Queens Zoo in Brief:
Queens Zoo Essentials:
Queens Zoo Admission:
- $6 for Adults
- $2 for Children 3-12
- $2.25 for Sniors (65+)
- Free for Children under 3
- Free for Members
Queens Zoo Hours:
- Summer Hours: (March 22- November 2) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays
- Winter Hours: (November - March 21) 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 Queens Zoo:
- Admission covers access to both zoos, though the entrances are across from one another. Keep your receipt to enter the second area.
- Plan about 1 1/2-2 hours to visit the zoo. There are many interactive exhibits for younger children to enjoy.
- 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
- Smoking is prohibited at the zoo
- There is an area with picnic tables and vending machines, so you can bring your lunch if you like or have a snack or drink
About the Queens Zoo:
The Queens Zoo is home to a variety of American animals, including lynx, alligators, bison, bald eagles, and sea lions. They also feature endangered speckled bears, which are from the Andes mountains in South America. There are a number of interactive exhibits for children, as well as an aviary, also left over from the World's Fair.
The petting zoo area is full of domesticated animals, including goats, sheep, cows, and rabbits. Vending machines sell food to feed the animals, and the animals are more than willing to be pet in exchange for some food.