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Central Park Zoo, New York City

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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. Add Central Park Zoo and other attractions to your New York City trip itinerary using our New York City trip builder website.
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  • A small zoo in Central Park but good to spend an afternoon with the family but no more. Not to expensive for entry. But if visiting NYC with children and Central Park has to be on the list of places.....  more »
  • I've been to many other states & zoos. Sand Diego, Dallas, Denver, Anchorage... this one beats them all. Clean, easy to view animals... very active. Small but lots to see!  more »
  • Small but fun zoo experience while in Central Park on a Saturday. The tropical exhibit is neat, since it's all open and there's birds everywhere. We enjoyed watching the penguins. The feeding is just someone giving them fish. The sea lion feeding was really awesome. Close to feeding time they start hamming it up for the people gathering. At showtime they put on an awesome show and are very well trained. The trainers incorporate their checkups within the tricks which is a great idea.
  • Well worth the price of the Total Experience ticket. Great to visit at opening to see the animals at their most active time. We love visiting this zoo in the winter because of the very warm Tropic Zone building and because many of the outside animals are very active in cool weather. 4D theater is a must but can be a scary experience for some small children.

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