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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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Worth a stroll if you are in the area ...

Having read numerous reviews prior to attending this venue, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, and found it an enjoyable experience. Despite its size and limited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Having read numerous reviews prior to attending this venue, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, and found it an enjoyable experience. Despite its size and limited number of animal species, there was enough of interest to make it worthwhile. And don't forget it only cost $8 to get in, so you can not expect much more. For... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have a hard time classifying this little enclave as a zoo, but I suppose there are no regulations against it. It's a cute little place, with about 5 different types of animals (might be exaggerating there), and is a good way to kill an hour if you are in the neighborhood anyway (and have a Zoo membership, otherwise it... More 

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NJ
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30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed a couple of hours at this small zoo in Prospect Park. Be sure to visit the Discovery Trail (Easy to miss- on the left hand side when you come in from the south entrance from within the park). It winds around a wonderful pond full of turtles, several animal displays, a small free flight aviary and a pond... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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81 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was a wonderful visit with three young kids. Lots of hands on and Wow experiences for the little ones. Need a ramp for the strollers and better food for the kids.

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New York City, New York
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49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Prospect Park Zoo is a very good park to visit. It has some really nice animals both outside and inside the premises. I was very impressed how clean and organized the zoo is. The staff are very helpful and the visitors are there to have good fun. Very impressed overall. Could be a bit larger like the Bronx Zoo... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We love this zoo, even thought it is small for the entry price and the parking is nonexistent. The animal enclosures are clean and the animals all seem healthy and happy. We will be back.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Cute touchable animals small enough for the little ones not to get tired walkingThe sea lions where great too

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

i love my prospect park we always park on the west side of the park there is a picnic area jogging walking suntanning there is a kids playground and zoo and its just a wonderful relaxing serene park and its huge

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Dyer, Indiana
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While visiting family in Brooklyn, we checked out the Prospect Park Zoo and had a fun couple of hours there! This zoo is quite small, but also has a comparatively lower price ($8 for adults) than other, larger area zoos. Don't miss the sea lion feeding/show - what a fun time, definitely the coolest part of our visit to the... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 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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