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Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York

2300 Southern Blvd, New York City, New York

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Submitted by: Giacomo C.

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...

Submitted by: Jackie S.

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...

Submitted by: N M.

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...

Submitted by: Siv L.

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...

Submitted by: Bleu W.

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...

Submitted by: Jean B.

My childhood memories of this place painted such a brighter, happier place than what I saw on a recent trip.  Maybe the animals haven't changed and now they are the old and tired versions of what I'd seen decades ago, or maybe it was my jaded NYer eyes.  Granted, I went on an overcast day so I should not blame the animals for looking a bit lackluster but I don't think the place would be any less sad with sunnier weather.  Also granted, I was not able to go through every section of the extensive grounds.  We skipped the apes because it required an additional entry fee (what!) and I was planning to spend those extra funds on butterflies. To start with the good news, there were a lot more animals outside of the...

Submitted by: shain e.

I love this zoo, it's big, beautiful and a great way to spend the day with your kids. What I don't love about this zoo is the prices. On a recent trip to New York I took my daughter there, something she had been looking forward to for a long time, she'd never been to a zoo before. Upon arrival I was shocked at the prices.  If we wanted the total experience, which includes the best parts of the zoo, it would have been $50 dollars just to get in the door. There was no way I was going to pay that so we went for the $28 dollar option, got to walk around the zoo and see lots of great stuff but it really wasn't worth it if you can't see the exhibits. To their benefit they do have a pay what you want day once a wee...

Submitted by: Melissa R.

I absolutely love the Bronx zoo.  I always have so much fun when I go with my family.  We love watching the animals and wandering around the park.  The grounds of the zoo are beautiful and refreshing and it truly is the best zoo of all 5 boroughs.  I gave it a four star because the food tends to be way overpriced and some of the exhibits need a little work.  Also, I can't believe the petting zoo is part of the total experience package instead of the general admission.  In fact, there are quite a few exhibits that I think should be a part of the general admission and not the total experience tickets.  For example, the gorillas.... gorillas are a standard animal at zoos.... why should I pay EXTRA to see the go...

Submitted by: Carina Z.

Zoos always evoke a playful spirit. They always bring me back to my childhood and I am in awe of what lives and thrives out there in the world. My experience at the Bronx zoo was fun - but that is about it. Getting here was easy - we took the subway and when we got off it was less than a 5 minute walk to the entrance gate. The staff are friendly but the prices seemed high. There are two levels to pay upfront. The lower dollar option gets you in to the zoo with no extras and limits you from some of the exhibits with the higher dollar option gaining you access to everything (including the butterflies and the gorillas and the camel rides - things I missed out on because I wasn't willing to pay that much more). ...

Submitted by: Yari C.

I hate this zoo. I know, how could I hate the Bronx Zoo? It was nothing but a miserable time for me! I could list the reasons. Here I go: 1. I hate the Bronx. I'm not just some sheltered Manhattan girl who is intimidated by or thinks the Bronx is gross because I'm better than it/the people in it. This area of the Bronx really IS intimidating and gross - and I've lived in East Harlem for much of my childhood while Harlem still had a terrible reputation. Fordham is bad. 2. This place is freaking gargantuan! It's not even okay. My friends and I got there early in the morning and walked about a mile before we saw any animals. We saw about 10 animals after trecking through probably around 2 miles of the zoo (in r...

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