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“Just the right size but skip the 4D movie”
Review of Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
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Ranked #110 of 1,120 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Oasis of wildlife in downtown Manhattan where visitors can encounter more than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats, including a tropical rain forest to view rare birds and icy Antarctica to view penguins and other chilly creatures.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

I tend to think that zoos around the world are pretty much the same, but we had a look in at this one and it was just the right size - the big aviary to walk around in was probably the most interesting part, but the 4D movie went for about 6 minutes and wasn't worth the extra charge - skip it. It's very popular so be prepared to wait a little while in the queue.

3  Thank Thunderchief
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you have children or are looking to pass a few hours then worthwhile. We ended up there on a Monday after going to a museum that was closed. Doesn't seem to be a lot of room for the polar bear and the snow leopard was nowhere to be seen. Enjoyed the sea lions and thought their handlers were very good. Summer opening hours (March 23 - Nov 3 2013) are 10am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 5.30pm weekends and holidays. Smoke-free park.

Thank Kirsty-kid
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The animal exhibits themselves are very spacious and nice! Make sure you pop in. It won't take long to see everything.

1  Thank TravelDeMistyFied
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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Had to visit while we were there. Nice little zoo. Not a lot of animals here but worth the admission cost

Thank 4StonesinSydney
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Although the zoo is in the park and promises to be exiting it is not that great. It is only great because you realise you are in a big city watching a polar bear, or a penguin. That's it basically

Thank Lambirdy
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