NYC – The Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo, the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, has over 4,000 animals on 265 acres of indoor and outdoor naturalistic habitats. It is one of the best zoos in the world.

2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, New York 10460

Located off the Bronx River Parkway, Exit 6, at Fordham Road. Accessible by car from any major highway in the tri-state area and from all five boroughs. Express bus from mid-town Manhattan and subway train #2 or #5 to Pelham Parkway station, three blocks from the zoo.

Telephone(s): +1 718 367-1010 (recording); (800)-937-2868 (groups)
E-mail: [email protected] (public relations); [email protected]
Website: bronxzoo.com

Hours: Open 365 days. Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Weekends & Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Closes 4:30 Nov – Jan.

Prices: Adults – $12.00; Seniors (65+) and Children (2-12) $9.00; Free Under 2. Admission on Wednesdays is by donation, which means you pay as much or as little as you want. It also means that the Zoo is very crowded on Wednesdays.

All day parking – car – $8.00; bus – $16.00. Wheelchairs: $5.00/day (718-220-5188 to reserve); Strollers: $6.00/day; Guide dogs available.

The Bronx Zoo is a smoke-free environment, no pets, radios, bikes, or scooters. There are several cafes, concessions, mobile carts, and picnic tables throughout the park.

The Bronx Zoo focuses on wildlife conservation, featuring many endangered species living in replicas of their natural habitat, such as the Congo Gorilla Forest, the largest African rain forest ever built; Jungle World, the Baboon Reserve, and the Himalayan Highland Habitat. Feeding and training demonstrations, special events, educational exhibits, and other fascinating programs are offered at the Bronx Zoo. Stroll through the Bronx Zoo or ride the Bengali Express monorail for an unforgettable experience with nature and wildlife.

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