The Bronx Zoo is a must-see for animal lovers. Less than 15 miles from downtown Manhattan, it's a quick car or bus ride and is also accessible by train. With more than 400 animals situated on 265 acres, it is the largest metropolitan wildlife preserve in the world. Of course there are familiar favorites like zebras, pandas, and tigers, but also more exotic fare like Nile crocodiles, pygmy marmosets, and the gelada monkey of Ethiopia. Zoo attractions include watching the acrobatic white-throated bee-eater hunt live crickets during the World of Birds daily feeding. During the daily feeding in the Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Colony, visitors can watch Magellanic penguins come out of their dens or up from the deep to bob for fish. The Bronx Zoo is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $11 for children, and $13 for seniors, with extra charges for certain exhibits.

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Family Review of Bronx Zoo

Away Travel Expert: Steve Jermanok
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Arrive early and plan on spending the day; when you arrive, ask about any family programs running that day.
  • The Reptile House, with its large python, is fun.
  • Many favorite attractions are an additional fee beyond general admission, including the Children's Zoo, monorail, Bug Carousel, Gorilla Forest, and zoo shuttle. For that reason, seriously consider the Total Experience Ticket, which includes almost everything (but not the famous camel rides).

2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York 10460

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (718) 220-5100
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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