The Bronx Zoo is one of my favorites! There’s so much to see that it takes more than a day to do it all. There are 265 acres of wildlife, and on top of the animal exhibits there are unique things to experience, like a monorail that provides a cool perspective. Also, the children’s zoo is one of the best I’ve seen. For an additional fee guests can embark on a treetop adventure (obstacle courses and zip lines), programs such as a nature treks, and animal encounters, like penguin feedings. There are so many activities, and they are broken down by age, from pre-school to adult.
There are two ticket options: General admission, or the total experience. Total experience tickets give you access to gorillas, the monorail, allow for rides on the zoo train, bug carousel, and 4-D theater. However, if you got a general admission ticket and later decide you want to ride the monorail, you can pay a small fee right outside the ride.
Baby A was 4 months old during her first trip to the Bronx Zoo, and the peacocks just couldn’t get enough of her!
They were always following us! We got so close!
The Bronx Zoo is open year round, except on certain major holidays. If you’re visiting from Manhattan it’s a short, and pretty direct bus ride on the BxM11. It makes stops on Madison Ave between 26th and 99th Streets, and then goes directly to the zoo’s Bronx River Parkway entrance.