Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York
2300 Southern Blvd, New York City, New York 10460| Map |
The Bronx Zoo is located in the Bronx. It is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres (107 ha) of park lands and naturalistic habitats, through which the Bronx River flows.
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Special exhibits and rides may incur additional costs. Combination tickets available.
Address: 2300 Southern Blvd, New York City, New York 10460| Map
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat-Sun and Holidays 10 am - 5:30 pm. Winter and summer hours vary. For additional details, check schedule. More Info
Price: Adults (12+): $16; Children (3-12): $12; Seniors (65+): $14
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I do try to appreciate that some animals are give a "fair" amount of space to roam, but the rest of them just don't get enough. I can't help feeling sad for most of them. What can I say? I'm partisan... I can't stand zoos as a concept (unless they are safari zoos and totally open), and I think that kids should be give a lesson of animal...
It's amazing how much land is available for areas outside of Manhattan. The Bronx Zoo is huge! I would spend at least 3-4 hours here. My hubby and I went here on a Wednesday to take advantage of the "suggested donation day." Apparently, a lot of schools pick Wednesday for the field trip to the zoo. The school children were so obnoxious and annoying which made my experience less pleasant. In addition, the zoo knows how to make money for the special exhibits and the monorail. There were lots of animals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Since we went on a cold day, the animals didn't move around. I really enjoyed the tropical birds section. The birds are so pretty! It was a bit of a trek to get to the zoo...
I haven't been to the Bronx Zoo since I was a little kid on a class trip back in the 80's or early 90's, so going back this past weekend, brought back that happy nostalgic feeling. It's a great day outing, even as adults. It took us about an hour and a half, but we had to skip a few sections. It is suggested to give the zoo about 2 - 3 hours of time, maybe even 4. The park was well maintained. I would also suggest going in the Spring or Summer, where I'm sure that a lot of the animals will be out. It's now the Fall, and even though the lions, tigers, and bears were out - the gorillas were no where to be found. If you go around that 3pm or 4pm hour, you'll be sure to catch feeding time. The Bronx Zoo was...
My boyfriend and I came to the zoo after buying a Google Offers deal - thought it'd be a cute time to go since it was around Halloween time and there was "Boo at the Zoo." In comparison to other zoos I've been to (notably the Philadelphia Zoo), I thought the Bronx Zoo was just okay. It felt a bit small. I guess I'm also a bit too grown up now for the zoo since I felt sad to watch the animals in their unnatural habitats (with painted skies and fake bamboo). The food options here also aren't too healthy. I had to resort to getting a fruit cup (mainly grapes and melons) to avoid eating the other stuff. However most parents (as most parents need to do) packed snacks and food for their kids. Wish we would've done...
This is a great zoo. Just like every place in NYC it gets crowded on the weekends -especially during the summer when the weather is nice. If you can go during the weekday that is preferable to avoid the masses but you also will miss out on any shows that they only seem to offer on the weekends. In October they have Boo at the Zoo for the kids (dressed up in costume) to get some candy- not so great for kids with food allergies because this just spreads the allergens onto every surface around the zoo and increases the chances of an allergic reaction. The general idea is to host something special for the kids but the candy idea misses the mark as it becomes an exclusive treat for those with dietary restrictions...