Central Park Zoo

Zoo
Central Park (btwn E 63rd & E 65th St)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 439-6500
Monday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:30pm

Tips

  • A peacock once escaped from the zoo and settled into the fifth-floor ledge of an Upper East Side building, capturing the attention of kids, cops, tourists, and Rupert Murdoch.
  • The zoo was not part of the original design for Central Park but spontaneously evolved in 1859 from gifts of exotic pets and other animals informally given to the Park.
  • See more than 130 species spread over six-and-a-half acres.
  • Watch the sea lions get fed at 11:30am, 2pm and 4pm and penguins at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Then feed barnyard animals on your own at the Tisch Childrens Zoo. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Chill out with some penguins at the Central Park Zoo.
  • Spend a day at the zoo and learn about wildlife!
  • I recommend the Spider Monkeys. I do not recommend the Churro. Avoid the Churro.
  • Watch them feed the Sea Lions.
  • Be sure to check out the Penguin house and watch the sea lions being fed.
  • Small zoo...the sea lions are nice.
  • Must go to the children's zoo and 4D ice age movie
  • Better than Bronx Zoo.
  • Always a fun place for kids. Schedule accordingly with the sea lion feedings.
  • You'll Fall in love at first sight of the sea lions!!!! Go there first!!!!!!!!
  • Look for the sea lions u'll love them at first sight!!!
  • Feed goats at children's Zoo!
  • The sea lion feeding and 4D theater were awesome - buy tickets online in advance
  • Be sure to buy tickets online beforehand so you can avoid waiting on a massive line on a nice summer day. We love to come here to watch the sea lions be fed.
  • Little ones can feed and pet friendly live animals or play (and learn) in a variety of simulated animal eggs, shells and habitats. Dont forget to pay a visit to the endangered red pandas!
  • The line for tickets is usually long and always slow-moving. You can buy your tickets on your phone (centralparkzoo.com/tickets) at a 10% discount and they'll scan your phone at the entrance gate.

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
767 5th Ave (btwn E 58th & E 59th St)