Zoos & Wildlife

Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn, NY

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11225 Number: 718 399 7339 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Ever think you would have a day out in Brooklyn surrounded by animals? 

Well, there is 12 acres of wilderness in the heart of Brooklyn, and it's known as Prospect Park Zoo and this WILD attraction can be the destination for your next family day out!

Prospect Park Zoo is home to domestic farm animals, nocturnal creature zone, and reptiles, animals and amphibians from all over the world, and they are ready to meet your family!

Kids can come face to face with species such as Golden Lion Tamarins, Baboons, Aracari and Marmoset. 

Discovery Trail is fun for kids to explore as they try and spot the Red Panda draped over a branch enjoying a midday snooze!

Right in the heart of the park you can find the sea lions which tend to be some of Prospect Park Zoo's most popular residents. Watch out, they can be noisy!

Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. Some of the smallest residents are in the Hall of Animals, including the popular dart frog.

The Discovery Center is designed to connect the younger visitors with nature, and help build a conservation ethic that lasts throughout their lifetime, so it's a great stop for them! Here they can interact with animals, and even conduct a pretend vet check up!

Don't miss the sea lion training sessions too, where kids can see these fun creatures in action.

Plenty of animal fun in Brooklyn for the family to enjoy! So why not pop down and say hi to the adorable creatures that call it home!

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How much does it cost?






$6.95 (Ages 3-12)



Seniors $7.95


Free Under

2 years


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Additional Information

Themed birthday parties also offered.

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A Family Zoos Plus Membership gives you unlimited access to the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo for one year for 2 adults, up to 4 children, and a guest for one year for just $199.95!

I'm Hungry!


The Prospect Park Zoo has fresh dining options available for guests. Stop by the Sea Lion Store and Café featuring freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, and lots of healthy snacks. Also available: ice cream, Dippin' Dots, candy, and Green Mountain coffee.

Healthy Eating You can bring your own lunch and enjoy it outdoors on the picnic tables!

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Where is it at?


The zoo is located near numerous subway and bus stops. You can take the Q, B, or the local Franklin Ave. Shuttle (S) to Prospect Park Station, or the B41 local bus to the entrance on Flatbush Ave. Parking is not available at the zoo itself; however, free parking is available on Flatbush Avenue.

Teachers corner


There are self-guided tours available, as well as guided experiences, and outreach programs too! They offer student rates for those K-12, and the group must be a minimum of 10 people. Book in advance!

Can I get one of those?


Souvenir and plushies shop available.

Need a little extra help?


Most of the zoo and exhibits are accessible. There is an accessibility chart online where you can see what exhibits feature what terrains. A limited number of free wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis.

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When can we go?

Open 10am. Close: (late Mar to early Nov) 5pm weekdays, & 5:30pm weekends / holidays then 4:30pm daily rest of year

Open 365 days a year!

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