The Bronx Zoo will bring back free Wednesdays

But you'll have to RSVP!

Written by
Danielle Valente
Bronx Zoo entrance
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Good news for those who are anxious to pay a visit to the animal kingdom.

Not only is the Bronx Zoo reopening to the public on July 24 (it's operating on a members only basis from July 20–23), but it's enticing visitors with a perk. For families in search of a day trip on the cheap, might we suggest a Wednesday pitstop to the outdoor attraction?

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, general admission to the Bronx Zoo is free on Wednesdays. However, visitors have to plan in advanced: Advanced timed tickets will be required. The Wednesday ticket store will open on Tuesday at 10am for that Wednesday’s reservations, so make sure to set an alarm on your phone. You're not going to want to miss an opportunity to snag a spot. 

Keep in mind that this is an unusual time, zoo-goers: Visitors will not be able to simply walk through the grounds—on any day of the week—without a reservation. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the attraction's new norms and stay safe while visiting. 

If your little zoologists really have animals on the brain, why not pay a visit to the (reservation-only) Six Flags Safari? It's a socially-distanced drive-through experience that'll give them access to 1,000+ creatures—all from the family minivan.

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