Monday, February 8, 2010

Prospect Park Wildlife Center

Prospect Park Wildlife Center
450 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 399-7339‎
Rated 3.7 out of 5.0 18 reviews

The Prospect Park Zoo is a twelve acre (4.86 ha)[2] zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. Its precursor, the Menagerie, had opened in 1890. The present facility first opened as a city zoo on July 3, 1935. 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.[5] 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[1] as the Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center,[6] joining an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).[7] The Prospect Park Zoo presently offers children's educational programs, is engaged in restoration of endangered species populations, runs a Wildlife Theater and reaches out to the local community through volunteer programs. As of 2007, the zoo housed nearly 630 animals representing 141 species; it was visited by about 234,000 people in 2007.

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0

A great zoo for little kids‎
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 By A TripAdvisor Member - Apr 15, 2009
The Prospect Park Zoo is a great size for young children. You can see the whole thing in less than two hours, and there's a fun children's area where kids can pretend to be prairie dogs, frogs, or spiders. There's also a nice Discovery ...‎

Small Zoo, Great for an afternoon‎
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 By lexislee2002 - Aug 1, 2008
I had about 40 minutes to waste in Prospect Park, so I spent $6 for the zoo. Its small size was perfect for the short time I had. Cute little Tamarin monkeys you can get close to, a great array of animals set up so you're in lovely air ...‎
Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, NY 11225‎
By Anonymous - Feb 28, 2008
My grandson, 4 years old, enjoys walking on the Discovery Trail and visiting the Farm. He likes climbing into the turtle shell on the Discovery Trail and pretending to milk the cow at the Milking Station on the Farm. There is so much to ...‎

Prospect Park (Audobon Center) Editorial...‎
Feb 8, 2007
an oasis in the park... a gorgeous peaceful spot with smart, upbeat staff... a wonderful inexpensive way to spend a day with the family... the center organizes all kinds of fun programs for kids... music, plus arts and crafts... no live ...‎

Prospect Park Zoo‎
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 By Elsie W. - Jan 12, 2007
PROSPECT PARK ZOO: If it isn't too hot and you need something to do with your kids, head to the zoo! Brooklyn's zoo may not be the biggest but it has some really nice features that make it worth your while. While the 'normal' animals are ...‎

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