Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo: Hours, Address, Bronx Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The largest urban zoo in the U.S., with over 6,000 animals within its 265 acres of parks, woods and streams.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $39.95
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Jenn P
1 contribution
Wild Encounters was so worth it!!
Oct 2021
Thank you to Peter with Wild Encounters for making our day magical!! He picked us up at the front gate and brought us over to the ambassadors building, and truly gave us a VIP experience (made himself a personal photographer, gave us an overview of what to expect and what to check out at the zoo, called us ahead of time to locate us to get us to the building, etc.). All the staff we spoke to at the zoo were super helpful and nice, but Peter really made our day. If you're going to the Bronx Zoo, highly recommend doing one of the Wild Encounters experiences - we learned so much and the staff was so nice!!
Written October 18, 2021
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Charles B
Catskill Region, NY30 contributions
A great day at the Zoo
My wife and I and our two kids had wonderful time at the Bronx zoo. The Bronx zoo is very large so bring your comfortable walking shoes . We highly recommend pre buying the refillable soda cups as they pay for them self very quickly . The zoo is well kept but lacks good signage to help you navigate easily . Be prepared if you are traveling with your stroller to park it outside of most indoor exhibits and carry your kids as strollers are not allowed in most indoor exhibits . All and all is awesome place to spend the day . Well worth the money will be back .
Written October 4, 2021
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🌍FamilyTravels🛫
Colchester, UK1,270 contributions
Not as big as expecting but still good for children.
A good zoo, spent a good few hours at the zoo. No where near as big as we was expecting but still pretty decent to be fair. Plenty enough to keep the kids entertained and it’s educational as well. A lot of stuff once inside are additional expense just to be aware & it’s always hard to say no to the kids.
Written September 21, 2021
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Shirnet F
1 contribution
Bad experience
Aug 2021 • Family
This was false advertising and this third party deal is a rip off. My tickets were suppose to be for a tour I never received. I will never use TripAdvisor again!
Written August 22, 2021
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Lizeth P
1 contribution
I think it's overpriced they don't have a lot of animals.
Bring you own food. Food it's very expensive n 👎
Aug 2021 • Family
More animals are needed
the staff at the cafeteria needs to improve, they need to clean the tables more often. They need a more friendly staff!
Written August 11, 2021
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John C
1 contribution
First visit to the bronx zoom
Aug 2021 • Couples
Zoo animals nice. Pick up and retrieneed uberval not so nice. Need uber because taxis nonexistent in the bronx.
Written August 11, 2021
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DrKatieRN
Bayside, NY1,429 contributions
Spend the Day at the Bronx Zoo
I visited the zoo with my sister and children ages 7, 7, 12 and 17. On Wednesday the zoo has free admission,, but you must make a reservation online. There are additional fees, to get an any of the special presentations such as the children’s zoo, butterfly Pavilion, Tram, and monorail requires an additional $17.95 which we pay paid. The free tickets for general admission become available at 5 PM on Mondays forWednesday. The website for the zoo is extremely slow and cumbersome. It took hours to get the tickets. You can only get four at a time so two of us had to do that.

The zoo was very clean and there were hand sanitizing stations everywhere. What was missing were directional signs. There are a few for major attractions but it is very difficult to maneuver the zoo without constantly asking directions from staff. They really need to improve signage. We did download the Zhu app but it wasn’t good. It’s still left us confused. They need something more like Waze or Google maps to go from one place to the other and label the paths with names. You can wander around for hours confused.

The zoo is located in the center of the Bronx known for its hills which date back to the Ice Age. There’s lots of walking up and down hill. We enjoyed most of the animals including the seals, aquatic mammals including penguins, aviary, butterfly Pavilion, the mouse house, monkeys, and giraffes. The kids favorite was definitely the children’s zoo which is located right next to the Southern Boulevard parking lot. There were goats, chickens, turkeys, sheep. The animals were friendly and looking for food. For $.50 you can buy a handful of dried food that you can hand feed to the animals. Our little kids are quite excited about this.

The butterfly Pavilion was gorgeous. There were thousands of butterflies and beautiful colors all over. This is an indoor experience.

At the end of the day we enjoyed our monorail ride through Africa where we saw a tiger, rhinoceros, gazelles, and other African animals. We took the trim back up near the children’s zoo area where we had entered.

There are some cafés in the zoo. The menu is very basic: hotdogs, hamburgers, pizza, and sandwiches. The pizza was quite good. Prices are high. You can easily bring your own lunch and picnic set on one of the tables that are near the cafés.

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall, the Bronx Zoo is one of the best. It could be better however with improvements in signage that are very much needed and improvements in the website. We appreciate the efforts of the Conservancy to protect species that would otherwise be extinct and to advance animal science. This is a great place to spend an entire day.

If driving I suggest parking at the Southern Boulevard lot which is then very close to the children’s to and other attractions. The zoo promotes membership which is a great way to support this nonprofit organization. They should however make the enhancements to signage and website.
Written August 7, 2021
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Domenica L
11 contributions
Had a great time even in the rain
Jul 2021 • Family
Always check the weather ahead of time,we were trying to book for free Wednesdays,but it was impossible to get thru,but trip adviser made it very easy to book another day,I will always book with them for now on,ty trip adviser
Written August 1, 2021
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73travelbug65
Seaford, NY263 contributions
gorillas .....
Jun 2021
omg what's better than the gorillas.... nothing

had a great day with friends we were there from 10 am till 5pm
a beautiful day
Written July 30, 2021
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Irene S
Cherry Hill, NJ106 contributions
Great 1st visit
Jul 2021 • Family
We enjoyed the fact that there were so many trees at the zoo. We'd like the fact that the animals for the most part had a lot of room to roam. We liked looking at all the different animals. The food choices were good. We liked the monorail that took us to look at some of the animals. The souvenir shop had some neat things to look at and we did purchase a few items. We liked the butterfly area also. I did not like the parking situation. For some reason they had people parking in every other spot I don't understand the purpose of this. I heard other people complain about the same thing. That would be my only complaint because it took a while for us to park because it was such slow going doing every other spot.
Written July 18, 2021
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