Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn

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#4 of 15 in Outdoors in Brooklyn
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  • This zoo is small but we had a good time, a great way to spend a few hours. It was tidy and clean and the animals seemed happy, there is a petting farm where you can feed the goats and sheep which is ...  more »
  • Compared to other zoos around the world that is very simple. Has no large animal (such as elephants, Lions, zebras, etc). The farm is pretty cool for younger children and the show with the sea lions, too.
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  • The zoo is small compared to others but is very clean,cute and great for kids.Not to many exhibitions either. The section of the petting zoo is cool. Tip: bring a cup, a small bag or something to hold...  more »
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  • Good small zoo for a family with kids. Unlike other larger zoos there are no long walks her, so the children stay captivated throughout the visit and there is a good seating area that is pretty close to everything so the whole family could quickly hop over for a snack before continuing the walk. There are many interesting exhibits but the highlights for us was the nice seal show that everyone could enjoy and the theater-like area where you can sit down watch baboons through a large wall-to-wall-ceiling-to-floor window. My kids also loved the beautiful peacock that are roaming around freely between the visitors and the small bridge over a ponds where they could stay and watch the swans and discover turtles and other hidden creatures. Street parking was a challenge and you might want to consider using public transit to get here.
  • Yay! Love the petting zoo. Also, close to the carousel, so makes a great day out with a little one. I wish there were better options for food so we can comfortably spend the day there without having to lug our own food. But overall, love our local zoo!
  • Always a nice place to visit, nice small zoo with about 2 to 3 hours of time to spend. Hard to spend more time as most of the place is only visual but fantastic for a relaxed visit and exccessable to strollers
  • A wonderful little zoo. Though not as large or showy as a lot of the other NYC zoos, a LOT of love goes into this place, and it shows! Not necessarily a prime stop for tourists with limited time, but for New Yorkers, this is a gem; a smaller, more intimate, and quieter zoo than the others.
  • Very small zoo, although there are some nicely presented exhibits. As usual though I felt somewhat sorry for some of the animals especially one very lonely looking cat. I visited in winter, naturally the experience would be far better in summer.
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