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Staten Island Zoo

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Address: 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310
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+1 718-442-3101
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10:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:45
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A kid-friendly zoo in New York City.

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Halloween Spooktacular

We finally made it to this event, which you need to buy tickets for in advance. Great for kids of all ages, plenty to do. Just grab a costume and go on in. Live entertainment... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
jennifer821
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New York
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Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to go with the family. Good exhibits with the helpful staff. Also very educational. A wonderful place for class trips also.

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Thank Loriavf
Staten Island
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not quite, but snakes there are. SI Zoo is known for its excellent display of worldwide snake specimens, especially rattlesnakes from North America. In addition, they have a children's zoo complete with donkeys and baby pigs. In addition, they have a meerkat exhibit complete with a desert setting. While the zoo is small it offers a wide variety of animal... More 

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Thank Joan H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Staten Island Zoo has Something for Everyone!!! It celebrates the holidays, has seasonal festivals and Great kids activities!! This "Gem of a Zoo" is warm, inviting and although it is "in the neighborhood", boasts an aquarium, petting zoo, one of the largest reptile collections in the Northeast, A Carousel, wildlife habitats, animals from otters to kangaroos ostriches to leopards.... More 

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Thank Ellen B
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great way to spend a day with your children. Small and not much walking a great place to visit for all ages. Also my favorite was the petting zoo all the animals are awesome and oh so so friendly.

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Thank loveblitz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some nice additions. Mostly doesn't change and somewhat rundown. Petting zoo is a catastrophe. Wish the place was a bit cleaner, even for the zoo

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Thank angry b
United States
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great and different idea for a child's birthday party. The party included the room with table set-up for the kids to make animal mask, paper goods, small animals they bring in to the room for kids to learn about and pet. They also supply pizza and juice boxes. with a complimentary ride on the carousel. Try it... More 

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Thank lpolizzi
Staten Island, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a great place to spend a day. Just the right size. wonderful assortment of birds animals reptiles and other attractions

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We finally made it to this event, which you need to buy tickets for in advance. Great for kids of all ages, plenty to do. Just grab a costume and go on in. Live entertainment including Magician Mike Lane and Patrick and the rock a silly band were a real treat!

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Thank jennifer821
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Child-friendly, signs that are informative and easy to read, nice holiday activities & events. The exhibits could be bigger for the animals, but it's also NYC and space is rather limited. So it's understandable.

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Thank Lauren C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Being from Australia, our zoos are incredible with only the best enclosures, surroundings and care for our animals so I was super excited to visit the local zoo on Staten Island. There was no admission fee when we visited as they were doing maintenance work although we left a $10 donation. The zoo is extremely tired, drab and depressing. The... More 

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