Cheetah at Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Zoo

Updated by Pat Dorri on February 22 2024

Discovering Wildlife in the Heart of Staten Island.

Address: 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310, United States

Long-tailed lemurs sitting on a rock at Staten Island Zoo
Watching the long-tailed lemurs play are just one of the highlights at Staten Island Zoo.

💲 Adult entry from $10

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Cafe (open 10am-4:30pm daily)

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Staten Island Zoo?

Found in the West New Brighton neighborhood, Staten Island Zoo is easily accessible via local bus routes or a short drive from the Staten Island Ferry.

Why should I visit Staten Island Zoo?

Staten Island Zoo is renowned for its intimate, family-friendly atmosphere and diverse array of animals, including the famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck.

It's a great place for animal lovers and families to learn about wildlife and conservation.

What are the opening hours at Staten Island Zoo?

General opening hours

Monday - 10 am - 4:45 pm

Tuesday - 10 am - 4:45 pm

Wednesday - 10 am - 4:45 pm

Thursday - 10am - 6pm

Friday - 10am - 6pm

Saturday - 10am - 6pm

Sunday - 10am - 6pm

Make sure to arrive a little before closing, as last entry is at 4:15 pm.

Closures and holidays

Hours vary over the holiday season, with Staten Island Zoo closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Check the official website in advance.

View of the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, Staten Island, NY
Make sure to visit nearby Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

Where should I park when visiting Staten Island Zoo?

On-site parking is available for free at Staten Island Zoo.

Is Staten Island Zoo accessible by public transportation?

Staten Island Zoo is accessible via multiple bus routes, and a short distance from the Staten Island Ferry.

When is the best time to visit Staten Island Zoo?

Weekday mornings are typically less crowded, although special events and animal demonstrations are often held on weekends.

What are the best things to see near Staten Island Zoo?

Within a short distance of Staten Island Zoo there are plenty of other great activities. Here are some of the best.

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden - Perfect for arts lovers, and for strolls around the pretty gardens.
  • Clove Lakes Park - Ideal for scenic walking trails and boating.
  • The Richmond Town Historic Village - Head here for a glimpse into colonial life.
Colonial houses in Richmond Town, Staten Island, NY
Learn about life in colonial times in Richmond Town Historic Village.

Common questions about Staten Island Zoo

Head to Staten Island Zoo and you can experience a close encounter with diverse wildlife from around the world - a fun and educational destination for all ages! Here are some other key facts about the zoo.

Is Staten Island Zoo accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Staten Island Zoo is designed to be accessible to all visitors.

Is Staten Island Zoo free to enter?

❌ No, Staten Island Zoo costs from $10 for adults, although free hours are available on Wednesday afternoons.

❗ Throughout the week, discounts are available for seniors and children. Membership also has added benefits and free admission.

Is Staten Island Zoo pet-friendly?

❌ No, pets are not allowed at Staten Island Zoo.

Is Staten Island Zoo child-friendly?

✔️ Absolutely! Staten Island Zoo is family-oriented with educational programs and play areas.

Is Staten Island Zoo a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, New York Botanical Garden is open throughout the year with seasonal displays and events.

Are refreshments available at Staten Island Zoo?

✔️ Yes, at Staten Island Zoo there is a cafe open daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Are there restrooms at Staten Island Zoo?

✔️ Yes, there are public restrooms at Staten Island Zoo.

What else is useful to know before I visit Staten Island Zoo?

Check the zoo's calendar for daily animal feedings and special events, including educational programs.
Staten Island Ferry at Dawn in Winter, with Manhattan skyline in the background
Head over early on the Staten Island Ferry to add to the adventure of this exciting day out.
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Where to stay near Staten Island Zoo?

There are plenty of great hotel options in Midtown Manhattan once you have enjoyed your visit to Staten Island Zoo.