Bronx Zoo Tickets

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Bronx Zoo | Discover 265 acres of wilderness in the heart of New York City 

Discover the Bronx Zoo, a captivating oasis across 265 acres of lush hardwood forest in vibrant New York. Housing over 10,000 animals from 700 species, it's not just a zoo but a commitment to conservation. Since 1916, the Bronx Zoo has pioneered wildlife care while hosting the first modern zoo animal hospital with a full-time veterinary staff. Immerse yourself in a world of wonder, where each visit supports the mission of preserving the planet's wildlife.

Why visit the Bronx Zoo?

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  • Wide range of exhibits: Immerse yourself in a world of outdoor and indoor exhibits with various animals and habitats.
  • Immersive experiences: Enhance your visit with thrilling rides, unforgettable animal feedings, and more.
  • Events & workshops: Look out for a calendar full of exciting and engaging programs that add an extra layer of fun and learning to your zoo experience.
  • Wild encounters: Get up close and personal with some of your favorite animals like penguins, cheetahs, porcupines, and sloths.
  • Tree-top adventures: Embark on a treetop adventure, climbing, crawling, and swinging amidst the wildlife at the Bronx Zoo. 

Bronz Zoo highlights

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Butterfly garden

Step into a world of fluttering butterflies amidst lush greenery.

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Children's zoo

 A whimsical haven for kids to meet prairie dogs, porcupines, and other gentle farmyard animals.

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Congo gorilla forest

 Discover the adored gorilla family, each with a unique and endearing personality.

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 Discover Ebony langurs swing atop a maze of branches in this Asian-themed jungle.

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 Witness the lively Coquerel’s Sifaka lemurs leaping from limb to limb in this Madagascar-themed exhibit.

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Budgie landing

Connect with colorful, free-flying budgies and keep an eye on your complimentary seed stick for snack-time visits.

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Bug Carousel

Spin into the world of enchanting insects aboard the Bug Carousel, featuring praying mantises, grasshoppers, and even dung beetles.

Plan your visit to the Bronx Zoo

Getting there
Facilities & accessibility
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General timings:

  • Nov 5, 2023, to Mar 28, 2024: Mon - Fri from 10 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Mar 29 to Nov 2, 2024: Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM  
  • Weekends & Holidays: 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Best time to visit: Opt for the afternoon at the Bronx Zoo for a quieter, more relaxed experience. With fewer crowds, you can explore the exhibits at your own pace and immerse yourself in the diverse wildlife.

Last entry: The last entry is 45 mins before closing. Animal exhibits close 30 minutes before the park closes. Please plan as exhibits may close earlier due to capacity restrictions.

Bronx Zoo

Address: 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460 United States | Find on Maps

  • By subway: #2 train
    Nearest stop: Pelham Parkway
  • By bus: BxM11, Bx9 or Bx19, Bx12 or Bx22
    Nearest stop: Bronx Zoo's River entrance (Gate B), Southern Blvd entrance (Gate C), Fordham Road
  • By train: Metro-North's Harlem line to Fordham
    Nearest stop: 183rd Street and Southern Blvd
  • By car: The Bronx Zoo is 17 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport. 
    Parking: There are three paid parking lots available at the Bronx Zoo; Bronx River, Southern Blvd, and The Asia parking lot.
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The Bronx Zoo offers three entrances:

  • Gate A (Asia Gate Entrance): Located on Boston Road, one block north of 180th Street.
  • Gate B (Bronx River Entrance): Positioned on Boston Road, just south of the Bronx River Parkway.
  • Gate C (Southern Blvd Entrance): Situated at 183rd Street and Southern Blvd.
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  • Nursing stations: Mamava Nursing Pod at Dancing Crane Plaza Porta-Potty at Fountain Circle offers nursing stations for your children.
  • Restrooms: Eco-restroom, family restroom inside Dancing Crane Cafe, and other restrooms are available in different areas and open at 10 AM.
  • Water fountains: There are various locations featuring bottle filling stations and fountains at different zones and a water fountain in Somba Village.
  • Headphone zones: These zones are available at Bug Carousel, Children's Zoo, Sea Bird Aviary, Sea Lion Pool, and Wild Asia Monorail.
  • First aid zones: First Aid stations are located at Astor Court & Dancing Crane Cafe.
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Bronx Zoo offers you a variety of options to dine from. Here are some top picks for you:

  • The Patio: Near the Children's Zoo, The Patio offers outdoor seating and lunch tables for a meal amidst nature.
  • Pecking Order: Located near Northern Ponds, Pecking Order is a convenient spot for snacks and refreshments.
  • Somba Village: Close to Baboon Reserve, Somba Village offers various food choices for a quick refuel.
  • Zoo Bites: Located at Tiger Mountain, Zoo Bites is ideal for a quick bite with a menu to suit your taste.
  • Zoo Brews: Near Nature Trek, perfect for quenching your thirst with a variety of beverages.
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  • Visitors must have a date-specific ticket, including Members and one-day ticket buyers (ages 3 & up).
  • Parking can fill to capacity on peak attendance days; consider alternate travel options.
  • The management reserves the right to refuse admission for inappropriate behavior that endangers animals, staff, or other guests.
  • Do not disturb roaming peacocks or local wildlife. Respect plants and trees.
  • Stroller parking is required at certain exhibits. Self-park and take your belongings with you.
  • The Bronx Zoo is smoke-free. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas.
  • Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not feed animals or throw items in exhibits and stay on public paths.
  • Scooters, skateboards, bicycles, or balloons are not allowed in the Zoo.
  • Radios, speakers, and playing ball are prohibited during the visit.

Frequently asked questions about Bronx Zoo tickets

How much is a ticket to the Bronx Zoo?

A standard entry ticket to the Bronx Zoo is priced at $30.95 for adults and $20.95 for children (ages 3-12).

How to book tickets to the Bronx Zoo?

You can book Bronx Zoo tickets online or purchase them at the zoo's entrance. Booking your tickets online often offers discounts and special promotions.

Why should I book Bronx Zoo tickets online?

Online tickets are priced lower than those purchased at the zoo's entrance.

What do Bronx Zoo tickets include?

Your Bronx Zoo tickets provide access to all exhibits, attractions, and special events within the zoo premises.

How do I access the different exhibits at the Bronx Zoo?

Your entry ticket to the Bronx Zoo grants you access to all exhibits, including special seasonal attractions.

How long does it take to complete a Bronx Zoo visit?

A thorough exploration of the Bronx Zoo typically takes around 3 to 5 hours.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can. There are also various dining options available within the Bronx Zoo.

Can I carry cameras?

Yes, cameras for personal use are allowed, but professional photography equipment may require special permission.

Is photography allowed?

Photography is allowed for personal use. Tripods and other professional equipment may require special permission.

Is it prohibited to get pet/animal food?

Bringing pet or animal food into the zoo is not allowed.

What is the best time to visit the Bronx Zoo?

Weekdays and non-holiday periods generally offer a quieter experience. Early mornings are often less crowded.

Is Bronx Zoo wheelchair friendly?

Yes, the Bronx Zoo is wheelchair-friendly, with accessible pathways and services for visitors with mobility needs.