Bug Carousel

Attractions, Arcades and amusements
 (Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher)
Photograph: Julie Larsen MaherBug Carousel
 (Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher)
Photograph: Julie Larsen MaherBug Carousel
 (Photograph: Luke Groskin)
Photograph: Luke GroskinBug Carousel
Added to the Bronx Zoo’s Butterfly Garden in 2005, the trippy Bug Carousel will charm all but the most confirmed entomophobes. Your kid can cruise on any of the 64 enormous, brightly painted insect replicas—be it the green praying mantis, orange grasshopper or red ladybug. Touted as the very first "all-bug carousel" (and who are we to argue?), it is educational as well as entertaining. A vivid hand-painted mural on the ride’s perimeter depicts the transformation of caterpillars into butterflies.


Venue name: Bug Carousel
Address: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd
Cross street: at Fordham Rd
Opening hours: Apr-Oct: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat, Sun 10am-5:30pm. Nov-Mar daily 10am-4:30pm.
Transport: Subway: 2, 5 to East Tremont Ave-West Farms Sq
Price: $3 per ride with a general-admission ticket and free with a total-experience ticket
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