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Bronx Zoo, Bronx
(4.2/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
The world's largest urban zoo, Bronx Zoo displays more than 650 different species from across the globe--about 6,000 animals in total. The 107 hectare (265 acre) park features numerous sections and regional themes, including Wild Asia, Madagascar, African Plains, the World of Monkeys, and Tiger Mountain. You'll find a colony of critically endangered western lowland gorillas in their jungle habitat in the Congo Gorilla Forest, which showcases the zoo's commitment to conservation and provides residents with spacious outdoor enclosures. Check the zoo's online events schedule for animal feedings, zookeeper talks, and enrichment activities. To visit Bronx Zoo on your holiday in Bronx, and find out what else Bronx has to offer, use our Bronx trip generator.
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  • We were in December 2016 in New York, and since my friend is an absolute Zoo fan, the Bronx Zoo was a must. This Zoo is one of the largest worldwide and the Park is really huge. Please no tickets buy online, it would cost about $24 per person, I've informed me to something on the Internet, and in fact you can even on Wednesdays for $1 in, however you have to pay extra special attractions like jungle world, or 4 D Theater, they cost $5 each. In the winter there is but a special ticket s.g. total exp. that takes incredible 9.95 and it are all attractions. The Zoo is species-rich and really invested a lot for the animals. Some of the animals, so I had the feeling, have slightly less space than they really need, and others have a lot of space. The Zoo was not very popular, I think it's happening even more in the summer. I was happy about the lack of visiting, so you could better and in the animals calm watching. A visit to the Zoo and especially for the price everybody pays. Because the animals are also well catered for.
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  • Bronx zoo offers educational exhibits appropriate for school aged children which are fun even for adults!! Zoo is absolutely small enough to be deemed entirely walkable w children over 7 years old. My...  more »
  • Plenty to see. Setting quite natural. Looked natural especially for bird life, reptiles. Lots of unusual birds flying in their enclosure. Easy walk to Bronx Botanical Gardens. 
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  • Best time to visit is during the week, crowds are low and special sites are easier to get into. There are places to buy food, but if you can, its best to bring your own food an water. They may check your bags to ensure you don't bring in alcoholic beverages but they have no issue at all with people bringing in food. Some staff members go above and beyond, especially if you have kids. They sometimes look out to see where you can park your stroller and if kids interact with them, they're friendly enough to smile and react back. Morning is the best time to be there, you can take advantage and try to take in as much or even the entire zoo in one day. Have Fun!
  • Need i say more. My children absolutely love this place. Petting zoo and carousel are great. We purchased the annual pass which i highly recommend if you live in NYC proximity. It pays for itself just after one visit
  • Bronx zoo is an amazing place with lots of different animals,birds,insects.The zoo is very well maintained & stuffs are really helpful & friendly. I went there on Wednesday, apparently entry fees is free on Wednesday but if you want Total Experience then you have to pay $ 14.95 that includes some special exhibit like Congo Gorilla Forest,Jungle World, Children's Zoo, Wild Asia Monorail,Butterfly Garden,4D theater, Zoo Shuttle(Closed on all Wednesdays). Wild Asia Monorail (20 minutes guided tour)was a great experience.But this much pay is totally worth! They have plenty parking spots & that cost $16 for full day. Only one thing that I would suggest is please bring your own food & water, everything is overpriced inside the cafe. Be ready to walk a long long way, wear comfortable shoes & dress. It takes a full day to complete all the corner, if not the whole day then at least 5 hrs. One Complain about the hour: 10 am.- 5 pm. is the official hours, but at 4:30 pm.they closed all the exhibits & put away all the animals. So basically timing is 10 am.-4:25 pm.Please keep that in mind. Great Experience!
  • Join as a member after a few visits it pays for itself. You can bring your own food and drinks to have a day out the way you want it. If you forget anything at home the zoo has it to buy. The animals are the cutest and there is always something to learn about the animals. My children and I love the zoo and recommend the visit.
  • Very nice experience, both for my 4 yo and 12 yo AND adults. I wish it was a shorter drive. And DO ger their Prime membership, if you have 3+ kids especially. It will save you money even if you go there twice a year.