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Prospect Park Zoo

#1 of 3 Zoos & Aquariums in Brooklyn Features Animals
450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
+1 718-399-7339
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interesting small zoo project,... definitely worth seeing specially with smal children.

The Prospect Park Zoo is about 4.9 ha large and it is a zoo which is located off Flatbush Avenue on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephan G
Frankfurt, Germany
Prospect Park Zoo

It was alright for a short day trip. Enjoyed the sea lion feeding, and the peacocks & other birds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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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 shop, barnyard with sheep, goats, cows.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea lions” (30 reviews)
“farm animals” (7 reviews)
“red pandas” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
+1 718-399-7339
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Reviewed yesterday

The Prospect Park Zoo is about 4.9 ha large and it is a zoo which is located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. The present facility first opened as a city zoo on July 3, 1935, and was part...More

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was alright for a short day trip. Enjoyed the sea lion feeding, and the peacocks & other birds walking around was cool.

Thank Mildredb118226
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice small zoo. Nice collection of animals, with a petting area where the kids can feed the animals

Thank YBC1268
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great neighborhood zoo...perfect for little kids. The snack bar has a lot of room for improvement. All junk food - and not much to choose from. A shame when there's so much good food in the neighborhood -- a missed opportunity when so many...More

Thank d k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small "zoo" with sea lions at the center. Petting zoo, kids exploration area. Very interactive. Kids can feed barnyard animals and ducks.

Thank debbie w
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We (3 adults) thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this zoo. It is small but very well done. There are plenty of exhibits for everyone to enjoy. The peacocks roaming the grounds were a beautiful sight! There is a nice path through the main part of...More

Thank smith-n-jones
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through Prospect Park to get to the zoo, which was worth the trip. It's small and cute, with lots of interesting and exotic animals but it's not an exhausting experience like the big zoos. Plus, at $8US it's excellent value!

Thank Nightwing35
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I visited whilst travelling with my husband when he was on business. It was easy to find the park and I thought I would just spend a little time here to enjoy the animals. I fell totally in love with the River Otters as I...More

Thank suree
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I visited with another mom and our two kids - a two year old and a four year old. We drove into Brooklyn from the suburbs. We had no problems parking on a street around the park. Shame there's no car park though. We have...More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The zoo is small and focuses on smaller animals like marmosets, prairie dogs, tamarins, toucans, red panda, and playful baboons, rather than on larger ones. The grounds and layout are perfect for strolling and looking. There is a petting farm area with pigs, sheep, goats...More

Thank RachelRaven
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Parking areas used
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.
how long does it take to see this zoo?
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.