Central Park Zoo Tours

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Central Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo, also known as Central Park Wildlife Center, is a small but popular zoo set within Central Park, Manhattan’s largest green space. The zoo houses a varied collection of creatures, from snow leopards to sea lions, as well as the Tisch Children’s Zoo, a petting zoo with farm animals.

The Basics
While many tours of New York City’s Central Park are available, from walking and running tours to sunset, bike, and pedicab tours, most do not include entry to the zoo. You may, however, be able to glimpse the sea lions during these tours, whose enclosure can be seen from outside the zoo’s perimeter.

To enter the zoo, buy a general admission ticket at the door and explore the main zoo and the Tisch Children’s Zoo at your leisure. Alternatively, purchase a package ticket online before arrival. This ticket offers discounted entry to the main zoo, the Tisch Children’s Zoo, and one entry to the zoo’s 4D Theater, which uses air blasts, lighting, water mists, vibrations, and other sensory tricks to enhance the experience.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Central Park Zoo is a must for families. 
  • Leave scooters, bikes, rollerblades, selfie sticks, and balloons at home, as they are not allowed within the zoo. 
  • Wi-Fi is available at the zoo.
  • Many of the zoo’s exhibits, including the penguin and sea lion habitats and the 4D Theater, are wheelchair-accessible. 

How to Get There
Parking is expensive in NYC so it’s best to use public transit instead. The N, R, and Q trains all stop at Fifth Avenue–59th Street station, a few blocks from the zoo entrance on 64th Street. The No. 6 train also stops at 68th Street–Hunter College station, which is about a 10-minute walk away.

When to Get There 
Spring and summer weekends are the busiest time at the zoo. Come in fall or winter to experience the zoo at its calmest. Time your visit to coincide with one of the twice-daily penguin feedings (10:30am and 2:30pm) and thrice-daily sea lion feedings (11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm) to see these animals at their most active. 

Other Things to Do in Central Park
While you’re in Central Park, consider taking some time to explore the rest of the 843-acre (341-hectare) space. Pay homage to the late, great John Lennon at a memorial honoring the murdered musician, sunbathe on Sheep Meadow, and go boating on the Central Park Lake. During summer, the park hosts outdoor entertainment events, from open-air concerts to Shakespeare in the Park. 
Address: 64th St and 5th Ave, New York City, New York, USA 10021, USA
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the Big Apple with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour Classic ticket. Pass top attractions like Central Park, the Empire State Building and more, and learn about the history of the city from an on-board guide. Then, when you're ready to explore a part of town in greater depth, hop off. Upgrade to a Premium ticket that includes the choice of the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop or the Panoramic Night Tour. Choose the Deluxe ticket to include all loops and a sightseeing cruise.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Central Park Horse & Carriage Ride

We have been in the business for more than 10 years offering various types of rides in Central Park. We have served more than 10,000 people and all remained satisfied with us. We guarantee satisfaction and best price in the market. Comparing to other Horse & Carriage companies our horse carriage drivers guide you around by telling the information needed and showing the hotspots of Central Park.
  • Duration: 50 to 60 minutes
  • Duration: 50 to 60 minutes
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Sunset Tour of Central Park

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Central Park at sunset during this 2.5-hour walking tour. Visit over 20 famous landmarks in the park including Bethesda Fountain, the Central Park Zoo, Bow Bridge, and Strawberry Fields. Learn about the history of New York City and Central Park from your informative guide and have fun with a number of trivia questions and factoids.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Bike Tour Central Park

We have been offering this service since 2007 & served more than 10,000 visitors. We offer services at the best price possible & make sure visitors get the most out of Central Park. Our guides are professionals with at least experiences of 5 years. They were selected out of many other guides & have great personalities. During this tour you will cover more than 75% of the highlights. Highlights are 50+ Landmarks, 50+ Celebrity Apartments, & 100+ Movie Locations. There will be stops provided during the tour for pictures.
  • Duration: 80 to 90 minutes
  • Duration: 80 to 90 minutes
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Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

See Central Park in fun, New York City style with a private pedicab tour that accommodates up to two adults and one child. Choose a 1- or 2-hour tour, then explore the sites that interest you most as your guide pedals you down tree-lined paths towards manicured gardens, historic fountains and a turret-topped castle. Stretch your legs at Bethesda Terrace, take in the scenery from Cherry Hill and visit the Lennon memorial in Strawberry Fields. Longer tours continue to Belvedere Castle for sweeping views of the city.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Central Park Pedicab Guided Tour

We have been offering this service since 2007 & served more than 10,000 visitors. We offer services at the best price possible & make sure visitors get the most out of Central Park. Our guides are professionals with at least experiences of 5 years. They were selected out of many other guides & have great personalities. During this tour you will cover half of Central Park and see more than 75% of the highlights. Highlights are 50+ Landmarks, 50+ Celebrity Apartments, & 100+ Movie Locations. There will be stops provided during the tour for pictures.
  • Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
  • Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
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Double Decker Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus and Times Square Dining Experience

Explore the best of New York City — Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn and New York at Night — on narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tours. Over three days, see everything the Big Apple has to offer. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harlem and the Apollo Theater. See Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Central Park. Then cross the Brooklyn Bridge to discover Battery Park and more. Get to know the sights and sounds of New York City in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. One meal is included.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Central Park Walking Tour and Photoshoot

Stroll through Central Park’s most picturesque highlights on a 2-hour walking tour with a professional photographer. Remember your New York City adventure with unforgettable images of you with family or friends as you circle the turrets at Belvedere Castle, walk through blooming paths in the Conservatory Garden, or feed the swans by the iconic Loeb Boathouse. Continue through the park to the Central Park Carousel and the Strawberry Fields Lennon memorial, then finish your tour on elegant 5th avenue, in a neighborhood filled with beloved NYC destinations. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
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New York Central Park Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Challenge yourself to a 3-hour scavenger hunt adventure in Central Park, and make your day in New York City an exciting group activity. Use your smart phone to trace a 2-mile route through the park, and solve a series of challenges and New York-themed puzzles. Enjoy the walk at your own pace; pause for food and drink as often as you want, or give your day a competitive edge by racking up points to compare with other teams. Pricing is per individual, but teams must book together. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour of Central Park

Experience New York City’s Central Park on a private half-day walking tour. Explore the park’s major landmarks—including the zoo and Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle and Strawberry Fields—with an informative guide. Learn the history of this urban oasis and visit famous places like the building from ‘Ghostbusters’ and John Lennon’s apartment house. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Manhattan’s expansive green space while people-watching in its most beloved park.   
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Central Park Bike Tour with Professional Photoshoot

Pedal Central Park on a private, 2-hour bike tour with a professional photographer, and take home unforgettable images of a day riding through the heart of New York City. Cruise tree-lined paths and avenues to the park’s scenic highlights and landmarks, park your bike for a ride on the Central Park Carousel, then enjoy classic views from Cherry Hill. Circle the swan-dotted lake and the Victorian Gardens, and remember your New York City adventure with professional photographs and a world-class backdrop. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Central Park Sightseeing Running Tour

Enjoy Central Park’s wealth of greenery, tranquil ambiance, and highlight sights on this two-in-one sightseeing and running tour. Meet your guide—a trained running coach—and set off with just a small group for company. You’ll run the 5-mile (8-kilometer) trail at a conversational pace, and will pause for sightseeing stops. See the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Great Lawn, and more—and learn more about the park’s history from your guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Alto y Bajo Manhattan

Servicio semi privado, con capacidad de 14 pasajeros por vehiculo, iniciando 09:00am este maravilloso tour, es para conocer el Norte, Centro y Sur de Manhattan y asi poder sentir la energia de la gran manzana, recomendado para aquellos que viajan por primera vez a Nueva York, Veremos Central Park, Plaza de Colón, Lincoln Center, el edificio “Dakota” donde vivió John Lennon, pasando por el Museo de Historia Natural, San Juan El Divino, considerada como una de las catedrales más grandes del mundo, La Universidad de Columbia, luego de norte a sur pasaremos por 5ta Ave, zona residencial, milla de los museos, Rockefeller Center y zona comercial apreciando tiendas muy famosas, luego llegaremos a la biblioteca pública, Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, Llegando a Greenwich Village, Soho que se caracteriza por sus galerías de arte y pintura, Chinatown muy conocido por sus imitaciones. El centro cívico de la ciudad, luego llegaremos al distrito financiero, Wall Street y Battery Park.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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