This is a very small zoo, probably suitable for younger children. The selection of inhabitants is limited, due to the premise of only exhibiting species that are found in surrounding areas.
I lived on Long Island for the first 18 years of my life and never knew this place existed. I live in Connecticut now, and it was only when I bought a membership to the Bronx Zoo that I found out the Queens Zoo existed (they share the same membership, as well as a few other NYC locations). Since it... More
Small zoo but lots of interesting exhibits. Loved the birds and sea lions. Petting zoo available for the younger crowd.
The Queens Zoo is a small zoo nestled in Flushing Meadow Park. The exhibits go around in a loop, with a few interactive things for kids to do along the way, and ending with a playgroud that follows the flight path of a bird through graphics and signs. Parents can supervise from benches in the area. Across from this area... More
After seeing much bigger, more well known zoos, I wasn't expecting a lot, but did think it would have a little more to it. The attractions were exotic and informative and the animals did seem to be happy and well cared for. The plus side being when you finish with the zoo, there's several other attractions in walking distance that... More
This zoo is good for children who are amazed by any animal and don't understand they idea of a pathetic zoo. I walked they whole thing in about an hour, even if that. It was so unmemorable that I can't even remember what animals they had to show. The only good thing was the petting zoo portion. That's where I... More
We took the subway to the park, on a Sunday.the surrounding park made me have doubts about the zoo, because it's very noisy & dirty.but as you arrive to the zoo entry you forget about it, as it's very tranquil and clean.the animals where all very alert and active , the bushes and gardens are exceptionally beautiful and well taken... More
The zoo is much smaller than the Bronx Zoo but for small children or hurried adults that can be a good thing. The zoo is generally clean and the animals appear to be well cared for. Weekdays are better than spring or fall weekends which can be very crowded. Free parking is a bonus!
My how the zoo has changed . It was part of the NY Worlds Fair when I was a little kid in 1964-65 and first went there . After the Fair closed down the park got to keep the zoo and a few other permanent structures . For years everything was free including entry to the zoo . Changes did... More
I have been coming here for years- my favorite thing to do in queens! Great value for the money and admission fees include petting/farm zoo across the path. My kids (4 and 19 months) LOVE the petting zoo most of all. The rest of the zoo is great for parents as it is never crowded and a very nice, simple... More
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