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Tickets for Central Park Zoo: Total Experience

Get up close with grizzly bears, and see an endangered and exotic predator – the snow leopard.

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1-Day Pass – Any Day
Online offer only; advance purchase required.

Includes: One visit to the Central Park Zoo®,Get up close with grizzly bears, and see an endangered and exotic predator – the snow leopard, Experiences above subject to availability.

1-Day Pass Any Day tickets valid any day within one year from date of purchase. Cannot be exchanged for Value Days ticket. No reservation required.

Children (1+) $15.95 ...SAVE $1 ...ONLY $14.95
Adult (17+) $20.95 ...SAVE $1 ...ONLY $19.95
* Plus tax. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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!

  • Get up close with grizzly bears, and see an endangered and exotic predator – the snow leopard.
  • 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!

Opening Hours

Wednesday:10:00 - 17:00

Thursday:10:00 - 17:00

Friday:10:00 - 17:00

Saturday:10:00 - 17:30

Sunday:10:00 - 17:30

Monday:10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday:10:00 - 17:00

Important information

  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No storage lockers available.
  • Some attractions are seasonal.
  • Last entry 1 hour before closing; animal exhibits close 30 min before closing.

Terms and Conditions:

ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.​

All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.

There is no room to store luggage and/or large bags on this tour. Please leave them at your accommodations or vehicles.

Central Park Zoo :East 64th Street, 10021, New York
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Get up close with grizzly bears, and see an endangered and exotic predator – the snow leopard.


What is special about Central Park Zoo?

The zoo is open every day of the year and features three major biomes: the Tropic Zone, Temperate Territory, and the Polar Circle. From tropical birds, to snow leopards, grizzly bears, and one of the nation's largest colonies of Antarctic penguins, there are animals to enjoy in every season.


Does the Central Park Zoo Have Penguins?

Yes! In fact, the Central Park Zoo has five kinds of penguins: tufted, gentoo, king, macaroni, and chinstrap.


History of the Zoo

At the Central Park Zoo, Manhattan visitors can see what might be the oldest municipal zoo in the United States. Since the park was built, animals have been exhibited here, starting with a bear cub that was looked after by a park messenger boy.


Does Central Park Have a Petting Zoo?

Yes! If you’re traveling with children, make sure you visit the Tisch Children’s Zoo. Admission is part of your purchase of Central Park Zoo tickets.

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