Delacorte Clock

Each day between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, on the hour and half-hour, this band of animals comes to life to play a repertoire of children's songs and seasonal tunes.

On a brick archway between the Central Park Zoo and Tisch Children's Zoo stands the whimsical George Delacorte Musical Clock. It was dedicated in 1965 and named for its donor, George T. Delacorte. The philanthropist behind many of the children’s attractions in Central Park, Delacorte was also a fan of the medieval mechanical clocks found in European squares.

The band’s repertoire stays fresh and seasonally appropriate year-round; from late March through early June, visitors may hear springtime melodies like “April Showers” and “Younger Than Springtime.” During the holidays, “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bells,” among other festive tunes, ring out from the beloved clock. Visit the NYC Park’s website for the full playlist.