Central Park, Zoo

830 5th Ave. @65 St.
New York, NY 10021
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  • Sun, Sat 10am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Manhattan's small but beloved menagerie is nestled within Central Park's southeast corner. Opened in the 1860s, it was the city's first zoo and has become a popular landmark since. Among its many species on view it features a chilled penguin house, an indoor rainforest, and most recently a snow leopard exhibit. It's central location is ideal for tourists, close in proximity to sights like the Plaza Hotel and the fancier stretch of Fifth Avenue stores. For families with children its just a short hop to FAO Schwarz or the park's playground.


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