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Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn

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#3 of 9 in Outdoors in Brooklyn
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  • We visited Prospect Park Zoo and just felt like it was ok. It's very small with nothing very exciting. The Sea Lion Show was ok, it it had no seating. It is good if you are in the area and looking for...  more »
  • I went to this zoo the my son and grandson. The highlight is the sea lion show. However the other exhibits are well put together. Most are actually viewed from inside which is nice on hot summer days....  more »
  • We took my almost 2 yr old daughter here over the 4th of July weekend to avoid the traffic of leaving BK, it turned out a lovely little afternoon. Just the right size for a pint size visitor. She enjo...  more »
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  • Great experience! I don't know why it says people spend up to 30 minutes here, because I was there for an hour and a half! Nice variety of animals with fun activities like sea lion feedings and a barn where you can feed sheep, goats and cows. For a smaller zoo it has a lot to offer and I would absolutely recommend! Cute animals seem happy and the staff are knowledgeable.
  • This is a really nice, small zoo. It's great for kids because it's not so daunting as the Bronx zoo and it has many activities in addition to the animals. A little smaller than the Central Park Zoo (which is also fantastic for kids), the Prospect Park Zoo is a place that you could spend an hour running through, or a few hours, doing all that there is to be done. There are crafts by the meerkats, a feeding zoo, some structures for the kids to play on, peacocks (or peahens, not sure) which are ubiquitous to all of the zoos here, and plenty more. I highly recommend anyone getting a WCS membership because having this place available whenever is great for those days off from school since it is right on the park, and next to the Botanic Garden and Prospect Park Carousel.
  • For the size of the zoo it is nice. Most of the animals are kept inside, which is rare for zoos these days. They do have a petting zoo area where you can feed the animals. My favorite was the peacock today had free range of the entire place.
  • This is a great little zoo. Very good for families and kids. Small enough to see everything in an afternoon, but has plenty of interesting​ things to see. The have a small petting zoo. You can buy food from to had feed some of the goats and sheep.
  • Very nice but small zoo for a day visit, get ready for a walking day. My dad use to bring us here as kids, I've took my kids as well. This was very different zoo back then from when my dad took us. It's been updated nowadays. If your into family time spent in an outing, then this is for you. Plus you also have the Brooklyn Botanical Garden across the street to also enjoy, if you want to continue your family outing. It's a bit expensive, thats why i gave it four stars. So learn to save like I have. Buy your yearly membership pass that best fits your needs. It's also good for Bronx zoo, Central Park zoo and NY Aquarium. So four places to visit in a year time. Parking is free for Bronx zoo and NY Aquarium. Plus I pack up lunch/sandwiches, snakes, fruits and drinks; head back to the car for lunch time to eat. That's just another way to save money. You also get 10% off on shops and food purchases with your membership pass.

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