Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo showing zoo animals
Watch gorillas bathing and sea lions feeding at this extensive animal park, which brings the great wild to central New York. 

Delve into the intriguing lives of animals at the Bronx Zoo, one of the world’s largest urban animal parks. This exciting spot features rides, sideshows and animals in naturalistic landscapes for an unforgettable family outing.

The Bronx Zoo was founded in the 19th century and featured just over 800 animals and 22 exhibits. Today, the zoo has grown to over 6,000 animals living happily in spacious enclosures in 265 acres (107 hectares) inside Bronx Park.

Begin your wild experience at the African Plains exhibit, which features lions and herds of zebras and gazelles. Close by is the Baboon Reserve, where monkey families leap from rock to rock. Complete the African exploration at the “Madagascar!” exhibit, where you’ll see bushy-tailed lemurs and Nile crocodiles.

Watch feathery excitement at the World of Birds, an indoor walk-through aviary populated by colorful winged species. Aquatic birds and birds of prey can also be seen at separate nearby enclosures. Wander the World of Reptiles exhibit to see anacondas, turtles and poisonous frogs.

Take a ride on the Bug Carousel, which has seats themed on insect species throughout the globe. Afterward, experience the magical flutter of the Butterfly Garden, which features over 1,000 multi-colored insects. Take the kids to see friendly anteaters, sloths and goats at the Children’s Zoo.

Learn the story of Earth’s ice ages at the zoo’s 4-D movie theater, which enhances the experience with snow showers, mist and scents. Next door, watch sophisticated animal interactions at the Congo Gorilla Forest.

Ride on the Wild Asia Monorail through a 40-acre (16-hectare) enclosure that recreates Asian wallows and pastures. Look for tigers and rhinos among the trees. Afterwards, stop at the penguin and sea lion enclosures to watch their excitement during feeding time.

The Bronx Zoo is located on Southern Boulevard in New York’s Bronx Borough. Get here by bus or subway from the city. Eat at the Dancing Crane Café or several other dining spots. The park is open daily and charges admission.

Top Hotels Close to Bronx Zoo

Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
2 out of 5
4387 3rd Ave., Bronx, NY, 10457
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The price is ¥12,222 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
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Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
3 out of 5
500 EAST 185TH STREET, Bronx, NY, 10458
The price is ¥18,136 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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Hotel Henny
Hotel Henny
2 out of 5
505 W 181st St, New York, NY, 10033
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2.9/5 (52 reviews)
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Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
2 out of 5
4387 3rd Ave., Bronx, NY, 10457
The price is ¥12,222 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Hotel Ninety Five Fordham / St. Barnabas Hospital
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
3 out of 5
500 EAST 185TH STREET, Bronx, NY, 10458
The price is ¥18,136 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Bronx
Hotel Henny
Hotel Henny
2 out of 5
505 W 181st St, New York, NY, 10033
Hotel Henny
Opera House Hotel
Opera House Hotel
3 out of 5
436 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY, 10455
The price is ¥18,276 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Opera House Hotel
Edge Hotel
Edge Hotel
3.5 out of 5
514 W. 168th St., New York, NY, 10032
The price is ¥29,632 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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The Park Ave North
The Park Ave North
3 out of 5
65 East 129th Street, New York, NY, 10035
The price is ¥16,092 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
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DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Lee - George Washington Bridge
DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Lee - George Washington Bridge
4 out of 5
2117 Route 4 Eastbound, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024
The price is ¥18,209 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Lee - George Washington Bridge
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
104-04 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY, 11369
The price is ¥27,871 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
The Central Park North
The Central Park North
2.5 out of 5
137 W 111th street, New York, NY, 10026
The price is ¥15,971 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 22
The Central Park North
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