Central Park Zoo

5th Ave. & 64th St.
New York, NY 10021- Map It
Phone: (212) 439-6500

AAA Editor Notes

Central Park Zoo is between 63rd and 66th sts. on the east side of Central Park. Situated on more than 6.5 acres, the zoo contains six habitats. The Polar Circle is home to puffins and penguins, while the Rain Forest contains tropical birds, tamarins and creepy-crawlies such as frogs, lizards and snakes. Treena's Overlook provides views of grizzly bears, and the Central Garden is home to sea lions. The Temperate Territory houses red pandas, snow monkeys, snow leopards, Mandarin ducks and geese. The Tisch Children's Zoo introduces kids to sheep, alpacas, potbellied pigs, birds and ducks. At the 4-D Theater, enjoy a variety of short films enhanced with sensory effects.</br>Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.</br>
Total Experience (main zoo, children's zoo and 4-D Theater) $18; $15 (ages 65+); $13 (ages 3-12). General admission (main zoo and children's zoo) $12; $9 (ages 65+); $7 (ages 3-12). 4-D Theater $7 (ages 3+).
Station: 5 Av/59 St
Hours: Daily 10-4:30, Nov.-Mar.; Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5:30; rest of year. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Sea lion feedings occur daily at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30. Penguin feedings daily at 10:30 and 2:30.