Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

Bronx Park, Bronx
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    Ranked #2 for zoos in Bronx
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    Has a stamp of approval from New York Habitat and The Corcoran Group
    • New York Habitat
    • The Corcoran Group
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    City of New York
    "jungle world & the monkey house."(7 Tips)
    Ruth M.
    "Total Experience ticket and don't miss the Asia Monorail"(5 Tips)
    "... places to photograph: Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Garden, JungleWorld, Monkey..."(6 Tips)
    Jennifer O.
    "its free admission"(5 Tips)
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  • asia monorail
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  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJuly 15, 2015
    An amazing place. What not to love about the zoo!! One of top in USA. such a huge pretty place. With almost every animal. Good food, camel rides, the monorail and sea lions, a must do if ur in the BX
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CMarch 7, 2016
    Love this zoo but don't come during the "off season" winter months because everything is closed and you won't see half of the animals. May-October is their peak season.
    Upvoted May 11
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkMay 6, 2013
    "Escape the bustling city & enjoy the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S. with 600+ species. Check out the congo gorilla forest, butterfly garden, jungle world & the monkey house. Free on Wednesdays"
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff S.November 24, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    I always enjoy going to the Bronx Zoo. It’s so relaxing to walk around & see 4,000 animals up close. It’s always a new & different experience. The exhibits are awesome! Can’t believe I took this pic..
  • Mikeheart icon on user image
    MikeJuly 14, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this zoo. It's the best zoo in all NYC!! I always look forward to our summer trips here. If you live in the area and have kids the yearly membership is def worth it!
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinOctober 31, 2015
    Massive zoo in the hood. Can spend all day there checking out exhibits. I think late afternoon may be best time to see the animals active otherwise may catch them hiding or sleeping
  • Erdem Ö.heart icon on user image
    Erdem ÖzkanJune 12, 2018
    Nice place! try to go there as early as possible. There are too many sections to visit. If you go there by car, find the entrance(s) with parking option.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 16, 2014
    One of the most popular places that people like to explore in the Bronx is the Bronx Zoo! Great place to bring kids so they can explore a variety of different animal exhibitions and the wildlife!
  • Pinchas M.
    Pinchas MargolisOctober 29, 2014
    Make sure to download the zoo map online before you go and plan a route. It's a big zoo and you can just end up going in circles- specially if you are going with a big group of kids. Parking is $15
  • Kirill K.heart icon on user image
    Kirill KukuruzaNovember 5, 2016
    Beatiful zoo park to spend all your day. A lot of animals and attractions
  • Runnett
    RunnettSeptember 22, 2012
    It's best to go on a weekday when school in session. You get to see everything you want to see in record time. Get the Total Experience Ticket if you are planning on seeing the exhibits. Worth it.
  • Frieda M.heart icon on user image
    Frieda MillerJuly 3, 2017
    1) go on the monorail! Lots of animals and you get a rest and ride. 2) use the shuttle to get around and to opposite ends of the park quickly 3) Bring lunch so you save $$ and so can splurge on treats
  • Sarah F.heart icon on user image
    Sarah FieldsJune 15, 2015
    Amazing zoo with incredible animals. The gorilla exhibit is worth the extra ticket price. Go for the full experience over general admission.
  • Samman
    SammanApril 23, 2013
    Escape the bustling city & enjoy the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S. with 600+ species. Check out the congo gorilla forest, butterfly garden, jungle world, & the monkey house. Free on Wednesdays.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatJuly 19, 2012
    On Wednesdays, you can enjoy a nice free trip to the Bronx Zoo! It's a great place to explore the exhibitions of nature and wildlife. The bear and lion showcases make it seem like you're in the wild!
  • Katerina S.heart icon on user image
    Katerina SimbonisOctober 28, 2017
    The cable ride is awesome & I loved the way it was designed it give the feeling that the animals are in their natural environment.
  • Michele S.heart icon on user image
    Michele SMay 7, 2015
    The peacocks were my favorite, strutting around. Almost free as a bird, besides the fact they live in a zoo! Lots to see will come back hopefully the Tigers or the Lions
  • Dasean B.
    Dasean BetheaApril 10, 2016
    Try the burger and fries take cash to eat I know it's a little humiliating eating meat at the zoo 🍔🍟🍺
  • Ruth M.heart icon on user image
    Ruth MadrigalJuly 18, 2015
    Beautiful place. You can easily spend an entire day here. Go for the Total Experience ticket and don't miss the Asia Monorail (red pandas!) and Jungle World exhibit.
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorDecember 27, 2014
    Across from the Botanical garden and near Arthur Avenue, is the largest zoo in the US. Habitats are pretty life like and there is a tram to help you get around. Cafe is on premise if hunger strikes.
  • Belladonna P.
    Belladonna PHOENIXSeptember 15, 2015
    Support the zoo, it's the one place where kids can learn, and families can share time. I have been coming with my family since I was little.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PattiApril 29, 2014
    Some of the exhibits here are just sad, particularly the big cats and polar bears. That said, the monorail is one of the best parts IMO. Don't be scared off by the line, it moves quickly.
  • Jelle H.heart icon on user image
    Jelle HoogenboomApril 27, 2015
    Visit World of Birds for some of the most beautiful birds in the world, including Lesser Bird of Paradise and Andean Cock-of-the-Rock.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 5, 2013
    On Wednesdays it's a "Suggested Donation" day which includes everything but a camel ride. So take a personal day and spend it exploring the wild wonders of the Animal Kingdom.
  • Oscar M.heart icon on user image
    Oscar MaderaApril 20, 2016
    Excellent place to hang out with friends. A lot of animals to see, don't me the reptiles and on Wednesday is free admistion
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaMarch 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place to visit on the weekends. Summer gets a little crazy with families. I recommend going in the winter for a romantic, quite date
  • Justin O.heart icon on user image
    Justin OrdovezaDecember 22, 2016
    Free admission on Wednesday but you still have to pay for parking. In winter some animals are not on display. The giraffe, rhinoceros, sea birds exhibits can be smelly.
  • Maria B.
    Maria BSeptember 19, 2014
    If you r not a kids person don't go on Wednesday (which is entrance by donation) butterfly garden us worth paying extra! 😊
  • Jamie L.heart icon on user image
    Jamie LinJune 12, 2016
    Get your tickets ahead of time to save a few bucks - Total Experience is definitely worth it. Food is just okay, but they sell beer at the Dancing Crane Cafe!!
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanMay 3, 2015
    $20 for general admission gets you to most of the zoo. The soft serve ice cream is also one of the best I've had.
  • Raquel V.heart icon on user image
    Raquel VasconcelosAugust 28, 2014
    Awesome place! You do need the entire day to visit everything. Get the total experience ticket. DO NOT GO ON DONATION DAY!
  • Mo F.heart icon on user image
    Mo FFebruary 17, 2019
    They only had one price displayed at the entrance but since we didnt want to go on any rides (and I think some are closed in winter) we could have saved $6 each. Check the prices!
  • Karl B.
    Karl BergerOctober 28, 2019
    The Bronz Zoo is a huge, world-class zoo. The habitat exhibits like the Congo Gorilla Forest offer astounding experiences and should not be missed.
  • Christine S.heart icon on user image
    Christine SpazianoNovember 4, 2013
    Remember where you park and become a member because you can go to many other New York sites like the botanical gardens, Central Park zoo , etc.
  • TheParrisFoundation
    TheParrisFoundationOctober 23, 2011
    Grab a map because the zoo is huge. Remember to bring a stroller for the little ones, or rent one at the park. Be sure to visit the sea lions; they're a noisy, fun bunch.
  • Jess P.heart icon on user image
    Jess ParrottOctober 2, 2017
    The reptile house is worth the whole visit to the zoo, as well as jungle world. Excellent staff and great exhibitions!
  • Erica T.heart icon on user image
    Erica TaylorAugust 20, 2014
    The zoo is great and there's lots to see. Wednesdays have suggested admission as well as discounted full experience tickets.
  • Bethel & City Tours
    Bethel & City ToursFebruary 3, 2012
    You spend hours walking, taking pictures. It's beautiful. The animals are impressive. You don't feel like you are visiting a concrete jungle here. It truly is beautiful and worth the visit.
  • Fula O.heart icon on user image
    Fula OMay 29, 2022
    Go early 10am you beat the crowds, and it’s cooler and less and hir the big exhibits eg the Gorillas
  • Ray H.heart icon on user image
    Ray HJune 1, 2013
    Try to avoid going on Wednesdays which is the one day admission is on a donation basis. Most individuals don't donate so you get riffraff attending. In addition, school trips happen a lot on that day.
  • Michelle B.heart icon on user image
    Michelle BuiceSeptember 23, 2016
    I grew up going to this zoo and was able to bring my daughter ( who was not raised in NY). The zoo is huge so be prepared to walk and I would suggest packing a lunch.
  • Erin R.heart icon on user image
    Erin RathJune 18, 2016
    An amazing zoo! Good, interactive signage. I would like to see more keeper programs. Come prepared for lots of walking.
  • Tasha M.heart icon on user image
    Tasha MulrainApril 23, 2015
    Love this place. My kids love it. But it's always pack especially on Wednesdays cause it's free. And all the good stuff you can't see if your not playing.
  • Reign L.heart icon on user image
    Reign LowMarch 17, 2015
    Today was a good day for some wild life birds to show out!.. Awesome place to go with family & friends
  • Oliver B.heart icon on user image
    Oliver BouchardMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Winter time is zoo time. Many animals love the cold and it's a completely different experience without the crowds.
    SPIDER-MAN ON BWAYSeptember 9, 2011
    Don’t just take a walk on the wild side, take a cue from Kraven the Hunter & make it a full-fledged stampede. The beasts you’ll see at the Bronx Zoo are downright tame compared to Kraven.
  • kayla b.heart icon on user image
    kayla bNovember 8, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Boo at the Zoo is so much fun!!! The zoo puts on wonderful activities throughout the year. Membership is absolutely worth it
  • Stephanie N.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie Nichols FordJune 9, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The animals, the amazing staff and the rides (monorail and big carousel) are the reasons we love the Bronx Zoo.
  • Briana M.
    Briana MagistroMay 5, 2013
    Get a map asap so you can plan your day so you don't miss anything! You can bring in your own food too!
  • NYIP
    NYIPJune 3, 2011
    Favorite places to photograph: Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Garden, JungleWorld, Monkey House. The Wild Asia Monorail when the weather is cooler as the animals are easier to see and photograph. Read more
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