Tisch Children’s Zoo

Home to goats, sheep, pigs, and the only cow in Manhattan, the Tisch Children’s Zoo is a rural adventure for City kids.

The Zoo, which is managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, features animals that will eat from the palm of visitors’ hands; just pop a quarter in a dispenser to buy a handful of nutritious feed. Kids may prefer to pet the bronze animal sculptures beside each pen with convincing squawks, bleats, and oinks of their own.

Turtles, frogs, and birds also inhabit a central aviary. Other exhibits encourage exploration and imagination—kids can get up close to models of giant turtle shells, fish heads, and rabbit ears.