Central Park is just 2 blocks north from the Salisbury Hotel and has so much to offer for families with children, including playgrounds, swimming pool, row boats, turtles in every lake, Victorian Gardens (summer), Wollman iceskating rink (winter), but one of the most popular attraction is the CentralPark Zoo. The zoo consists of three parts: The main zoo where you can see anything from exotic birds to snow leopards and the always fun California sea lions, the Tisch Children’s Zoo and a 4D Theatre.
The main zoo has several exciting points such as the Tropic Zone which is like entering the rainforest. Viewing platforms at various levels help you discover the animal life in all layers of our walk-through rainforest habitat. Exotic birds fly around freely, you can catch a family of cute mongooses playing or lemurs napping on a tree branch.
|California Sea Lions|
In the middle of the central plaza you’ll find seals swimming around in their pool splashing water on to curious onlookers and jumping on the rocks to pose for the audience. They will also do tricks with their trainers throughout the day during feeding times.
Plan your visit at the zoo according to the feeding times. Penguins get fed daily at 10:30 am and 2:20 pm and Sea Lions at 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
If you get hungry there’s The Dancing Crane Café that serves wide variety of meals, snacks and beverages. Cafe is open during zoo hours and can be accessed either from the zoo or the park.