NYC Zoos & Aquariums
by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014 [Updated 05/06/2015]
Prospect Park Audubon Center photo by Will Steacy • White-naped crane chick at the Central Park Zoo photo by Julie Larsen Maher
New York City might be one of the country's most urban environments, but the five boroughs are still home to a startling array of animals. Discover elephants, gorillas, piranhas and many other wonders at the City's zoos and aquariums, all of which feature educational exhibitions and family-friendly programming. From the toothier residents of the Bronx Zoo to the graceful swimmers of the New York Aquarium at Coney Island, these attractions offer a slice of wildlife—and conservation—right here in NYC. For information on where to go and what to see, read on.