You and your kids deserve an awesome family time, breathing fresh air and having fun with all the activities and experiences the petting zoos of NYC have to offer.
So, check out the list Kid 101 made for you:
The most important and the first official zoo to open in New York (1860). Right now they have a lot of activities (http://centralparkzoo.com/activities) for the kids like feedings the penguins and sea lions, seeing the red pandas and the snow leopards in the Temperate Territory, and also the 4D theater, that is definitely it as quite an unforgettable adventure.
The Tisch Children’s Zoo (http://centralparkzoo.com/exhibits/tisch-children-s-zoo) is the petting area of the Central Park Zoo, especially for the little ones. Your kids will be able to play with the potbellied pigs, sheep, and goats and also can run, crawl, jump and climb in the most fun areas.
They open every day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on weekends & holidays. You can check the daily schedule here (http://centralparkzoo.com/schedule). The general admission cost is $12 for adults and $7 for kids. Buy The Total Experience ticket (Adults: $16.20 online / $18 at the gate and Kids: $11.70 online / $13 at the gate), it includes entry to the main Zoo, the Tisch Children’s Zoo and to the 4-D Theater, best value.