Central Park Zoo 3.2 (reviews)

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About Central Park Zoo

Who knew that a trip into New York's Central Park would see you face to face with adorable penguins, or majestic lions? Well, that's exactly what can happen at Central Park Zoo!

From a steamy rainforest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat, Central park Zoo will take you on a journey past animals from ALL over the world.

There are a number of exhibits throughout the zoo, each one offering a glimpse into the lives and habits of some of the world's most beautiful creatures.

There are Grizzly Bears waiting to say hi, and the playful sea lions in their very own pool. 

The Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close, and enjoy hands-on fun with adorable barnyard creatures including goats. 

You might prefer to whisk off to Asia for a visit with red pandas, snow monkeys and cranes, or perhaps it's the Tropic Zone that takes your fancy. Here there's a startling variety of animals from the forest floor to the canopy, including a very entertaining troop of black and white ruffed lemurs. 

Daily bonuses include keeper talks, feeding and enrichment sessions and guided tours to get the most from the experience.

So why not walk on the WILD side during your next visit to Central Park. You never know what animals you just might meet!

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Adults $19.95

Children $14.95 (Ages 3-12)

Free Under 2 years.

Last Update 2023

Discount Seniors are $16.95

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Central Park Zoo FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Central Park Zoo?

Rest and re-fuel at the Dancing Crane Cafe! They are committed to providing Zoo guests and Central Park visitors with a wide variety of high-quality meals, snacks, beverages, and desserts

Any top tips when visiting?

Spring and summer are naturally high-attendance seasons, but they encourage guests to visit during fall and winter as well. When the weather cools off, many animals are more active and you'll encounter fewer crowds.

Does Central Park Zoo have a gift shop?

Visit the Zootique to shop for unique and wild items, including plush animals and children's books, as well as toys, games, and more. A gift cart is stationed outside during the warmer, busier months.

Teachers corner

They offer self-guided or guided tours around the zoo! The perfect adventure for students as the admission also includes entry to the 4-D Theater. Groups must be a minimum of 10

Does Central Park Zoo have healthy eating or Vegan options?

The Dancing Crane Cafe offers carefully prepared fresh and healthy choices.

Is Central Park Zoo fully accessible?

A limited number of free wheelchairs are available for rent on a first come, first served basis. All buildings are wheelchair accessible. There are some zones with steep hills and stairs, but they have an accessibility guide online to outline what areas are accessible.

Any additonal information?

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing