New exhibits featuring cheetahs and African penguins join familiar favorites like a “great ape” habitat at this family-friendly midtown zoo, which is home to more than 725 animals. For a small fee, kids can feed fish and lorikeets (seasonal). Families will enjoy taking a spin on the fully restored, antique Over-the-Jumps carousel. A $50-million planned expansion intends to add an aquarium and more interactive exhibits. Visit Monday through Wednesday if you’re hoping to avoid the school crowds. Wagon and stroller rentals are available. Children under 1 are admitted free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.