Zoo in New York
Located in Central Park, New York's oldest zoo appeared on the city's map back in 1859. Then even Central Park itself did not exist, and the menagerie was located in the Arsenal building. Then the animals received a permanent residence and registration, and in 1870 the zoo was officially registered, and it became the second in the country after the Philadelphia.
Since then, residents and guests of the city have an amazing opportunity to touch wildlife right in the heart of a huge metropolis.
Central Park Zoo
The New York Zoo is famous far beyond the borders of not only the city, but also the country. It decorates the park area and gives visitors the opportunity to forget about the bustle of the city for a couple of hours. Despite its considerable age, the zoological garden looks quite modern, and the name Central Park Zoo
the regulars associate with spacious open-air cages and comfortable exhibition spaces, where observing the life of animals is comfortable and informative.
Pride and achievement
An architectural feature of the New York City Central Park Zoological Gardens is the glass roofs that cover the arched structures. Each of the three buildings recreates its own climatic zone - arctic, temperate and tropics. In the center - a round pool with a sea lion, which is called the symbol of the zoo.
Scientists are engaged in breeding rare representatives of the animal kingdom - small pandas, tamarins, thick-billed macaws. The public's favorite is the polar bear, and the penguin colony even in winter feels quite comfortable in Central Park.
The workers and guests of the zoo are proud that it is here, as conceived by the authors, that the popular cartoon "Madagascar" takes place..
How to get there?
The New York City Zoo's address is the southeast corner of Central Park or 64th Street & 5th Avenue New York, NY 10065.
There are several ways to get to Central Park:
- Take subway lines N, R and Q to Fifth Avenue Station and walk four blocks to 64th Street.
- By buses of the routes M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M66 and Q32 to the stop "Fifth Avenue", then - on foot towards the park.
- On a rented car, you will have to look for parking in garages on nearby streets.
Opening hours of the New York Zoo on weekdays are from 10.00 to 17.00. On weekends and holidays, it works half an hour longer.
Prices of entrance tickets to the main zoo and complex ones - with a visit to the children's contact and 4-D theater - respectively:
- Adults from 13 years old - $ 12 and $ 18
- Children from 3 to 12 years old - $ 7 and $ 13
- Visitors over 65 years old - $ 9 and $ 15
- Free admission for babies up to three years old.
All tickets can be purchased online from the New York Zoo website and save up to 10%. There are also many photos, thanks to which you can get acquainted with the plan of the park and its inhabitants in advance..
Official site - centralparkzoo.com.
Phone +718 220 5100