Visiting Bronx Zoo With Kids

The property

Discover an extraordinary family adventure right in the heart of New York City! The Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, invites you and your family to explore over 265 acres of wildlife habitats and exhibits. Nestled within the iconic Bronx Park, the zoo is a world-renowned conservation organization dedicated to connecting people to nature.

Family-Friendly Attractions & Exhibits:

  • Congo Gorilla Forest: Get up close with majestic gorillas in this immersive rainforest environment.
  • Children’s Zoo: Interactive and educational fun awaits with petting zones, feeding areas, and captivating wildlife.
  • Wild Asia Monorail: Embark on an exciting ride that offers a unique view of Asian elephants, tigers, and more, all from the comfort of your seat (May - October).
  • Butterfly Garden: Walk among hundreds of vibrant butterflies in our serene garden oasis (April - October).
  • Nature Trek: Climb, crawl, and explore this interactive area that’s all about adventure and discovering the natural world.

Education & Conservation

Dedicated to inspiring future conservationists, the Bronx Zoo offers educational programs for kids and families, including up-close animal encounters, zoo summer camps, school break camps, and special seasonal events. Commitment to conservation is at the heart of their mission, providing a valuable learning experience with every visit.

Planning Your Visit

Hours of Operation: Open 365 days a year. Please visit website for daily opening hours as they vary by season.

Admission: Various ticket options are available, including Total Experience tickets that offer unlimited access to premium attractions. Discounts available for children, seniors, and WCS Members. FREE entry on a Wednesday (free tickets must still be booked online)

Dining & Shopping: Multiple dining options cater to all tastes and dietary needs. Don't forget to visit the gift shops for unique souvenirs and wildlife-themed merchandise.

Getting Here: Easily accessible by public transportation or car. Parking is available on-site for a fee.

Make lasting memories with your family and immerse yourselves in the wild wonders of the Bronx Zoo. Whether you're marveling at our majestic lions, engaging with educational exhibits, or enjoying a family picnic on the beautiful grounds, there's something for everyone to discover.

Connect with Nature. Inspire Conservation. Visit the Bronx Zoo Today!


Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460


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