Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society

Attractions, Zoo and aquariums The Bronx
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The massive institution is home to more than 5,000 adorable and/or ferocious creatures in myriad exhibits, including an outdoor baboon reserve, a sea lion pool and a space dedicated entirely to Madagascar. Ride the Wild Asia Monorail, which tours 38 acres of exhibits that house elephants, Indo-Chinese tigers, deer, antelope and Mongolian wild horses, or wander over to see two gargantuan Nile crocodiles. On inclement days, step into indoor attractions such as the World of Birds, the World of Reptiles or the Congo Gorilla Forest. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


Venue name: Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society
Address: 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: Travel: Metro-North Harlem line local to Fordham, then take the BxM11 bus to the zoo
Price: Total experience tickets $30.55, children 3–12 $21.55, children under 2 free. Wed 10am–6pm pay what you wish
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Maria M

Love the Bronx Zoo! I've been coming here since I was a kid and it never gets old. There's always so much to see with a wide variety of animals & exhibits. It's a bit of a trek from most of Manhattan but it's 100% worth the trip! 


I am a lover of animals and can spend hours watching animals do their thing. The Bronx Zoo is well worth the trek out to the Bronx. They have an extensive array of animals, big and small. The park’s layout is well thought out and very kid friendly. My favorite was watching the sea lions being fed – and it was also very cute watching the kids get excited during the feeding session. Be sure to wear sunblock or wear a hat if you’re visiting on a sunny day!