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Prospect Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Cute little zoo

This is a nice zoo for little kids with lots of helpers to make their zoo experience more... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
Small Zoo but Good Visit

This zoo is small but we had a good time, a great way to spend a few hours. It was tidy and clean... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than 400 animals including Sea Lions, Hamadryas baboons, Red Pandas, North American River Otters, Reptiles and Amphibians, Pallas Cats, Hornbills and more. Small cafe and gift...more
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450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
+1 718-399-7339
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prospect Park is a super cute zoo! Thoroughly enjoyed the sea lion presentation, those sea lions know what they’re doing! They were two sea lions and they had two trainers working on one each, asking them to showcase different behaviors such as talk, say hi,...More

Thank Yeleny S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

relaxing place in an urban jungle get to see a new more residential part of new york. the zoo does a lot to help the animals. Nice place to spend a day with children. there are peacocks walking around. animals from all around the world.

Thank introvertexplore
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a nice zoo for little kids with lots of helpers to make their zoo experience more meaningful.

1  Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

A nice small zoological park with a nice varied collection. Animals on exhibit are what you’d expect from a small zoo no lions 🦁 tigers 🐯 and bears 🐻 oh my ! (Sorry had to be done ) friendly keepers and plenty of information about...More

Thank Mattmatt75
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Average zoo with average exhibits but out children enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The petting zoo was a real highlight.

Thank Aubrey F
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This zoo is small but we had a good time, a great way to spend a few hours. It was tidy and clean and the animals seemed happy, there is a petting farm where you can feed the goats and sheep which is nice. The...More

2  Thank sarahrawlings89
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The zoo is small compared to others but is very clean,cute and great for kids.Not to many exhibitions either. The section of the petting zoo is cool. Tip: bring a cup, a small bag or something to hold the food you buy to feed the...More

Thank ziggy9212
Reviewed 13 May 2018

As zoo's go Prospect Park zoo is "average." Parking can be a problem, but if you just want to get out for an afternoon it won't wear you out and the children will have a nice time.

Thank wyored
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The visit with my two grand children was enjoyable to me and children, they enjoyed seeing various types of animals and birds, they particularly enjoyed seeing monkeys, snakes, goats and different types of bird spices.

Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It's a small zoo inside prospect park with good but limited number of species. It will be fun for kids.

Thank Ravindra V
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21 June 2018|
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Response from ziggy9212 | Reviewed this property |
Im very sorry I just saw this question. I know Bronx zoo is free on wed but PP zoo you need to call them at 718 399 7339 Also i research for you ,sorry again ALWAYS FREE (or pay what you wish): American Folk Art... More
Patty D
5 July 2017|
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Response from suree | Reviewed this property |
just bought ours at the gate on the day
10 June 2017|
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Response from RachelRaven | Reviewed this property |
Street parking, as other recommend. You might have to drive around a bit, but we saw people pulling in and out easily in the daytime.
13 February 2017|
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Response from RachelRaven | Reviewed this property |
You could take a lot in in one hour; if you have children, give yourself too for slower walking and more stopping.