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Bronx Zoo: Animal exhibits, zoo events & nearby family attractions

A complete guide to the Bronx Zoo, including animal exhibits, zoo events, ticket information & other zoo attractions. Plus: The best family attractions nearby.

  • Bronx Zoo

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    Bronx Zoo

  • Bronx Zoo

  • Bronx Zoo

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    Bronx Zoo: Baringo giraffe

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    Bronx Zoo: Chilean flamingoes

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    Bronx Zoo: Bug Carousel

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    Bronx Zoo: Bug Carousel

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    Bronx Zoo: Sifakas in "Madagascar!"

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    Bronx Zoo: Hissing cockroach in "Madagascar!"

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    Bronx Zoo: Fossa in "Madagascar!"

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    Bronx Zoo: Crocodile in "Madagascar!"

  • Bronx Zoo: Children's Zoo

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    Bronx Zoo: Butterfly Garden

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    Bronx Zoo: White-cheeked gibbons

  • Bronx Zoo: Red panda

  • Bronx Zoo: Tiger

  • Bronx Zoo: Kihansi toad

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    Bronx Zoo: Sea lions

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    Bronx Zoo: Amur tigers

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    Bronx Zoo: Animal Kingdom Camp

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    Bronx Zoo: Animal Kingdom Camp

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    Bronx Zoo: Animal Kingdom Camp

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    Bronx Zoo

    Winter Wildlife Camp

Bronx Zoo

Tweeting cobras aside, the Bronx Zoo garners fans far and wide for a number of reasons—approximately 5,000 animals call the NYC wildlife park home. As they stroll through the 265-acre nature park, which we recently named one of our 50 best family attractions, New Yorkers may spot such exotic creatures as the fossa (a predatory, tree-climbing mammal) and snow leopards. More common favorites, including gorillas, also reside at the Bronx Zoo. Kids will likely want to ride the Bug Carousel (choose from 64 enormous, brightly painted insect replicas), pet llamas in the Children's Zoo and take the Wild Asia Monorail through exhibits that house the elephants and deer. Keep an eye out for the daily penguin and sea lion feedings, plus other seasonal activities like Boo at the Zoo and summer camps. Read through our guide to the Bronx Zoo and what to do with kids nearby, then head uptown for a family day trip!


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How to become a member of the Bronx Zoo: Visit bronxzoo.com to enjoy free admission at all five city zoos.


Bronx Zoo ticketing information

Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society

  • Price band: 2/4

The massive institution is home to more than 5,000 creatures in myriad exhibits, including an outdoor baboon reserve, a sea lion pool and an exhibit dedicated entirely to Madagascar, where you'll encounter little Ares, the newest Coquerel's sifaka lemur. Visitors can ride the Wild Asia Monorail, which tours 38 acres of exhibits that house elephants, Indo-Chinese tigers, deer, antelope and

  1. 2300 Southern Blvd, (at Fordham Rd)
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Address
Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx Zoo
Bronx

Cross street
at Fordham Rd

Phone
718-220-5100

Website
bronxzoo.org

Opening hours
Apr–Oct: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Nov–Mar: daily 10am–4:30pm

Transportation
Subway: Travel: Metro-North Harlem line local to Fordham, then take the BxM11 bus to the zoo

Price
$17, seniors $15, children ages 3–12 $12, children under 3 free. Wednesdays pay what you wish

How to get to the Bronx Zoo

Other NYC zoos

Central Park Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Southeast corner of Central Park,, (enter at Fifth Ave at 64th St)
More info

Prospect Park Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 450 Flatbush Ave, (at Empire Blvd)
More info

Queens Zoo

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 53-51 111th St, (at 53rd Ave)
More info

Staten Island Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 614 Broadway, (between Clove Rd and Forest Ave)
More info
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