8. Central Park Zoo’s Delacorte Clock Has Preprogrammed List of Songs

The Delacorte musical clock is a beloved fixture of the Central Park Zoo, located above the arcade between the Wildlife Center and the Children’s Zoo. Publisher and philanthropist George T. Delacorte gifted the monument to the city.

The clock is now digitally programmed to play one of thirty-two nursery rhymes between eight in the morning and six in the evening; on the half-hour, there is also a shorter mechanical performance. The full list of songs, which can be seen here, are divided into four seasonal categories; Christmas songs, for instance, are programmed to play from December 1-25.