The Central Park Zoo

Fun For The Whole Family

Categories: What to see - Parks
WHERE: Central Park & 5th Ave
OPENING HOURS: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
ACTIVITY: Sightseeing
Official site: Central Park Zoo

The Central Park Zoo opened in 1935 originally had both large and small animal but after the renovation in 1988 the zoo started concentrating on smaller animals and made the exhibits more suitable for the small scale of the zoo. Now it houses approximately 500 animals, representing the fauna of the three major climate areas: tropical, temperate and polar.

How to get to the Park

You can easily reach Central Park on foot. The Zoo entrance is on Fifth Avenue and 64th Street or alternatively 5th Ave and 60th Street right behind the "General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument". You can use the N R W Yellow Subway Lines and get off at the stop"59th street -5th Avenue" .

VIDEO - Irene @Central Park Zoo

You’ll be able to watch penguins, sea lions and seals during trainings and feeding demonstrations. At the north entrance to the Children’s zoo there is the Delacort Clock, every hour a parade of bronze animals circle the clock brandishing musical instruments and playing nursery tunes and such seasonal favorites as "Younger than Spring time" and "winter wonderland" You will see the panda camouflaging with the fall foliage and many more animals.At the Children’s Zoo, young animal lovers can pet and feed goats, sheep, and a pot-bellied pig.

Map & Video Central Park and the Zoo


Tickets for Central Park Zoo: Prices

The package include entrance + Tisch Children’s Zoo + 4-D Theater.

  • Adults $19.95
  • Childs (3/13 anni) $14.95
  • Senior +65 $16.95
  • Kids 0/2 Gratuiti

Here's where to find the animals and how to get around the Central Park Zoo
Zoo map

Photos in Central Park Zoo

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