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“my kids like it!”
Review of Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Zoo
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Owner description: A kid-friendly zoo in New York City.
Reviewed October 10, 2013

it is a very good place for the young children. we especially like the animals at outside. you can find the peacocks everywhere!

Thank alicegu2013
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"on wednesdays"
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"few hours"
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"fun afternoon"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

the staten island zoo is a great attraction for the kids. it's small, with lots of things to keep the kids busy. there are none of the larger mammals such as elephants, lions, etc., but they have a great reptile collection, animals from africa and australia, and lots of fish. there are plenty of fenced-in farm animals that can be fed by hand (you have to pay for the food--$.50 for a small amount of feed) and petted. even better, be sure to take the kids to the kid's korral. there is a $1 per person admission, but they can actually get inside the pen, right next to the alpacas, goats and sheep, who are just waiting to be fed and petted. and there is a lot of room for the kids to run. there are also some larger-than-life sculptures of turtles, snakes and frogs that are made for climbing. and as a bonus, parking is FREE, and you can BRING IN YOUR OWN FOOD! how often does that happen? (there is a cafe, with the usual franks, burgers and fries.) all in all, a nice day trip for the little ones.

Thank arthur w
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

this is a small zoo on a beautiful small parklike area of Staten Island. Perfect for a day with small children. Remember Weds afternoon is FREE and there is plenty of parking on the Clove Lakes side of the park.

1  Thank KathyD504
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This zoo caters to the 2 years to 18 year old...many interactive learning exhibits (e.g., listen to the heartbeat of a snake...docents with small animals that kids can pet...etc)

It covers all continents and has a wide variety of wildlife (from tarantulas to lemurs)...

Also a cool little play area behind the museum with oversized bronze animals that kids can play on...

Bring your own food! the cafeteria has pretzels, popcorn, etc... no healthy options, just carbs!

Thank charles d
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

A small, accessible zoo with one of the largest reptile collections in the country. The petting zoo for younger kids is particularly lovely. A great trip for kids and recently renovated.

Thank Marian F
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