Prospect Park Zoo

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Fee: $8

Sun. 10 AM–5:30 PM
Mon. 10 AM–5 PM
Tue. 10 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5:30 PM
450 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11225
(718) 399-7339

Check the Prospect Park Zoo website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


California Sea Lions waiting for feeding at the Prospect Park Zoo
The Prospect Park Zoo (website) is a Vivarium (Zoo) in New York.
Official description from Prospect Park Zoo:
Spring has sprung! Shed those winter layers and come take a stroll through the Prospect Park Zoo. Meet rock wallabies, tufted deer, and prairie dogs along Discovery Trail.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Prospect Park Zoo is a twelve acre (4.86 ha)zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. Its precursor, the Menagerie, opened in 1890. The present facility first opened as a city zoo on July 3, 1935 and was part of a larger revitalization program of city parks, playgrounds and zoos initiated in 1934 by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. It was built, in large part, through Civil Works Administration and Works Project Administration (WPA) labor and funding. After 53 years of operation as a city zoo run by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Prospect Park Zoo closed on June 1988 for reconstruction. The closure signaled the start of a five year, $37 million dollar renovation program, that, save for the exteriors of the 1930s-era buildings, completely replaced the zoo. It was rededicated on October 5, 1993 as the Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center, joining an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), all of which are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Prospect Park Zoo homepage or our exhibitions list for N.Y.-wide exhibits.

Official Prospect Park Zoo Links
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Prospect Park Zoo is affiliated with: Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, and Queens Zoo

Note: This site is still in a alpha, unfinished form. The information for aGogh was almost entirely hand-gathered and so there may be errors and omissions. See an error? Contact us.


The Prospect Park Zoo is supported by a membership program. See their pricing and benefits.

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