Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo can easily captivate you for the better part of a day

Entrance to New York's famous Bronx Zoo
Entrance to New York's famous Bronx Zoo cc licensed photo Chris Costello

New York's Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States with over 4,000 animals of 650 species, many of which are threatened or endangered. Across 265 acres of naturalistic habitats, exhibits provide close-up encounters with exotic animals and educate visitors about the animals and their habitats. A daily schedule of animal feedings and award winning enrichment programs provide an opportunity to interact with animals and connect with zookeepers for a personalized experience.

Well worth the trip to the Bronx, visitors will find it difficult to see all that the Bronx Zoo has on offer in one day. Be sure to stop by the African Plains exhibit where you will see lions, African wild dogs and zebras. The world class Congo Gorilla Experience is not to be missed, bringing visitors up close and personal with the Great Apes in a 6.5 acre lush tropical habitat. Other Bronx Zoo highlights include the Baboon Reserve, one of the largest primate exhibits in the United States and catching a glimpse of the rare snow leopard in the Himalayan Highlands. To give your feet a rest, take a guided tour on the Wild Asia Monorail including tigers, elephants and rhinos or watch the sea lions paint as part of a new animal enrichment initiative.

The Zoo also has an immersive 4-D Theatre which features different films through the year. This attraction is recommended for adults and for children 6 years of age and up.

Several attractions including the 4-D Theatre, Children's Zoo, Bug Carousel, Conngo Gorilla Forest, Jungleworld, Butterfly Gardens, camel rides and zoo shuttle are not included in the price of standard admission, but can be purchased as part of a total experience package. You can also get a small discount if you purchase the Total Experience Tickets online instead of at the gate and on Wednesdays admission is by donation. For additional savings, pack a picnic lunch and dine al fresco at one of the Bronx Zoo's many picnic areas.

The zoo is open year round, but some animals will not be seen in their outdoor habitats during the colder parts of the year, especially those in the African Plains exhibit where they can be seen outdoors from April through October.

Nearby attractions: New York Botanical Garden, Yankee Stadium, Fort Tryon Park, The Cloisters and Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes. Wednesdays are by donation.

Bronx Zoo Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Address: 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460, USA

Phone: (718) 220-5100

Official Website: Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating The Bronx Zoo is a great zoo. I have been a few times over the years and have always enjoyed it. I also enjoy the history and that it has been around for 125 years. I do recommend it if you are in the area and have a day to spend there. It is nice for kids and adults. I highly suggest feeding the budgies and the butterfly garden. Both were the highlight of my trip!
Jillian Oddon - a week ago

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5 Star Rating This is a must for anyone in the area!!! It's so much fun and they truly care about the animals they home. I always pay extra to meet the animal ambassadors and they make sure to do it in a way that's most comfortable for the animals while still giving guests a cool experience. Highly recommend their TV show as well! It's a fun way to get to know some of the workers and I even met some of the animals that were in the show! Great for all ages
Melissa B - in the last week

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5 Star Rating I had never been here before, been wanting to come for a while so I finally made a day out of it. Place was awesome. The kids and I had a blast. Bought the tickets online so that was easy, we got to get in all the attractions, the only thing that we couldn’t do was feed the birds but we really didn’t care. Parking was easy and it only cost us $22 for the day. Honestly worth it, so I didn’t have to worry about my car the whole day. Staff was friendly and zoo was clean, bathrooms weren’t crowded. We went on a Tuesday so this might not be the case on weekends. All the exhibitions were great, we spent the whole day there. We finally had a snack at the Wild Asia part of the zoo and I didn’t think it was that expensive, we had hotdogs/tenders and fries which were delicious. There’s water stations all over so we always filled up our bottles there. If you fill tire after a while there’s shuttles that take you to main points in the park. I really enjoyed the monorail, conductor was super nice and had a lot of information for us. Over all it was a nice experience. I would definitely come back, make it a day because place is huge.
Kat R - a month ago

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4 Star Rating Nice and varied walkable zoo, with a lot of information, and many conservation efforts. A bit touristy, food is on the expansive side. The zoo offers little houses for smaller animals, like mouses, which is quite rare and interesting for zoos!
Aldar - in the last week

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5 Star Rating This zoo is huge. You need to come early to see everything for sure. A lot of animals I’ve never seen before ! Loved this zoo. First time I’ve been here since I was really young. My husband ordered tickets online it wasn’t a wait to get tickets or to go in.
Tina S - 2 weeks ago

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Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
2 or 5Pelham Parkway12 minutes

How to get to Bronx Zoo by Subway

Take the 2 or 5 train to Pelham Parkway. Make your way by elevator or stairs to street level and walk west along Pelham Parkway South (keep to the sidewalk on the south side of the road) to the zoo entrance (12 minutes).

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