Tickets for Central Park Zoo

Have a wild time in the heart of New York City

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
  • Feed (or at least visit) the goats, sheep and an alpaca in the Tisch Children’s Zoo
  • Time your roaming for feeding times so you can see the penguins or sea lions snatching fish out of the air or water
  • The acrobatic skills of the sea lions as they dive and swim is absolutely mesmerizing!

The Central Park Zoo may be small in size (6.5-acre) but it’s definitely not short of fun. At this intimate attraction, you can really get up close and personal with a variety of wildlife. There’s a reason why this zoo inspired the animated film Madagascar. Snow leopards, bears, sea lions... it's pretty wild here!

In Central Park, just off 5th Ave, this charming, compact zoo boasts three distinct environments.

There are four species of penguins (and some tufted puffins) who call the Polar Circle home. Just next door, the sea lions show off their aquatic acrobatic skills.

If you want to follow your cold with something a little warmer, hit Tropic Zone, where tree snakes, ruffed lemurs and dart frogs fill the canopy with life.

The Temperate Territory is full of charmers from Asia, like red pandas and snow monkeys. The Tisch Children’s Zoo section is full of more domestic animals like goats, sheep, and an alpaca. But everyone loves to give the farm animals a pat.

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What's included
Entrance to the zoo (Main Zoo and Children's Zoo)
One entry into the 4-D Theater
Access to the animal feedings
Guided Tour
Changing or cancelling your ticket
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  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Central Park Zoo
East 64th Street, 10021, New York
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Limited number of free wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis at the ticket window
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Lines F, Q or R to Lexington Av-63 St, lines N, R or W to 5 Av, line F to 57 St, lines 4 or 6 to 68 St
  • Bus: Lines M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M66, or Q32 to 5 Av/E 63 St
Insider tip

Central Park Zoo houses a breeding program for endangered species, including the dandy-looking tamarin monkeys and the adorable red pandas.

Online Marketeer
Jul 14, 2019
The zoo has just the right size to bring small children and the variety of animals is great. Beautiful plants and well kept surroundings, very clean toilets at the children zoo!
Jun 10, 2019
El lugar está bien cuidado. Faltan animales.
May 29, 2019
Lovely little zoo. Fabulous tropical bird centre. Had a great time. Not just for kids.
May 25, 2019
Just wanna say fabulous👌👌👌
Apr 24, 2019
Really great
Mar 4, 2019
Really Small
Dec 18, 2018
Had never heard of this service but when a last minute town sponsored bus trip was cancelled, I started looking for ways for us to make the trip into NYC that day anyway. Found this site, took the train in and we spent less than half the money on the trip as a whole thanks to the great entry ticket price.
Nov 12, 2018
Loved it! So did my grand kids.
Nov 3, 2018
Really lovely little zoo!! Sea lions are the best! Didn’t see the show but they seem to love posing for the crowds whatever! Tiqets app really easy to use.
Oct 18, 2018
Es war ein super toller, wenn auch sehr kleiner Zoo gewesen, aber alleine in so einer großen Stadt sowas zu zaubern ist faszinierend.
Es hat auch alles geklappt ob Zoo, 4 D oder auch kinderstreichelzoo
Kann ich nur empfehlen um sich mal eine Auszeit von den Großstadt Stress zu nehmen

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What do these tickets include?
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