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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
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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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Mid sized zoo, excellent for kids

Mid sized zoo, was great for my 3 year old. If you are in the neighborhood it is definitely worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alex K
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I frequented here as a child. I wanted to give my daughter a little piece of NY history on coming here. She loved it. She's loves all things educational and all things animal. The place is a nice size with a good amount of exhibits to see. The price was excellent for entry as well as some zoos can become... More 

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went often as a kid, saw the animals, had crackerjacks, went on the carousel. I took my nieces and nephews and now they take their kids here. The zoo is better than ever. Great for little kids, much smaller than the Bronx and central park zoo's.

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Thank VFF63
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid sized zoo, was great for my 3 year old. If you are in the neighborhood it is definitely worth a visit.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us Brooklynites, Prospect Park is a lovely park. There are some trails that one can traverse, a great bike path, lots of bikers, barbecuers, and it's just totally pleasant to traverse. I recommend the area totally. The zoo is in Prospect Park. It's more natural than your typical zoos of lions, tigers and bears oh my!!!! A great place... More 

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Thank estherp618
Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this Zoo. The best part is that it is very compact and easy to see everything in a couple of hours. It isn't a Nohas Ark with all animals but what they do have is very well presented with lots of displays to interest children. The sea lions are a highlight with everyone at feeding time.

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Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're eastern Long Islanders, but with our youngest daughter living and going to college in Brooklyn, we've been to many spots in Brooklyn during the last 4 years. Our experience with our daughters and the Zoo in their younger years was always with the obvious 'Bronx Zoo' (which is by far the bomb...with the exception of the National Zoo in... More 

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Thank Steve T
Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo is small, but well-kept with some nice opportunities to be up close to the animals, such as the petting zoo area and the walk-through aviary. The big attraction is the sea lions, with trainers offering presentations at various times during the day. They also had some of our favorite animals, like otters, red pandas, and fennec foxes. This... More 

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Thank avidbeader
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Practically free visit to see a nice mix of animals. A great selection of monkeys from tiny to large with an excellent baboon exhibit (often with new babies). The petting zoo is good for kids (and adults that like llamas!) They used to have kangaroos in a walk through area and I'm looking forward to that area being redeveloped as... More 

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Thank Martin B
Wheeling, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The zoo is quite small but great to bring children. The barn area is quite interactive and children seem to really enjoy it! The sea lion show is probably the best thing about the zoo. But if you want to see a wide range of animals, go to the Bronx Zoo.

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Central New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Our family of four visited Prospect Zoo during our Memorial Day visit to Manhattan and Brooklyn. Although the zoo was small, we all had a wonderful time watching various animals and birds. Prospect Park Zoo is a relatively small zoo and since we only had a couple of hours this was perfect for us. Highly recommended.

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