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“the BEST local zoo in NYC”
Review of Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Zoo
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Owner description: A kid-friendly zoo in New York City.
staten island
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“the BEST local zoo in NYC”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This zoo caters to the 2 years to 18 year old...many interactive learning exhibits (e.g., listen to the heartbeat of a snake...docents with small animals that kids can pet...etc)

It covers all continents and has a wide variety of wildlife (from tarantulas to lemurs)...

Also a cool little play area behind the museum with oversized bronze animals that kids can play on...

Bring your own food! the cafeteria has pretzels, popcorn, etc... no healthy options, just carbs!

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great zoo”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

A small, accessible zoo with one of the largest reptile collections in the country. The petting zoo for younger kids is particularly lovely. A great trip for kids and recently renovated.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Marian F
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Staten Island, New York
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Perfect for a visit with the little ones”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Because they have a new playground which kids love, much different than any other playground!
And photo opportunities abound! Go visit with your children and/or grandchildren and experience for yourselves, you won't regret it! TIP: there is no entrance fee on Wednesdays after 2 PM, but the zoo closes at 5 PM, they just ask for a contribution.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Valijaslistas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great zoo experience”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

A great experience for all. Concentration is on education of animal behavior. Good for children to learn. Wonderful petting zoo. Very well run establishment. Free for seniors on Wednesdays.

Visited June 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great zoo in an intimate setting”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

One of the great attractions in Staten Island or the area for that matter. Snakes, fish, alligators, a petting zoo, horse rides, and more.

Visited July 2013
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Thank John A
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