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Central Park Zoo

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  1. Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher
    Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher


  2. Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher
    Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher


  3. Photograph: Dennis DeMello
    Photograph: Dennis DeMello



Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

More than a million visitors a year flock here for quality time with some 130 species that inhabit this 6.5-acre corner of Central Park. Don't miss the Allison Maher Stern snow leopard exhibit, where tots can look for the critically endangered cats in a rocky evergreen landscape meant to replicate the mountainous regions of Central Asia. Visit the frigid penguin house to see the gentoo and chinstrap penguins waddle, and try to spot king penguins. At the Amphibian Crisis Center, children can observe jungle frogs, poison-dart frogs, Surinam toads and tons of other little critters. Your fam can also gape at a giant indoor ant farm complete with interactive "I Spy…" challenges or explore the outdoor Tisch Children's Zoo: It houses more than 30 species, including goats and cows that enjoy being petted.


enter at Fifth Ave and 64th St
New York
Subway: N, R to Fifth Ave–59th St
$16.20, at the gate $18; seniors $13.50, at the gate $15; children $11.70, at the gate $13; children ages two and under free
Opening hours:
Daily 10am–5pm
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