PROSPECT PARK ZOO: If it isn't too hot and you need something to do with your kids, head to the zoo! Brooklyn's zoo may not be the biggest but it has some really nice features that make it worth your while. While the 'normal' animals are included - elephants, zebras, lions, birds, various reptiles - what makes the zoo a fantastic time is the panda bears and great apes. They have two great pandas who are always entertaining to the litle ones. My son loves to press his face against the glass and stare, even when the panda is merely sleeping. :) Also, the great apes are simply magnificent. Prospect Park has a large number of silverback males as well as family groups with little apes playing. It's a fun day for the entire family! We enjoy it a lot.