Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo: Hours, Address, Bronx Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The largest urban zoo in the U.S., with over 6,000 animals within its 265 acres of parks, woods and streams.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from CA$44.36
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redmeatandwhisky
Poughkeepsie, NY97 contributions
They're open! Gets better every year.
Jun. 2021
Open! Gets better every year.

Although Lot-C is a PIA to get into because of the inefficient drive down Southern Boulevard, it offers the best geographical entrance to the Zoo. Once inside, take the tram to the other side of the park and work your way back. Easy peasy.

The food is most impressive, especially at the Dancing Crane Cafe. The tuscan sandwiches, packaged salads and even breakfast items make this location pit-stop worthy, not just for lunch. My wife and kids appreciated the vast array of non-soda beverages, too. Great selection of beers...tall boys!

Lots of aspects were still not open (surely due to Covid closure) but what IS available is plenty enough to draw the crowds. We will always return.
Written June 16, 2021
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Mark W
Boca Raton, FL2,616 contributions
Extraordinary Zoo For Conservation and Education
During the course of my long life I have been visiting the Bronx Zoo, even though I mostly did not live in New York. Every visit to New York had to include the Bronx Zoo. We have enjoyed zoos all over the world. The Bronx Zoo is the standard by which all other zoos are measured.

Over the years the exhibits have changed radically. Once animals lived in cages mostly. Now almost all live in free roaming enclosures as natural as possible.

Exhibits attract all ages. The Children‘s zoo is outstanding unto itself, featuring hands-on opportunities for children to touch and otherwise interact with animals. Even adults frequent the large Children’s Zoo, and thrill in its close up and personal exhibits.

A monorail offers a must experience overview of the entire zoo with a knowledgeable and personable driver-guide. The basic ticket usually includes everything in the park.

The gorilla house places visitors in an inner enclosure with the primates all around. The sea lion and walrus pool feeding time attracts large crowds. A motor train offers less mobile visitors the chance to see most of the park seated.

For those who are handicapped, the Bronx. Zoo is especially accommodating. Renting an electric scooter for the day is $50 with a $100 refundable deposit. Special accommodation for the scooters and wheelchairs are all around. Zoo personnel are well-trained in accommodating and courteous treatment for people with special needs.

The Bronx Zoo is for everyone, if all ages and backgrounds.
Written June 14, 2021
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alexdelarosa
Bogota, Colombia10 contributions
Amazing / Increible
Wonderful experience I was totally fascinated by the wide variety of animal species

Increible fascinado por la seleccion tan amplia de animales
Written June 14, 2021
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Mikey2Dogs
3 contributions
Still as great as ever - from a New Yorker
May 2021
The zoo is an amazing place to go. Yes, there is quite a bit of walking, but shouldn't that be part of the fun? The tigers, the giraffes, the bears and their collection of reptiles are all amazing - and they have a couple of beautiful rhinos. The only problem with the zoo is the maps - first, they are kiosks. Then they don't tell you how far away from you something is or they are so sparsely located that it really takes a lot of effort to get to where you want to go. I am a New Yorker and I have been going to the zoo forever - so I just figured they had to have an app, right?
So I searched in the app store and low and behold, it exists and it's free.
For all of you saying that you had to walk forever, perhaps this will help you. I used it all day with the family and it made the trip so much better - try to find a bathroom on your own with a 4-year old having to go....now! haha - having a map made the day better, trust me. I certainly didn't make the lines shorter, but at least we found everything we were looking for - especially the BEER - they have beer (I love the Bronx Zoo)!
Don't pass up the Bronx Zoo, it's a great time for everyone, just be ready to walk - oh, and don't miss the seals!! They are awesome.
Written June 12, 2021
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Ladria
Wellesley, MA6 contributions
This isn’t it…
Wow. I’m so sad to write this review. I had been trying to get to this zoo for so long after seeing this on animal planet’s: The Zoo and looking to visit the “top zoos” and finally took a trip for my birthday. It was such a disappointment. The zoo primarily consists of long walks to small exhibits not worth seeing. The animals were few and not many worth watching. It reminds me of a good couples date to walk around that happens to also be a zoo. It’s just not a zoo I would recommend but I will recommend Indianapolis Zoo, you will immediately notice the difference. It is an entire experience from the moment you step in.
Written June 8, 2021
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Citygal
1 contribution
Waste of Time
May 2021
Most of the day was spent walking long distances to get to the exhibits. The shuttle is not a hop-on- hop off and only picks up at one end and drops off at another, which means more walking to get to see the animals. Only saw one, elephant, two Siberian Tigers, one red Panda, some deer. Very disappointing. not to see numerous wildlife in one of the supposedly best zoos in the world. Long lines and wait times to get to see animals and this was a weekday, will not be recommending a visit to the zoo and will not be returning aver again.
Written May 19, 2021
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Alison M
8 contributions
weekend trip
May 2021
I brought my daughter to the zoo for the weekend. She had a wonderful time. i know next time to bring a wagon cause its a lot of walking. The only problem i had was that i paid online with my membership for parking.... i was charged 17 dollars to park.
Written May 12, 2021
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Timmy Cougar
Halfmoon, NY5 contributions
Great Zoo
Apr. 2020
I haven't been to this zoo in YEARS but it is really good. I've been in the entire zoo,and the animals are amazing. They are well kept and the food is quite good. Yes,it's pricey,but it's worth it. I will be visiting again sometime soon.
Written March 13, 2021
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Beatriz
New York City, NY9 contributions
if you love animal thesis beautiful
Jan. 2021
hello i love the animals and the Bronx zoo it s nice place where the most animal are in a free space....it s a big park many green area and very nice to spend time with family...the price it s ok and one day in a week you can go inside for free....it beautiful....
Written February 19, 2021
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abonilla18
Brooklyn, NY68 contributions
NY Bronx Zoo
Mar. 2020
Best Zoo in NYC. Definitively try your best to come. Full views of animals from all kind. Very nice place for kids as well
Written February 18, 2021
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