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Staten Island Zoo

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Address: 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310-2896
Phone Number: +1 718-442-3101
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A kid-friendly zoo in New York City.

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Small zoo with big exhibits

My daughter loves going to the zoo. The lemur habitat is fantastic, allowing people to get safely close to wild cats. The carousel is adorable for a small additional cost. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Jennifer M
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Larchmont, New York
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I remember visiting the Staten Island Zoo as a child in the 1980's, when there were large animals like lions and tigers stuck in small cement enclosures and who were sadly pacing back and forth all day. At the time I didn't really think about animal rights, but 30 years later that was on my mind when I returned to... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the zoo in 15 plus years. I took my cousin who was visiting from Canada. The entrance fee was very reasonable and street parking was no problem for a random weekday in late morning. I was pleasantly surprised at all of the different animals and exhibits there and I loved the petting zoo. Wish... More 

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Thank geminiinnyc
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter loves going to the zoo. The lemur habitat is fantastic, allowing people to get safely close to wild cats. The carousel is adorable for a small additional cost. The feeding/ petting zoo is a highlight for kids.

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Thank Jennifer M
Brooklyn, New York
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41 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A nice little small zoo. I have to take a train and a bus but the bus stops right in front of it. I also got to see Staten Island Chuck for all Groundhog fans

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Thank Cassysj
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to this zoo a few times now, usually go every other year it's nice and clean but very small. I'm also used to the Bronx zoo so everything is small compared to that. Wed afternoon is free admission and they have petting zoo there also. Nice little place if u want to kill a few hours.

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Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

While it is not the huge Bronx zoo, it is just enough for the little ones. They have a carousel, a wind machine, petting zoo, reptile and acquarium collection, monkeys, a gift shop and a small cafe. There is enough interactive experiences to keep little ones occupied. There is plenty of parking across the street and if you go on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This zoo is a wonderful place to visit. It is no too large and the improvements are amazing. I used to go with my children and now going with my grandchild. It is well maintained and is a lovely feel to it.

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Tachikawa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited here on Wednesday afternoon as they offer free entry on that time. The zoo is cozy, not a big one like we have in Tokyo. Still, a variety of animals live there and surely my 1-year-old son enjoyed it. The bus we took from the Ferry Terminal was very crowded; not ideal when accompanied by a small child.... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Best reptile exhibit nex too San Diego Zoo! Great holiday fun for all, Holloween great. One first zoo's to do Walking With Dinosaurs. Great Exhibit. Also nice animal corral for children.

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Thank Ciro M
Staten Island, New York
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Animals all look well taken care of. Place is very clean. petting zoo is the best anywhere. great day with the kids.

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