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Address: 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
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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My husband and I are on vacation and the Prospect Park Zoo was one of the places we wanted to visit. My husband been living in Brooklyn for about 8 years and still has not visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Carine L
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are on vacation and the Prospect Park Zoo was one of the places we wanted to visit. My husband been living in Brooklyn for about 8 years and still has not visited this Zoo. So I thought $8 admission fee per person wasn't too bad, especially knowing it will be put toward caring for the animals.... More 

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Thank Carine L
Brooklyn, New York
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31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you find parking or hike from the subway you'll enter a pleasant place. Many interesting wildlife very well displayed. Cute shows and knowledgeable staff. I deducted a star because of the accessibility which is challenging.

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Thank Mario T
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

easy, everything is close, lovley place, nothing to eat so you'd better eat before coming, effective and beautefull place

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Thank Tatyana O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love, love, love the Prospect Park zoo. Set up in the same manner as the one in Central Park, this zoo gets five stars for cleanliness. Every visit has been seamless and an absolute pleasure. The animals in the petting area are always well groomed and appear as "happy" as a zoo animal can appear. My toddler never comments... More 

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Thank Sabrina G
Walt Disney World
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Mercedes M
Brooklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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Thank Alex K
Brooklyn, New York
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169 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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Thank Nedless
Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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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