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Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
+1 718-399-7339
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Ranked #35 of 117 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, Hamadryas baboons, Red Pandas, North... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I have always loved the Bronx Zoo, and made frequent trips there. For the first time, we recently made a trip to the Prospect Park Zoo. While it was definitely much smaller, it was lovely and had a nice variety of animals. A good part about the size is that you don't feel as overwhelmed by the... More

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Bayside, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Compared to other zoos it is quite small but I still think it a short worthwhile trip. The exhibits are smaller animals, expectedly, but a nice variety. They have a couple of activities for small children to do. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits. If you have a stroller or wheelchair you have to walk down the block from the... More

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New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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