Central Park Zoo
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What I love about Central Park Zoo are the inspirational quotations that are written in frosted lettering on the glass, or on signs scattered about the zoo. They are such a great idea! The hilly walkways decorated with gorgeous landscaping and fancy benches add to the atmosphere. And then there's the exhibits, of course! The big draw is the polar bear exhibit, which is nicely arranged with lots of rocks and water. The polar bear looked a little sad though when I was there, with his yellowing ice. The seal exhibit is in a central location- it's funny to watch the seals with the 5th Avenue city buildings behind. What a strange contrast! The rainforest exhibit is unique- boy, is it humid in there! How do those toucans BREATHE in there? The array of tropical birds and plants is beautiful.
The Central Park Zoo is in the Southeast corner of Central Park, at 64th Street and 5th Avenue.
BMT Line, N or R train to Fifth Avenue stop, walk north 4 blocks to 64th Street. Lexington Avenue #6 train to 68th Street/Hunter College Station, walk west 3 blocks to Fifth Avenue, then 4 blocks south.
M1,2,3,4 on Fifth Avenue to 64th Street. (Directions taken from the zoo website).
Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children aged 3-12. Add $6 to the fee if you'd like to see the Tisch Children's Zoo and 4-D Theater.
This is an interactive map, you can zoom and move it.
Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.