Wildlife Center New York City
Wildlife Center – Tourist Attractions in Queens, New York City
Queens Wildlife Center
The Queens Zoo is a 5 acre (20,000 m²) zoo located in the New York City borough of Queens.
The zoo is operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The Queens Zoo opened in 1968 as the Flushing Meadows Zoo as it is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The zoo is home mostly to animals native to North America. The Queens Zoo is the only one of the four zoos in New York City to exhibit Spectacled Bears. The zoo was constructed on the site of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and the zoo’s aviary is a geodesic dome, designed by Buckminster Fuller and used during the 1964 Fair.
53-51 111th St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
The Queens Zoo is open 365 days a year!
Winter hours are in effect November 3, 2008-April 3, 2009.
Daily 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Children (3-12) $2.00
Seniors (65+) $2.25
Children under 3 years old are always free!
#7 train to 111th Street. Walk south to Park. Bear right through Hall of Science parking lot to Wildlife Center.