The Central Park Zoo is a must-see attraction for visitors to New York
City and many residents make this destination part of their regular recreational
routine. It’s an excellent way to escape from the noise and traffic
of the city, and young visitors can make memories that will last a lifetime.
To get the most out of your visit, plan your day in advance—from
parking to the petting zoo.
Reserve Your Parking Space
The Central Park Zoo does not feature its own parking lots. To prevent
traffic from ruining your day, it’s best to reserve your parking
space in advance. Use the mobile app from Champion Parking to reserve
a spot close to the Zoo.
Buy Tickets Online
While you’re on the Web reserving your parking space, head over to
the website of the Central Park Zoo to purchase tickets online. You’ll
save yourself the hassle of waiting on a long line. Children ages two
and under can enter free of charge. Discounts are available for seniors
ages 65 and older, and children ages three through 12. Total experience
tickets give your family access to the main zoo, Tisch Children’s
Zoo, and 4D Theater.
Browse the Exhibits
The Central Park Zoo is laid out in an easy-to-navigate fashion, but you
may wish to check out the exhibits on the website before you head over.
You can view upcoming events and programs, including penguin feedings and the
scheduled Central Park Zoo Quests. Be sure to stop by the Polar Circle and Temperate Territory, and if you’re
bringing young children, the petting zoo is a must-see.
Pack a Lunch
The Central Park Zoo suggests visiting its Dancing Crane Café for
a delectable selection of meals, beverages, snacks, and desserts. If you
wish to bring a sack lunch from home, plan to eat on the benches outside
the Zoo or have a picnic in Central Park.
Champion Parking, you can visit all the major attractions in the city without dealing with
the hassle and stress of finding a parking space. We make it affordable
and easy to figure out where to park in NYC. You can reach us at (212)
308-5959 for information on parking garages near you or download our convenient