Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd (at Boston Rd), Bronx, NY 10460, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–4:30 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

As the world’s largest urban zoo, we feature more than 600 species.

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  • Nick S.

    Spend some time at the Sea Lions exhibit. But be careful - you can easily lose track of time and spend hours there!

    Nick S · April 1, 2010
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  • Dora

    Watch Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure, a 3-D movie starring our favorite amigos on a mission to save the rainforest with cool effects like air blasts, scents and more. Powered by ParentsConnect.com

    Dora · July 22, 2010
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  • HBO

    The Sopranos happened here. Tony Soprano takes Mercedes car saleswoman, Gloria Trillo, here on a date and things get a little hot in the reptile house.

    HBO · September 3, 2011
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  • The Corcoran Group

    On Wednesdays it's a "Suggested Donation" day which includes everything but a camel ride. So take a personal day and spend it exploring the wild wonders of the Animal Kingdom.

    The Corcoran Group · March 5, 2013
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  • City of New York

    "Escape the bustling city & enjoy the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S. with 600+ species. Check out the congo gorilla forest, butterfly garden, jungle world & the monkey house. Free on Wednesdays"

    City of New York · May 6, 2013
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  • Rob K.

    Find the Jungle World building in the Asia section. Very low profile entrance but it's huge and amazing. End up deep down at the Jungle Waterfall room with underwater view of huge fish

    Rob Kelley · November 15, 2009
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  • Eric L.

    Bronx zoo = Best birth control ever

    Eric Langlay · May 20, 2012
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  • Bizb t.

    Free on Wednesdays

    Bizb thegr8 · July 18, 2010
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  • Mike Bloomberg

    Make sure @BronxZoosCobra is still here.

    Mike Bloomberg · April 9, 2012
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  • Rob K.

    To see the most, either start at the upper right entrance near Zoo Center / Astor Court or hustle up there first. Meander down to south entrance.

    Rob Kelley · November 15, 2009
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  • NYIP

    Favorite places to photograph: Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Garden, JungleWorld, Monkey House. The Wild Asia Monorail when the weather is cooler as the animals are easier to see and photograph. Read more

    NYIP · June 3, 2011
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  • New York Habitat

    On Wednesdays, you can enjoy a nice free trip to the Bronx Zoo! It's a great place to explore the exhibitions of nature and wildlife. The bear and lion showcases make it seem like you're in the wild!

    New York Habitat · July 19, 2012
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  • JC E.

    Best zoo in the city of New York!

    JC Earle · January 30, 2010
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  • Greg N.

    Stop banging on the glass and screaming. You're Not only pissing of the animals.

    Greg Neufeld · May 11, 2012
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  • An X.

    One of the best zoos I've seen - well worth a visit. Visit on a cloudy day, and the animals will be super active. Try to see the polar bear in early afternoon.

    An Xiao · June 3, 2010
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  • Jessica B.

    Never come here on free Wednesdays. There are tons of shitty kids.

    Jessica Barnett · July 25, 2012
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  • Eva N.

    I love the petting zoo.

    Eva Nowakowski · February 5, 2010
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  • Parents Magazine

    Let your child learn about animals by pretending to be one—like sitting inside a heron’s nest, trying to jump as far as a frog, popping out of a prairie-dog burrow and crawling through an otter log.

    Parents Magazine · July 15, 2011
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  • Carmen S.

    You won't believe how much rhinos go for on the black market!

    Carmen Sandiego · January 24, 2011
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  • Clarisel G.

    This is a must place to visit in the Bronx. Support our wildlife.

    Clarisel Gonzalez · July 21, 2010
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  • Lori P.

    Take the express bus from Manhattan...much better than the subway. Also, go on a weekday in the Spring if you can. You'll avoid the crowds.

    Lori P · May 8, 2010
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  • Maryam A.

    When you see zoo volunteers/ employees, ask them questions! Heard some cute anecdotes about specific animals this way.

    Maryam Aly · April 28, 2014
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  • Peter V.

    There hasn't been a year in the entire history of the zoo when an animal didn't escape. Most of the time it's a small bird or snake, but in 1982 it was a rare and dangerous panther.

    Peter Vigeant · April 14, 2013
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  • Londyn G.

    Total experience package is definitely worth it!

    Londyn Graham · July 9, 2012
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  • Henry H.

    Get there early if you want to see everything, you can easily spend a whole day here :)

    Henry H. · November 14, 2011
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  • TheParrisFoundation

    Grab a map because the zoo is huge. Remember to bring a stroller for the little ones, or rent one at the park. Be sure to visit the sea lions; they're a noisy, fun bunch.

    TheParrisFoundation · October 23, 2011
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  • Rachel K.

    Woo penguins!

    Rachel Kim · April 30, 2011
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  • Julie S.

    Membership is only 120 bucks or so, you get in free and get 6 free parking passes. Includes all exhibits, rides, etc. Definitely worth the money and a great place to go spend a couple hours!

    Julie Sebastian · August 17, 2010
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  • Luis A.

    Go watch the tigers interact with zoo keepers, very kool!

    Luis Aviles · February 10, 2010
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  • Samman

    Escape the bustling city & enjoy the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S. with 600+ species. Check out the congo gorilla forest, butterfly garden, jungle world, & the monkey house. Free on Wednesdays.

    Samman · April 23, 2013
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  • Lawrence C.

    Great zoo but you have to walk through dangerous streets just to get there from subway

    Lawrence Chong · January 2, 2013
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  • David S.

    Beer is sold @ the Dancing Crane Cafe!

    David Skinner · April 20, 2012
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  • Kiboo

    Bronx Zoo is open all day Wednesday for only a suggested donation. Give what you can, or go in for free!

    Kiboo · August 5, 2011
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  • Louis T.

    Don't waste the $13. Park on the street.

    Louis Torres · July 10, 2011
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  • Cass A.

    Make sure to see King Kong at the Congo exhibit

    Cass Anderson · May 1, 2011
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  • Ahvi S.

    Madagascar can be skipped

    Ahvi S. · February 20, 2010
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  • New York Habitat

    One of the most popular places that people like to explore in the Bronx is the Bronx Zoo! Great place to bring kids so they can explore a variety of different animal exhibitions and the wildlife!

    New York Habitat · April 16, 2014
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  • Jennifer O.

    Wednesdays although its free admission, the zoo gets extremely crowded with camps.. Recommend for any other day of the week!

    Jennifer Onwe · July 24, 2013
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  • Ray H.

    Try to avoid going on Wednesdays which is the one day admission is on a donation basis. Most individuals don't donate so you get riffraff attending. In addition, school trips happen a lot on that day.

    Ray H · June 1, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    This is a really great place to take kids–or even just grown-ups looking for a change of scenery. Specifically kid-friendly areas include the Children’s Zoo and Dora and Diego’s 4-D Adventure. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · April 24, 2012
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  • Stephanie R.

    Make sure to purchase the Total Experience Ticket That Gives You General Admission & Unlimited Rides & Attractions ( Except the Camel Ride ) :)

    Stephanie Rae · April 2, 2012
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  • Kai B.

    Be sure to check out the giraffes. They're probably the closest you're allowed to get to a big animal without a fence, moat, or window in the way.

    Kai Brinker · April 9, 2011
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  • Tom M.

    Bring quarters for the animal feed. 50 cents per handful. (They don't take bills)

    Tom McKenna · August 18, 2010
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  • Lauren

    Bring good walking shoes; you'll be doing A LOT of walking.

    Lauren · June 30, 2010
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  • Stewart J.

    That new 4D Theather with Dora and Diego is awesome!!! Read more

    Stewart Jimenez · June 21, 2010
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  • Martin D.

    Go to Bronx Zoo and pet liger

    Martin Davis · June 15, 2009
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  • Harlem A.

    Across from the Botanical garden and near Arthur Avenue, is the largest zoo in the US. Habitats are pretty life like and there is a tram to help you get around. Cafe is on premise if hunger strikes.

    Harlem Ambassador · December 27, 2014
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  • Lenny K.

    Go on Wednesday and pay only the full experience tickets! (14.95$ instead of 28$+14.94$)

    Lenny Knecht · October 15, 2014
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  • Simon K.

    Great zoo. buy tickets for all the attractions, it's well worth it

    Simon Keyers · October 15, 2014
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  • Ernesto M.

    Coming here on a Wednesday is like walking in to welfare after 11am!!! Just don't do it lol!

    Ernesto Martinez Jr. · April 13, 2014
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