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Central Park Zoo, New York City

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a very small Zoo. I think it's better suited for parents with children than grownups, but I like the environment it is in. Very relaxing. You'll see it in about 20 minutes. 
  • It is smaller than i expected but covered my expectations. If you visit the Central Park you cannot leave without visiting the Zoo, its a great place to hang out with family and kids. The animals seen...  read more »
  • Central Park is a small zoo with little animals, these enclosures are but with love and zumgesetzt details. Many Zusatzinformaitonen not only as a text, but also to the touch and experience make your visit special. Highlight they are Snow Leopard and I can highly recommend the Red Pandas
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  • Not the largest zoo around, you can see the whole thing pretty sufficiently in about 2 hours. The price is very affordable, $10 gets you in the door, and there are a good selection of animals here. There's also a number of feedings to catch -- most impressive of which is the sea lion show, but it's also fun to see the penguins.
  • Visited with 3 young kids and they simply enjoyed every minute of it. A city day trip with animals to boot! Food and concessions available.
  • A smaller zoo in the city, but what a great use of the space! The tropical house is truly a gem - and a must see on cold winter days for the warm up!
  • This is a cool place. I love all the animals. I was lucky enough to be alone by one of the bear enclosures and took the opportunity to pass some wind, that is the fancy way of saying I farted like a blimp was deflating in my colon. A few seconds later a family with three young children walked over, one of the children remarked, "Who farted?" and they all looked at me. I said, "I heard the bear do it a minute ago." The bears farting behind a glass enclosure defense might not have been the best response, as they saw right through it, including the cross-eyed mother. I ran out of the area, tripped on their stroller and upon landing passed a bit more wind. But even with all this embarrassment the zoo is so amazing that I had a great time overall. Because I got a scrape on my knee and didn't cry like a big boy, my wife let me get some cotton candy.
  • A wonderful small zoo. I personally think this may have been designed for kids. I as a parent enjoy every corners. I often come by just have my little one to eat at the cafe, without getting in to the zoo. More serious (and adult only) observers must visit the Bronx zoo, in which one day visit is barely enough.
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