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“Quick outing with toddlers”
Review of Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo
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$15.00*
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Admission Ticket
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Leah Z
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Reviewed September 22, 2014

Loved, loved the sea lions. Make sure to coordinate so that you time the feelings correctly. Beautiful landscaping. Great for kids

Thank Gee007
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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.

Thank tnteacher2210
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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 vastness as you sometimes can when you're at larger zoos. This is definitely a great place to bring children. Convenient bike parking out front, though unfortunately not very much of it so keep that in mind when attending during high season.

Thank sypremeks
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Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

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 main entrance for the ramp. Otherwise, you must maneuver down 2 flights of stairs.

The bird sanctuary was terrible and very disappointing! This was going to be the highlight of the trip after going through the awesome one at the Queens Zoo. Small is an understatement. There were three birds in it and two were the same. They must have severely made it smaller for some reason unbeknownst to me. Walk in and out in 15feet. Strange.
There is also a barn area where you can feed the animals. The seals are fed on a schedule posted.

The gift shop is VERY small and not with good choices. The food is in here, too. All cold options: salad, sandwiches, chips, yogurt and fruit, all pre-made items. Bring your own! There are about 4 tables to sit and eat inside and about 10 outside. Watch out for the free roaming peacocks!

Park on the street without meters. But good luck! During peak season it looks to me that the parking could get tight. If you pass the zoo it will take you 15 to drive all the way around. Make the quickest and safest u-turn and try again! Total time to do everything: 2 hours.

Thank JCakes
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