Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

The zoo’s exhibits are surrounded by the picturesque Manhattan skyline and the trails of New York’s most famous park. Just steps from Fifth Avenue, visitors can chill out with penguins and polar bears or warm up with tropical rainforest critters. Big cats are in the big city at the newest exhibit, the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard exhibit. Visitors can learn about the natural history, biology, cultural roles and conservation status of the zoo’s more than 150 species from around the globe, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Checking the daily schedule of feedings and enrichment demonstrations happening at exhibits throughout the park will help make the most of a zoo expedition.