Queens Zoo


Mon-Fri, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Weekends & Holidays, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Allow 2-3 hours to comfortably explore the various animal exhibits.

  • Wheelchairs are available for loan.
  • Restrooms are accessible throughout the grounds.
  • Service animals are allowed.

Experience wildlife at Queens Zoo. Encounter diverse species, exhibits, and family-friendly adventures in the heart of New York City.


53-51, 111th Street, New York, 11368

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(718) 271 1500

Getting There

Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point station.


53-51, 111th Street, New York, 11368

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About Queens Zoo

Nestled amidst the sprawling Flushing Meadows Corona Park, this 18-acre zoo offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of animals from the Americas.

Meet Your New Neighbors
  • Animals of the Americas: The Queens Zoo is dedicated to showcasing the incredible biodiversity of the Western Hemisphere. Come face-to-face with majestic Andean bears, playful sea lions, curious red pandas, and a diverse array of birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

  • Up-Close Encounters: Certain exhibits, like the heartwarming sea lion feedings or the captivating touch pool, allow visitors to get up-close with some of the zoo’s residents. Learn more about these fascinating creatures and their importance to our planet.

  • Family Fun: The Queens Zoo offers a dedicated children’s zoo, the Tisch Children’s Zoo, featuring a petting area where young visitors can interact with gentle farm animals. Educational programs, interactive exhibits, and exciting animal encounters make the Queens Zoo a perfect family day trip.

More Than Just Exhibits
  • Wild Walks and Treks: Explore the zoo’s various themed trails, like the rainforest walk-through or the captivating wetlands trek. Immerse yourself in recreated habitats and observe the animals in environments that closely resemble their natural homes.

  • Conservation Connection: The Queens Zoo plays a vital role in species conservation. Learn about their ongoing efforts to protect endangered animals and how you can contribute to a healthier planet.

A Queens Treasure for All Ages

The Queens Zoo offers an enriching and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Witness the wonders of the animal kingdom, connect with fascinating creatures from the Americas, and discover the importance of conservation. Whether you’re a lifelong animal lover or simply seeking a fun family outing, the Queens Zoo promises a memorable adventure.

  • Wildlife Wonders: Explore the Diverse Animal Kingdom of Queens Zoo
  • Ecological Tapestry: Unveiling the Richness of Local and Global Wildlife Habitats
  • Interactive Exhibits: Engage with Hands-On Learning Experiences for All Ages
  • Conservation Treasures: Discover the Importance of Biodiversity and Habitat Preservation

Frequently Asked Questions

Masks are not required, and can be used based on personal preference. Guests and staff may continue to wear masks for a variety of reasons, so please be kind and considerate of others. Park policies are subject to change, and all guests must abide by the rules in effect on the date of visit.

You will be prompted to select an entry time window during the ticketing process. This designates when you can arrive at the park. Once you’re here, you are welcome to stay as long as you would like. Based on the available exhibits and amenities, we expect the average visit to be 1-1.5 hours.


Every year, the Queens Zoo receives many inquiries from people who would like to donate wild animals or exotic pets; however, the zoo is not able to accept them. If you have an animal in need of a new home, please contact local and regional rescue organizations that specialize in caring for unwanted pets, such as the ASPCA. Plans for a pet should always include care for its entire lifespan. Remember that exotic animals almost never make good pets.