Central Park Zoo

Local nameCentral Park Zoo
LocationNew York City, USA

Located in the southern part of the Central Park, the Central Park Zoo is a relatively small zoo, which nonetheless showcases a large number of animal species, including rare animals like puffins, snow leopards or red pandas. There are 4D movies screened here, too.

Although there are three more zoos today in New York, Central Park Zoo is the oldest of them all. It opened in the 1860s, originally as a menagerie. It has undergone several reconstructions since then, the last of them in 1988. It was during this latest reconstruction that the animals were moved from cages to more natural habitats.

The entrance of the zoo is located on the corner next to the 5th Avenue, it can be reached easily by subway or by a bus, as there are several subway and bus stops in the vicinity. You cannot park your car at the zoo, however, it is possible to arrange an online parking reservation for a parking garage near the zoo via Parking Panda. If you want to save some money, the zoo offers a discount for online tickets after filling in a registration form at the Zoo’s official website.

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NYC Discount Card: Eat and Play from 25 USD

Opening hours

Summer season (Mar 30 - Nov 5):
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Weekends and holidays: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Winter season (Nov 4 - Apr 5):
Daily 10 am - 4:30 pm

Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.


General admission (purchased at the ticket windows):
Adults: $13.95
Seniors: $10.95
Children (3-12): $8.95
Children under 2: free

More information and contact

Official Website https://centralparkzoo.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/centralparkzoo

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CentralParkZoo

Email cpzinfo@wcs.org

Phone (718) 220-5100

Address 64th Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA

Coordinates 40°46'3.987" N -73°58'18.783" E

Tours and activities: Central Park Zoo

NYC Discount Card: Eat and Play

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Small Group Central Park Walking Tour

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from 35 USD

New York: 2-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tours

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