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Delacorte Clock


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Please note: The Delacorte Clock is undergoing maintenance and repair until early April. During this time, the clock will not be operational.

Named after philanthropist George T. Delacorte, the clock brings seasonal chimes and nursery rhymes on the half hour. It is one of the most popular features in Central Park. The clock sits atop a three-tiered tower and features a band of whimsical animals: two bronze monkeys banging hammers against a bell; a penguin on drum; a hippo on violin; a bear and his tambourine; a concertina-playing elephant; a goat with pipes; and a kangaroo on horn. The animals circle the tower to one of 44 tunes that change seasonally. Conservancy staff inspect the clock to help keep the clock in good order.

Additional Information

Near: South End

Location

Inside the Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue

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