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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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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more...

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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Great for kids and easy to park!

Our Granddaughter from San Diego spends a month with us during the summer and Prospect Park Zoo is one of our day trips. It is so easy to park near and the zoo is really great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Atlantic Beach, New York

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Atlantic Beach, New York
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Granddaughter from San Diego spends a month with us during the summer and Prospect Park Zoo is one of our day trips. It is so easy to park near and the zoo is really great for kids. So whether you are a local or a visitor to Brooklyn give the zoo a shot and while your at it don't... More 

Thank Sapphire-Ed
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This zoo is rather small, but super nice. They have Sea lions show which is absolutely amazing! You need to see it! Also what is great, animals have a lot of space for themselves :) and for the first time in my life I saw otters and dingos!

Thank Ania K
Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lions, Tigers and Bears... Nope none of thise here. But there are seals and a petting zoo and penguins, and meerkats and snakes and birds. This is such a user friendly zoo. Spent many an afternooon here with my kids when they were small. Now when I go I watch the animals and all the wide eyed toddlers and harried... More 

Thank Oskar-Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a friends 3 1/2 year old there and we had a fantistic time. It seemed perfect for someone his size. We fed the ducks and saw all types of wild animals that were really within his eye range. Plenty of room to run as well. He was exhausted by the time we left, but it's not so big... More 

Thank Laura C
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Primarily for children and there were quite a few of them, but as an adult couple we still enjoyed ourselves as we just had some time to kill. The seals were very cute and talented. Enjoyed walking around and seeing a couple of animals, but there aren't a huge amount. Bring some quarters if you want to feed the farm... More 

Thank EsMr
New York City, New York
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place to take your young children to. Not a great big zoo kind of small but it's perfect for the 2-7 year old kids.

Thank carlito w
New York City, NY
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't expect a ZOO. This is much more mellow and friendly than any zoo I've ever been visited. My second favorite next to Berlin and Central Park. The worst being the Bronx and Phoenix.

Thank MonkeyBoy57
Killeen, Texas
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is great for the kids if you have any. There is a multitued of animal and plants and sea creatures.

Union, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 5 year old granddaughter here last Tuesday along with her nanny. When I mentioned that I had never been to this zoo, she had to show me every nook and cranny. Really a nice place. A tip: If you plan to eat there, they have tables and it is a pleasant setting but you should bring your own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 3 year old daughter and she loved it. It is a really good size zoo for younger children, they can feed some animals and there are some things to play on along the way. Whilst they do not have some of the bigger animals I think this is a bonus for younger children as our daughter was... More 

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