Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society

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Location: 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

Telephone: 1 (718) 367-1010

Directions:
Bus: Bx9, Bx11, Bx12, Bx19, Bx22, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Q44, W60, W61, W62, W90
Subway: (Click a subway icon for more attractions along selected route)

  • 25 to West Farms Sq/East Tremont Ave;
  • 2 to Pelham Pkwy

Admission: * $11 Adults; $8 Children (2-12); $8 Seniors (65+); Children under 2 years are always free. Wednesday is Suggestion Donation Day (Give whatever you can afford). Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

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Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5:30pm
Holidays – 10am – 5:30pm
The Bronx Zoo is open 365 days a year. Bronx Zoo Spring/Summer hours and rates are in effect April 5th through October 26th.

History:
When it opened in 1899, the Bronx Zoo was a leader in animal management thanks to its thoughtfully constructed simulations of the native habitats of its myriad denizens. Today 265 acres of wooded parkland house more than 6,000 animals, including some of nature’s rarest species: Asian elephants, Chinese alligators and snow leopards among them.

Within the zoo are endless subsections such as Jungle World (which replicates a tropical rainforest) and the World of Darkness (which gives visitors a glimpse into the nightlife of bats and naked mole-rats).

For family fun, the Children’s Zoo features interactive exhibits which let kids climb up a spider’s web or crawl through a prairie dog tunnel. As for the famed Congo Gorilla Forest, that 6.5-acre recreation of an African rainforest is inhabited by mandrills, red river hogs, DeBrazza monkeys and, of course, gorillas. World of Reptiles, World of Birds, Monkey House, Baboon Reserve, Bison Range, Tiger Mountain and African Plains are other popular sections of this family-friendly menagerie.

Special Attractions & Rides *:
Individual tickets available for purchase at each attraction – weather permitting. Exhibit fees are applicable 7 days a week. Last entry 30 minutes prior to Zoo closing.

Bengali Express Monorail – Tour Wild Asia, $3; May – October
Butterfly Zone – $3; May 24 -September 30
Camel Rides – $5; June – October daily
Children’s Zoo – $3
Congo Gorilla Forest – $3
Skyfari – $2; April – October
Zoo Shuttle – $2; ground transportation

Nearby Places of Interest:

  1. New York Botanical Gardens
  2. Woodlawn Cemetery
  3. Van Cortlandt Mansion
  4. Bronx Museum of the Arts
  5. Yankee Stadium
  6. Hall of Fame of Great Americans
  7. Bronx

Advisory:
With so much to see and experience, where do you begin? www.Bronxzoo.com is designed to help you get the most out of your day at the Zoo.

Start with Tips for Your Visit. Then print out the Bronx Zoo Map.

The Bronx is home to a wide variety of attractions. Many visitors combine a Bronx Zoo visit with a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. The free Bronx Trolley makes it even easier to travel within the Bronx. For the year round tour trolley schedule go to http://ilovethebronx.com/index.php/tours

The Bronx Zoo is a smoke free environment. No pets, radios, bikes, skateboards or scooters. Blind, visually impaired and hearing-impaired visitors may be accompanied by properly harnessed guide animals. ADA maps are available at all gates.

* Prices and zoo attractions are subject to change



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