Family Activities:

Central Park Zoo


Central Park Zoo

830 5th Ave, New York City, NY

What we love about the Central Park Zoo is its small size, covering just 6.5 acres in New York’s Central Park and making it a fantastic attraction to visit with little ones.

Youngsters will enjoy up-close experiences with a snow leopard, grizzly bear, sea lions, penguins and more. There’s also the Tisch Children’s Zoo, with goats, a cow and the most adorable pot-bellied pigs! Toddlers and young kids will especially enjoy all the interactive features.

Other features at the Central Park Zoo include a 4D theater, Draw Like a Scientist program, and our favorite, sea lion and penguin feedings! The Central Park Zoo Quest is also spectacular for families, with free guide-led activities and programs throughout the zoo.

The Central Park Zoo is open April to November. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Admission is just $18 per adult, $13 for kids ages 3 to 12 and free for kids under age 2. Admission for grandma and grandpa is $15.