The Best Zoo's in New York City

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The Best Zoo's in New York City | Animals To See in New York City

Visit New York City's world famous zoo's. They keep animals which are endangered and on the verge of extinction, they are known to take the best care of their animals here. The zoo's in New York City (Read More) have millions of visitors every year and that is because of the high standards they have kept throughout the years.

Here is the list of 7 The Best Zoo's in New York City

1. Queens Zoo

Queens Zoo
5.0 /5

The Queens Zoo, an 18-acre expanse of architecture and wildlife, is a great way to escape the urban surroundings of Queens.

Timings : 10 AM to 5 PM

Entry fee : USD 9.95 (Adults), USD 6.95 (Children)

Parking : Free (near Flushing Meadow Park)

Facilities : Strollers on rent, Concessions, Bathrooms, Quiet zones, Park

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible

2. Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo
4.5 /5

In Brooklyn, on the eastern side of Prospect Park lies Prospect Park Zoo. Formerly a menagerie since the 1800s, the zoo has been officially open as a public zoo since 1935 and still retains some of its vintage architecture and sculptures.

Timings : 10 AM to 5 PM (April to October), 10 AM to 4.30 PM (November to March)

Entry fee : USD 9.95 (Adults), USD 6.95 (Children)

Parking : Free

Facilities : Strollers on rent, Concessions, Bathrooms, Quiet zones, Park

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible

3. New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium
4.5 /5

The New York Aquarium is the oldest continuously operating aquarium in the US and is located on Coney Island’s famous boardwalk in Brooklyn. Spread over 14 acres and housing an impressive collection of over 266 species of aquatic fauna, the aquarium attracts locals and tourists in large numbers.

Timings : 10 AM to 3.30 PM 

Entry fee : USD 26.95 (Adults), USD 22.95 (Children)

Parking : USD 18 - USD 40 (Depending on time)

Facilities : Bathrooms, Concession stands, Socially distanced seating areas 

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible, Service animals allowed

4. Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo
5.0 /5

The Central Park Zoo is located within Central Park in the heart of NYC. Being relatively small due to its urban location, this zoo still impresses visitors with its exhibits and attracts more than a million people every year.

Timings : 10 AM to 5 PM

Entry fee : USD 13.95 (Adults), USD 8.95 (Children)

Facilities : Concessions, Bathrooms, Park

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible

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5. Van Saun County Park

Van Saun County Park
4.0 /5

The Van Saun County Park in New Jersey, New York is home to the Bergen County Zoo as well as various playing fields, picnic areas, pony rides and a carousel.

Timings : 10 AM to 4 PM

Entry fee : USD 8.00 (Zoo), USD 1.50 (Rides)

Parking : Free

Facilities : Concessions, Bathrooms, Park

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible

6. Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo
5.0 /5

The Bronx Zoo located within Bronx Park is another landmark of New York city that shouldn’t be missed. As one of the largest zoos in the country, this 200-acre zoo housing more than 600 species has a rich history of animal interactions and is widely known to have one of the world’s best collections of endangered and rare animals.

Timings : 10 AM to 5 PM

Entry fee : USD 39.95 (Adults), USD 29.95 (Children)

Parking : USD 17

Facilities : Strollers on rent, Concessions, Bathrooms, Quiet zones, Park

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible

7. Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Zoo
4.5 /5

The Staten Island Zoo in New York City is the only zoo in the city not run by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Local legend says that the zoo initially had ties with the Staten Island Reptile Club which would explain why it has always had a particularly impressive reptile collection.

Timings : 10 AM to 5 PM (April to October), 10 AM to 4.30 PM (November to March)

Entry fee : USD 9.95 (Adults), USD 6.95 (Children)

Parking : Free

Facilities : Strollers on rent, Concessions, Bathrooms, Quiet zones, Park

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible

So, these were some of the best and most visited zoo's in and around the New York City. If you feel we have missed out on your favorite zoo, let us know in the comments box below!

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