The Queens Zoo

Wildlife Education in Queens
The Queens Zoo

The Queens Zoo, is home to 75 animal species native to both North and South America. It is part of the system of zoos and aquaria managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The Wildlife Conservation Society also manages the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. Specifically, the Queens Zoo is managed by both the Wildlife Conservation Society and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Impressively, it is the only wildlife establishment out of the system that holds Andean bears on exhibition.

The zoo is also home to various wild cat species, such as lynxes and pumas, owls, alligators, and bison. Additionally, the Queens Zoo has an open aviary and continuous sea lion feedings.

The aviary, originally constructed as an assembly hall, does not have any obstructions, such as pillars. This gives birds and other animals free roam within the enclosure. As a result, visitors can sometimes cross paths with various birds, even an ostrich!

Visitors can also catch a sea lion feeding at regular times throughout the day. At the zoo, sea lions waddle on rock structures and dive into the water and socialize with one another. Visitors can witness the sea lions “barking,” or communicating, with one another.

Queens Zoo features three conservation stations: Migration Playground, Invasive Species Station, and the Endangered Species Climbing Wall. These three stations encourage visitors to participate in hands-on activities to help them better understand conservation efforts. These are popular with kids or younger people. The zoo also allows visitors to go on quests with staff, which enable visitors to learn more about the animals and about conservation. Additionally, there are various tour options; either self-guided or led by a professional staff member.

The Queens Zoo is a marvel for families and kids alike.

Adult 18-62 All Ages All Seasons Animals Child 12-17 Corona Fall Kid 2-11 Queens Senior 63+ Spring Summer Winter Zoos

53-51 111th St, Corona, NY 11368


(718) 271-1500


Take the 7 subway line to 111th Street or the Q58 to Corona Ave.

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