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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
Admission: Varies
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Claymoreboy
, Feb 2020
It was raining when we arrived so the Zoo was quiet. However, we spoke to one of the female keepers who told us the story about the Snow Leopards - you could tell she was a very caring person by the way she spoke about them... Great visit despite the awful weather, if you decide to go, I promise, you won't be disappointed!
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Good choice for a few hours fun.
SallieHenshaw
, Feb 2020
I really enjoyed our visit, we were only in NYC for a 2 full days, and we wanted to do a lot, but we really love visiting zoo's or animal parks when they're an option. The Central Park zoo is especially good for a morning or afternoon visit, but it's certainly only about a half-day experience. We also visited when it was pretty cold, I imagine it's a bit more pretty in the Spring and Summer. It's also pretty accessible, most exhibits are accessible, with some viewing points only accessible by stairs. I wouldn't categorize it as full accessible, especially for chair-bound guests. I think our ticket also included like a kids area petting zoo, which we did not take advantage of.

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Central Park Zoo Total Experience TicketAttraction Tickets

Central Park Zoo Total Experience Ticket

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Total Experience Tickets include the main zoo, Tisch Children’s Zoo, and 1 entry to the 4-D Theater.
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VIP Horse Carriage Ride through Central Park in NYC with Photo StopsPrivate Sightseeing Tours

VIP Horse Carriage Ride through Central Park in NYC with Photo Stops

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New York City’s Central Park can be jam-packed with people during any time of the day. See some of its most famous spots without worrying about making your way through the crowds during this private horse-and-carriage ride. Your ride includes three stops—at Bethesda Fountain, Cherry Hill, and Strawberry Fields (John Lennon Memorial)—and enough time to discover the details of each place.
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Classic 1.5-hour Central Park Pedicab TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Classic 1.5-hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

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Central Park is one of New York City's most iconic destinations and the largest park in the city. This classic pedicab tour lets you take in all the highlights without having to walk long distances. Enjoy open-air views of Manhattan sights including Tavern on the Green, Central Park Zoo, and Grand Army Plaza; stop to take photos; and hear about each site from your driver. Hotel drop-off is offered within a ten-block radius.
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this flexible tour lets you choose between 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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NYC Central Park Private Pedicab Tour and Photo Shoot

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Explore the sights of Central Park on this pedicab tour with a fun twist: a professional photographer tags along, capturing stunning photos with the park as a backdrop. Your guide pedals you through the park, leading the way to top attractions. You can marvel at highlights like the Central Park Carousel, Indian Cave, and the famed Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon. Along the way, your personal photographer is snapping photos, so you can bring home charming images to remember your adventure.
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Central Park Highlights Walking Tour

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With its wealth of landmarks and vast size, exploring Central Park on your own can be overwhelming. With this guided walking tour, avoid the hassle of following a map and take in the highlights with a guide. Admire the storied bridges, fountains, and statues at a leisurely pace while learning about the park’s history and design, and see the famous spots featured in hundreds of films.
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Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

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One of New York City’s most celebrated sights, Central Park is a vast green space plum in the heart of Manhattan. With this private pedicab tour, see more of this leafy oasis than possible on foot in the same time, and hear stories of highlights such as Bethesda Fountain and the Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial from a guide—insight you might miss if you were going it alone.
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Central Park Pedicab Tours

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As NYC TOUR with 9 years experience, we offer fascinated guided Central Park pedicab tour. Our guests can make sure that they will see all the attractions, learn everything about Central Park and take lots of photos in amazing places. It is a very informative, fun and scenic drive through Central Park in company with our experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining guides who they can speak in different languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian, Turkish. We do our tours on a pedicab which is an electrical tricycle where your driver control and you relax in the comfortable passenger side. You will see in our tour Central Park zoo, luna park, chess&checkers house, carousel, dairy house, balto statue, summer stage, bethesda terrace, central park mall, boathouse, cherry hill plaza, bow bridge, san remo and beresford buildings, strawberry fields&imagine mosaic, sheep meadow, tavern on the green, ghostbusters building, elf bridge, plaza hotel and many more.
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Sunset Tour of Central ParkNature & Wildlife

Sunset Tour of Central Park

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If you’re new to New York City, going into Central Park at sunset by yourself may result in you getting lost in its huge grounds. This Central Park sunset walking tour takes you into the park with a guide to see some of its most famous landmarks, including Bethesda Fountain, the Central Park Zoo, and Shakespeare Garden. Plus, you’ll learn about the history of Central Park along the way.
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New York Lower Central Park Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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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. 
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New York Icon Photography Tour

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2 Hours Central Park Pedicab Tours

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As NYC TOUR with 9 years experience, we offer fascinated guided Central Park pedicab tour. Our guests can make sure that they will see all the attractions, learn everything about Central Park and take lots of photos in amazing places. It is a very informative, fun and scenic drive through Central Park in company with our experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining guides who they can speak in different languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian, Turkish. We do our tours on a pedicab which is an electrical tricycle where your driver control and you relax in the comfortable passenger side. You will see in our Central Park; zoo, luna park, chess&checkers house, carousel, dairy house, Balto statue, summer stage, Bethesda terrace, central park mall, boathouse, cherry hill plaza, bow bridge, san Remo and Beresford buildings, strawberry fields&imagine mosaic, sheep meadow, tavern on the green, ghostbusters building, elf bridge, plaza hotel and many more.
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Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour

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Get an intimate look at Central Park on a two-hour walking tour. Follow your guide to see the park’s most famous monuments and discover its secret details. Hear the history that most tours gloss over and you won’t find in a typical guide book. Interesting stories coupled with a leisurely walking pace, make the tour appealing for people of all ages.
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Central Park New York Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Central Park is New York City’s most beloved urban oasis, but not many know the park’s interesting history and design. With this private walking tour, take a deep dive into the park’s past as you stroll with a guide to landmarks you’ll recognize from movies and TV, like the Gapstow Bridge, Strawberry Fields, and Bethesda Fountain. Join locals lounging in Sheep Meadow and see John’s Lennon’s former apartment building.
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The Essential Central Park Walking Tour & MET Museum TicketCultural Tours

The Essential Central Park Walking Tour & MET Museum Ticket

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Travelers that want to do more in New York City can enjoy two activities in one with this flexible combo tour, including a Central Park guided stroll and a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Discover the charms of Central Park, learn about key historical figures, and enjoy breaks at the designated points. You’ll also be able to use your Met admission ticket before or after your tour.
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Central Park Sightseeing Running TourRunning Tours

Central Park Sightseeing Running Tour

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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, and the Great Lawn—and learn more about the park’s history from your guide.
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Central Park Sightseeing Tour in a Private Pedicab

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Immerse yourself in Central Park’s top destinations on this guided pedicab excursion. Enjoy a convenient pickup from select locations, and learn about America’s first public park from your guide. As you glide along in a three-wheeled bicycle cab, you stop at attractions like the carousel, Wollman Rink, Bethesda Fountain, the Mall, Shakespeare Garden, Loeb Boathouse, and Strawberry Fields.
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Met Museum & Central Park Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

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The vast size of Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art make them daunting to take on by yourself. With this private tour, see the highlights of both in one day with a guide. Stroll through the famous urban greenscape to take in Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and Sheep Meadow. After a lunch break, immerse yourself in the Met’s world-class collection as you learn the background behind works from ancient Egyptian statues to modern masterpieces.
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Met Museum & Central Park Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour: Max 8 People

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See two of New York City’s headliners in a single day with this tour that combines culture and nature. Take in Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a guide to admire their most important landmarks and masterpieces. Stroll through the park past Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, then save hours with priority entrance to the Met and peruse its vast collection from ancient Egyptian artifacts to Impressionist paintings.
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Central Park Zoo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 41 Central Park Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Central Park Zoo costs USD 19.95. Guided Central Park Zoo tours start around USD 19.95 per person. See all 41 Central Park Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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