Central Park Zoo in Brief:
Central Park Zoo Basics:
- Central Park Zoo Location:
Enter at 5th Avenue south of 65th Street (Map)
- Tisch Children's Zoo: between 66th and 65th Streets off of Fifth Avenue
- Nearest Subways: N/R/W to 59th Street/5th Avenue; F to 63rd Street/Lexington
- Phone: 212-439-6500
- Website: www.centralparkzoo.com
- Photos: Central Park Zoo and Tisch Children's Zoo
- $18 for Adults
- $13 for Children 3-12
- $15 for Seniors (65+)
- Free for Children under 3
- Free for Members
- Purchase tickets online to save 10%
- Summer Hours: (late March - October) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays
- Winter Hours: (November - March) 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- The zoo is open every day, year round
- Last admission sold 30 minutes before closing
Good to Know About the Central Park Zoo:
- Admission covers access to both zoos, though the entrances are separate
- Animal feedings are scheduled periodically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Check the events schedule online to see what special activities will be going on when you're at the zoo
- Check out the entertaining Wildlife Theater performances from Memorial Day to Labor Day
- Smoking is prohibited at the zoo
- The Leaping Frog Cafe offers a simple menu for visitors
About the Central Park Zoo:
The Central Park Zoo is home to a variety of animals, including seals, sea lions, penguins, snakes, bugs, monkeys and birds. From a steamy rain forest environment to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat, the zoo offers visitors a chance to see animals of all shapes and sizes from a variety of climates.
The Tisch Children's Zoo is located a short walk from the Central Park Zoo and offers young visitors the opportunity to pet and feed animals, as well as plenty of places for safely climbing and exploring. They will also enjoy seeing the daily feedings of the sea lions, harbor seals and penguins throughout the day.