Tisch Children’s Zoo

One of the most popular places in Central Park is the Tisch Children’s Zoo, added in 1997, financed by a generous gift from philanthropist Laurence A. Tisch.  With its imaginatively designed and toddler friendly exhibits the Children’s Zoo offers a magical and educational experience for children and their parents.  It also offers year-round education programs, including the zoo’s fascinating “Wildlife Theater”, which encourage visitors of all ages to become aware of the natural world that they live in and how they can help in protecting it.

At the center of the Children’s Zoo is the Enchanted Forest.  This is a magical place where giant insects hover overhead and a larger than life sized spider web offers a chance to exhibit developing climbing skills.  For a quarter visitors can purchase a handful of food that the animals are only too happy to nibble out of your hand.  The domestic animals available for petting include goats, sheep, a cow and a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.  Small bronze sculptures of the residents are present at the front of each animal enclosure and when a child touches one of them it squeaks or moos the appropriate greeting.  A net stretches overhead in the aviary section of the zoo and enables toddlers to witness a wonderful collection of birds fluttering around them; these include Crested Doves, Hooded Mergansers, Golden Pheasants and Sacred Ibises.

The Acorn Theater inside the zoo features daily performances that entertain and also instruct about the lives and habits of a variety of animals.  Past shows include “I Eat Bugs” and “Metamorphosis Boogie.”  Indeed there is probably no other place in the park, or even the city, that offers so many opportunities for children to crawl, climb and jump while interacting with a wonderful array of friendly animals, not to mention the informative and playful park personnel.  It would seem that they only difficult part of visiting is inducing the toddler set to leave.

Central Park Bike Tour

  • Our bicycle tour has been ranked as one the top 5 things to do in Central Park by TripAdvisor. It is the only tour that covers the entire length of Central Park and it provides an excellent overview of the whole park.
  • The tour takes approximately 2 hours and it includes various stops along the way. On those stops, you can park the bicycle and go for a short stroll along some of the most stunning views of Central Park.
  • Including Bethesda Terrace, Strawberry Fields, The Bow Bridge, Balto and many more. In addition, you will also visit some of the hidden places in Central Park - the Ravine, the secret waterfall and of course our team’s favorite - the Central Park Ramble!
  • 2 Hours - $53 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Pedicab Tour

  • Allow one of our experienced tour guides to show you the beauty of the park from the back of a pedicab. Those iconic NYC pedicabs are one of the best things to do in Central Park!
  • Sit down and relax while your tour guide tells you about the history of the park, architecture, interesting trivia and of course points out the exact location of all those blockbuster movies filmed in Central Park
  • Reserve either 1 hour or 2 hour guided pedicab tour. If you are already in the park, don’t worry, we can send the tour guide to pick you up from one of the many designated pick up zones inside Central Park.
  • 1 Hour - $53 - 2 Hours - $89 - Prices are per person
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Central Park Bike Rental

  • Biking in Central Park is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the park and do it at your own pace.
  • You can pick up your bike from one of our convenient locations around the park. In case you are already inside the park, no worries, we can send our concierge to deliver the bike(s) to one of the many designated bike zones inside the park. At the time of booking, we will direct you to the nearest bike pick up station in the park.
  • Pack some light snacks and a water bottle, take one of the park maps we provide. When reserving your bike rental, you will have an option to include an audio guided tour.
  • 1 Hour $15 - 2 Hours $20 - 3 Hours $25 - All Day (9am -7pm) $40
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Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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