New York City

Exploring Nature

Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Randall's Island Salt Marsh & Freshwater Wetlands

Guided tours focus on birds, insects, wildlife species, and wetland/coastal ecology. Using magnifying glasses, binoculars, fishnets, and traps, your group will investigate the many animals and plants that call Randall’s Island home. 20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035. Tel: 212-860-1899. Cost: Free.... More Info

Other Listings

Central Park Zoo

830 5th Ave. at 64th St., New York, NY 10065. 212-439-6583. Natural habitat exhibits in the middle of Central Park. Fee.

New York Aquarium

W. 8th Street and Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224. 718-265-3454. Exhibits featuring 300 marine species. Fee.
The New York Aquarium is closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. 718-399-7327. Hundreds of animals including baboons, red pandas, wallabies. Participate in close encounters with zoo animals, sea lion feedings, and discovery center. Fee.

Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. 718-220-5100. The barn at Prospect Park is home to alpacas and sheep, chickens, horses, and other animals for visitors to pet and feed. Fee.

Queens Zoo

Queens Zoo

53-51 111th St., Flushing, NY 11368. 718-271-1500. 55 species with a focus on indigenous American wildlife. Fee.