Delacorte Clock
The clock in 2017
LocationNew York City, New York, U.S.
Coordinates40°46′05″N 73°58′16″W / 40.768053°N 73.971103°W / 40.768053; -73.971103Coordinates: 40°46′05″N 73°58′16″W / 40.768053°N 73.971103°W / 40.768053; -73.971103

The Delacorte Clock, or George Delacorte Musical Clock, is a clock and art installation outside the Central Park Zoo in Central Park, Manhattan, New York. The clock is named after George T. Delacorte Jr., and was dedicated in 1965.[1][2][3]

The clock is mounted on a three-tiered tower above the arcade between the Wildlife Center and the Children's Zoo.[2] The clock contains representations of animals playing instruments, and plays music every half hour, at 0 and 30 minutes past the hour, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The clock's music is selected from one of 44 pre-recorded tracks.[3]


  1. ^ "Dedication of the Delacorte Animated Clock, Central Park Zoo | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News". WNYC. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  2. ^ a b "Central Park Monuments: Delacorte Clock". NYC Parks. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Delacorte Clock". Delacorte Clock. Central Park Conservancy. February 12, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2019.