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Prospect Park Zoo

Map & Directions 450 Flatbush Ave. & Ocean Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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718-399-7339

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Village Voice's Description

This is Brooklynas only zoo and it sits in the east section of Prospect Park off Flatbush Ave. In 1989 the zoo underwent a massive renovation, replacing bars and cages with more natural environments.

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Nov-May, Daily 10:00am-4:30 pm; April 1-Oct, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5:30pm

 
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  • HISTORY on 05/21/10

    This 12 acre zoo opened on July 3, 1935 as a part of a larger revitalization program of city parks, playgrounds and zoos. The zoo presents three themed exhibition venues.

  • PHOTO: A bird's-eye view of the Prospect Park Zoo under construction in June of 1935, at the link!

  • Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo is a hidden treasure of Brooklyn. Visit the fruit bats, otters and catch a sea lion feeding!

  • Bring the kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters March 14 at the Collins Arena. Get your tickets here:

  • Lindsay D. on 04/02/12

    Watch the sea lion feedings ... everyday @ 1130 2 & 4!

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