Tucked away on the Corona side of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is the Queens Zoo; an attraction that is sure to keep the entire family occupied for hours. Spread across 13 acres, the Queens Zoo is home to a wide variety of fascinating animals, and offers an array of activities for young and old. Visitors to the zoo will come across domestic animals like cows and sheep, as well as a number of other wildlife; like coyotes, wolves, bison, pumas, Andean bears, sea lions, and many more North American animals and birds, all in a naturalistic setting. The Discoverr Center found here has a library that houses animal-themed books and games, a crafts station and more. Those visiting the zoo must also make it a point to see the sea lions being fed.
Adults: $8 Seniors: $6 Children: $5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Operating hours tend to vary depending on the season
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Aviary, the Sea Lion Pool, the Waterfowl Marsh and the Animal Trail
Finding prayer facilities at the Queens Zoo will not be possible. Muslim visitors will however be able to locate plenty of mosques and Islamic Centers in Queens. The Islamic Guidance Center of Queens, the Muslim Center of New York and Masjid Al-Fallah are all frequented by the city’s locals and visitors alike.
Visitors to the Queens Zoo will be able to find vending machines located in the cafeteria near the Sea Lion Pool. There are also outdoor picnic tables for those who decide to bring along some snacks. Muslim visitors looking specifically for Halal restaurants in Queens will find numerous restaurants in the area offering a variety of cuisines ranging from Middle Eastern to Italian and Indian.