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Prospect Park Zoo

Map & Directions 450 Flatbush Ave. & Ocean Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215


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.

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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