Queens Zoo at Flushing Meadow Park
The Queens Zoo, located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York, is an exciting trip for people of all ages. For those staying at hotels near Queens Zoo New York, you can easily take the subway, bus, or car to get to the zoo. The zoo has regular hours of Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekend and holiday hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The Queens Zoo, also known as the Flushing Zoo, is open from April to November. Visiting Queens Zoo NYC is an affordable destination as general admission tickets for adults are $8.00, only $5.00 for children ages 3-12, and $6.00 for seniors over 65.
The Queens Zoo NYC includes 11 acres inside Flushing Meadows Park. Exhibits include the Aviary, Blue and Gold Macaws, domestic animals, Great Plains exhibit, the Sea Lion Pool, the South American Trail, the Waterfowl Marsh, and the Woodland Trail. At the Flushing Zoo, you will find over 75 species of animals from across the Americas. The zoo offers the chance to learn about the animals and conservation efforts as well.
The Queens Zoo has their Education Department devoted to teaching visitors about wildlife through interactive programs and tours. Programs include teen and children’s programs, family programs, summer programs, school programs, and the Wildlife Theater. The zoo also has tours for those interested in learning more about its exhibits and animals. Trained Wildlife Guides lead these tours. All programs must be reserved in advance.
It is even easy to plan an event at the Queens Zoo. Events include weddings and corporate events, where all event proceeds go to help support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s mission to help wildlife around the world.
When visiting the zoo, you will want to stay at one of the closest hotels near Queens Zoo New York. The Queen’s Premier Hotel, Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott is located at 9010 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 and we are only about a six minute drive from the zoo, making it a convenient place to stay for a day visit to the Queens Zoo.