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Central Park Zoo, New York City

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Zoo / Aquarium
Located in New York’s most famous park, Central Park Zoo houses over 150 different animal species. The compact 2.6 hectare (6.5 acre)-zoo has three major exhibit areas: tropic, temperate, and polar. Meet red pandas, snow leopards, dart poison frogs, lemurs, golden weavers, and more. Visit the children’s area to feed grain to friendly sheep, alpacas, and potbellied pigs. Other zoo activities include the penguin and sea lion feedings, and an immersive movie experience at the 4D theater for an extra fee. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Central Park Zoo by using our New York City holiday planner.
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  • Visited the zoo after a horse and carriage ride around Central Park. The zoo was a lovely addition to the day. It is small and only spent about an hour or so there but none the less enjoyed it. Animal...  more »
  • I can't blame the Zoo as it's very clean, well signposted lovely little zoo and feel it's a must visit place in NYC. However the day we went it was 90 degrees so the Snow Leopard, Grizzly Bears and Pa...  more »
  • You can go back and back. It's always something new and exciting. I love the great ape exhibit and when it gets to hot to go to the reptile are.  more »
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  • Perfect for a toddler's day out. It's a small zoo and very easy to navigate. The bears, the peacock, the owl and the sea lion show were the highlights for us. There's also a petting zoo which is fun for kids (make sure to wash hands thoroughly after). Avoid the 5D experience - the glasses are wrinkled, lines can be long and it's just not worth it for 10 minutes of a story that makes no sense (we saw the Ice Age show).
  • Really pretty place and animals have big space with trees, water. When you're there you don't feel like it is inside so big city. Awesome.
  • I love it here. I take my daughter at least twice a summer and I have very fond memories and photos. I urge everyone who has never taken their child or children to do so because it is a magical place where animals and children can interact.
  • The zoo is very conveniently located in the middle of Central Park, so you will have to walk a bit to get to it. Parking in the city, like I'm sure you know, is very difficult I plan ahead. Ticket prices are reasonably priced and the attractions are definitely worth it. For a city attraction it is not as crowded as you would expect. The facility is very well maintained.
  • Great zoo, Smaller so easy to conquer in a day but size does limit it. Animals are well kept healthy and the staff is great. A fun stop for tourists meandering around the central park area.