7339
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Ranked #35 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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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is the zoo that I take my grandchildren to most frequently, as I live in Brooklyn, and the zoo is just perfect for us. Small, but interesting. There are seals, a children's petting farm area, and the baboon exhibit is always fun ( thanks to the baboons!) The meerkats at the zoo are also fun to see. The zoo... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

So I may be a little biased, but I went to this zoo to specifically see the Pallas's cat. There are under 50 of them in captivity, and two happen to be at the Prospect Park zoo. I got exactly what I came for. A few moments with one of the animals I always wanted to see. Perfect. This zoo... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The art deco/style moderne buildings and landscape plantings are beautiful and well maintained.The zoo is very easy to get around, a good place to visit with small to medium sized children as they will enjoy the exhibits and nobody will be overwhelmed or exhausted.

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The zoo is a small one, without the more common large zoo animals. My three year old loved the sea-lions especially feeding time when the sea lions preformed some tricks. There were many unusual smaller species animals which were plenty fun to watch. The zoo is quite small and took us about two hours going through it very slowly. Bottom... More

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New York, NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Prospect Park itself is very beautiful, and you can find lots of things in the area. There is a huge park nearby, fountain, playground, and restaurants in Park Slope. I didn't expect it to be so beautiful. But like any pretty place in NY, space is an issue hence no parking. The zoo does not have free parking, you have... More

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Wayne , PA
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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