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Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
+1 718-399-7339
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Ranked #32 of 92 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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...
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Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Monsey, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We recently visited Prospect Park Zoo with our 3 year old and 1 year old daughter. They both enjoyed the attractions. The zoo is clean and up to date. We enjoyed that some of the animals were allowed to roam freely, rather than being confined to a cage. We actually got to see a beautiful peacock from up close. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I'm the author of a couple of guidebooks and about a thousand articles about Brooklyn but for some reason hadn't been back to the zoo for years. I went recently, and just loved it. It's intelligently designed, clean, fun, and great for little kids in particular. There's also a fun Halloween event. If you want to read more: http://brooklyn.about.com/od/kidfriendly/ss/Prospect-Park-Zoo-Visitors-Guide-Where-It-Is-When-to-Go-What-to-Do.htm

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Brooklyn
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is not a destination for NYC tourists, but a great activity for Brooklyn's youngest residents. The petting zoo is always a hit and the baboons are fun to watch. Combined with other area attractions (Botanic Gardens, Central Library), part of what makes Brooklyn special.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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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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82 reviews 82 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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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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