fourteen things to keep in mind when Visiting  bronx zoo

Duration required

If you visit with children, you may need four hours to explore the Bronx Zoo. If you are in a hurry, You can walk past all exhibits and experiences in just 90 minutes.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Bronx Zoo is when they open at 10 am. The animals are more visible during the early morning and may recede to shaded areas as the day gets hotter.

Timed tickets

Select a timeslot when you book your tickets. The slots start at 10 am and are available till one hour before the zoo closes. Arrive at the zoo within one hour of the entry time you select.

Book in advance

During peak seasons and weekends, there is a long line at the zoo’s ticket counter. By buying Bronx Zoo tickets online, much in advance, you can skip the queue and save waiting time.

Animal feedings

The zoo offers several animal feedings and talks throughout the day, so be sure to check the schedule to plan your visit accordingly.

In winter

Some of the animals at the Bronx Zoo are more active during fall and winter. It is fascinating to see animals adapt to the cooler weather. The Bronx Zoo is relatively less crowded in winter.

Zoo Shuttle

The shuttle service is a great way to explore the zoo and visit multiple exhibits without getting too tired from walking. The Zoo Shuttle remains closed from November to March.

Food at Bronx Zoo

Several restaurants and cafes inside the Bronx Zoo offer hot and cold dishes, snacks, and beverages. Visitors can also enjoy their lunch or boxed meal at the picnic areas or tables near the café.

Wear comfortable shoes

 The zoo has a lot of walking, so wearing comfortable shoes is important for a better experience.

Stay hydrated 

The zoo can be quite hot and humid, especially during summer. Be sure to stay hydrated and bring a water bottle with you.

Free Entry

The Bronx Zoo offers limited free tickets every Wednesday, which can be reserved on Monday at 5 pm. Visitors can book a maximum of four tickets per order, which only provide entry to the zoo.

Standard tickets

The ticket gives you a single entry to the Bronx Zoo. The ticket includes access to animal feedings, encounters, Zoo Shuttle, Butterfly Garden, and other rides and attractions.