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INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE: Our park has indoor buildings and many outdoor areas to explore. Plan ahead and dress for the weather!

TWO ENTRANCES AVAILABLE: In addition to the entry gate on Flatbush Ave, we have our accessible and stroller-friendly entrance located closer to the subway (B/Q), just inside Prospect Park, adjacent to Lefferts House Museum and the Carousel.

NO PARKING: We do not have a parking lot at our zoo. Mass transit is recommended.

UNIQUE AND INTIMATE ANIMAL EXPERIENCES: Across our 12 acres, we have created close-up animal experiences that you might not find anywhere else! From Pallas’s cats to dingoes; and primates large (baboons) and small (tamarins), you’ll get nose-to-nose with curious and interesting wildlife at every turn.

WCS MEMBERS – CARDS AND ID CHECKED AT ENTRY: Please be prepared to follow all standard Member entry procedures and policies when visiting. Click here for more details.

PEAK SCHOOL GROUP VISITS HAPPEN WEEKDAYS IN APRIL AND MAY: Families may prefer to plan a visit to avoid peak times. Please understand that you may encounter crowds during a visit.

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO OUR “NEIGHBORHOOD”: A typical visit to the zoo is 1.5-2 hours. We recommend also visiting other nearby attractions like the Lefferts House Museum, Audubon Center, and Carousel (April-Oct), or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden across the street.

LIGHT SNACKS AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE: While we do not have a restaurant on site, we do have a Café shop for grab-and-go sandwiches, drinks and treats. Located at our Sea Lion Court, stop in for snacks, gifts and souvenirs

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